Saturday, January 23, 2010

On the Road

I am writing this post from Moscow, Idaho where we are preparing to face a dangerous Idaho team tomorrow night. This trip has been a really great one so far as we got a big road win at Fresno State. The game at Fresno went really well as we executed and played hard and got the W. Since our loss to Louisana Tech we have won 4 straight WAC games and we have been playing our best basketball of the season. We got a huge road win at Nevada where we played through a 10 point deficit late in the game and pulled it out in the end. That win was huge for us and felt great!! Road wins are very difficult to get no matter who we are going up against in the WAC.

This game against Idaho tomorrow night is the ultimate chess match. With Coach Verlin being the head coach at Idaho it always makes for a very tough battle. The Vandals always have a great game plan when facing us. It will be very important for us to keep our composure and execute through whatever they throw at us. We are very excited to play tomorrow night and we really hope to give Coach Morrill his 500th win.

-Tyler Newbold

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Great Win

We have had a great week of practice and we were able to get a really good win last night against Hawai'i. We need to take the same aggressiveness and determination to play Nevada on Wednesday. The shots last night were falling and we are eager to take that on the road too. We are excited to play three games this week and we are focused on getting better and trying to have fun and get the W's.

-Tyler Newbold

Friday, January 1, 2010

Tournament & Upcoming Challenges

The Gossner Tournament was a great success for our team as we have improved in a lot of areas. We were able to get all three wins and got positive contributions from everyone on the team. After the tournament we were all able to go home for Christmas which was very nice. We had to be back in Logan on December 27 for practice. The Christmas break always goes very quickly. We are all grateful for the little break we get to be with our family and friends.

We beat Western Oregon after getting back from the break and then we leave for Las Cruces to start WAC play against New Mexico State followed by a game at Louisiana Tech. Both of these games will be big tests for us. Both of these teams are very athletic and will be a challenge for us. We must play great defense and execute our offensive sets extremely well to have a chance to win. We are excited for the challenge of defending the WAC title and starting that on the road. We are also excited to play on ESPNU and hope that as many people as possible will watch us play!!

-Tyler Newbold