It’s not quite ‘Enter The Dragon’ full of kung fu kicks and drug lords on a mysterious island but it is pretty darn close. North Dakota State will make the trip to the high plains “island” of Laramie where the Cowboys and Bison will do battle in the CBI. The Pokes faltered down the stretch in Mountain West play going 2-6 in their last 8 games but now is the time to move on from that. This is a new season the slate is clean and we are at home. These type of tournaments off the NCAA radar are all about motivation and desire. You have to believe that coach Shyatt will have the team focused on those two factors.

Defense, hustle, and yes some constant offensive production (without long scoring droughts) should see Wyoming through the next round with Washington State next on the docket. Wyoming is the better team that has played a tougher schedule (as seen in the chart below). Now is the time for belief, leadership and playing a complete 40 minutes of Wyoming basketball.


Rank and Records NDSU   WYO
RPI #185   #80
Strength of Schedule #253   #100
Overall 17-13   20-11
Conference 9-9   6-8
Home 10-4   15-3
Away 5-8   5-8
Top 25 0-0   1-4
RPI Top 50 0-2   2-7