Two notable men’s social clubs went head-to-head in an intense game of basketball on Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. to decide who would lead the basketball season this past week. Men’s social clubs Gamma Sigma Phi (GSP) and TNT battled hard for a 54 – 46 game favoring GSP.
GSP had a strong year in club sports. Their softball and volleyball A teams took first place and second place in football. TNT, a close match, took first in A team football, then second in softball and volleyball.
Both teams were looking for nothing but success this upcoming basketball season, and this match was important to watch in evaluating their potential. TNT freshman Kobe Davis shared a little insight before the game.
“I think we have the chemistry,” Davis said. “One thing they do have is they outsize us a lot, which is really big and will be beneficial for them.”
On the other side of the court, GSP sophomore and athletic director Collin Blackburn said TNT was one of the greatest competitors out of all of the clubs.
“I wouldn’t say rivalry, but they have been some of our biggest competition,” Blackburn said. “The reason why I wouldn’t say rivalry is because we don’t hate them; they don’t hate us. It is all friendly competition, but if you wanted to use that word, yes they would be our biggest rivalry this year.”
Blackburn spoke about his club’s sentiments about the match along with his beliefs as to why they won.
“They’re a good team, and I think we played pretty good.” Blackburn said. “They probably didn’t play as well they hoped for, but it was a good game. We played really well, we played to our strengths, and that is what got us the win.”