THE COWBOY BASKETBALL TEAM GOES INTO SATURDAY NIGHTS GAME 2-5, AFTER A SUPRISING TEN POINT LOSS ON THE ROAD WEDNESDAY NIGHT AGAINST THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA, WHICH, LET'S BE HONEST HERE, IS NOT OFTEN CONFUSED WITH DUKE OR UCONN ON THE COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCENE.

IN FACT PERHAPS THE POKES BEST OUTING OF THE SEASON SO FAR MAY HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN A LOSS. THAT WOULD BE THEIR TEN POINT LOSS AGAINST THEN NUMBER EIGHT RATED MISSOURI IN A TOURNAMENT IN CANCUN, MEXICO. ACTUALLY NOT A BAD EFFORT AGAINST A VERY GOOD TEAM...BUT WHEN THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR SEASON SO FAR IS A LOSS, THAT CAN'T BE A GOOD THING.

INDIANA STATE, BY THE WAY, IS PROBABLY BEST KLNOWN AS THE ALUMNUS OF HALL OF FAMER LARRY BIRD. GAME TIME SATURDAY IS FIVE PM IN LARAMIE.