By Michael Otero
The men’s basketball team was voted to finish third in the East Coast Conference for the 2015-16 season, according to a poll done in the league office last week. The team finished behind the University of Bridgeport, who are the reigning conference champions, and St. Thomas Aquinas College.
The Pioneers are returning two starters from last year’s campaign; senior guard Dillon Burns and junior forward Greg Dotson. Burns averaged 6.6 points per game while leading the conference in assists, and Dotson averaged 11.3 per game and was top five in the ECC in field-goal percentage and blocked shots.
Head Coach Erik Smiles and his squad open up the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 14, against the University of the Sciences. Tip-off from Delaware is set for 1 p.m.