The Spiders move to 3-3 as they enter conference play at the start of the new year.
The Spiders men’s basketball team lost their first game of the season 71-87 against 11th-ranked West Virginia University on Dec. 13.
It’s a statement victory for UR, who have made a strong case for a national ranking in next week’s Associated Press Poll.
Midway through the first half, the Spiders were able to pick up their intensity and began attacking the basket.
Gilyard, who led the NCAA in steals per game last season, is already UR’s career steals leader with 275.
“The fact that we have been able to get this far into the year as a school and program has been amazing,” Chemotti said.
“You want to make sure the coach is going to be there all four years,” Gilyard said. “It’s something you definitely want as a player.”
Despite the postponement of the football season, the Spiders find themselves looking to make a comeback against their biggest rival yet: COVID-19.