Loss at SAU, Win vs ATU mark odd Bison split

This past week’s split leaves the Bisons at 5-5, tied for fourth in the GSC West.  They’re barely hanging on to a tourney berth, but hanging on nonetheless. The Bisons staked out a big lead on Thursday at Southern Arkansas, but the Muleriders made threes and won the rebounding battle to take the game in […]

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Home win streak continues for Bisons against Southern Arkansas

It’s hard to stop a team that shoots threes well and does it consistently.  The Bisons don’t do the latter, but they were lights-out last night from beyond the arc, making 14 of 27 outside shots as a team.  It was just one of those games where everyone hit their shots, and SAU just couldn’t […]

Gulf South Conference Preview 2008-2009

These previews will be in descending order, using the team’s 2007-08 net efficiency, which I think is the best metric of overall team quality. Christian Brothers 2007-2008 Record: 22-10 Net Efficiency: +13.5 The Bucs have some significant losses: perennial star forward Kevin Weybright, starting guard Justin Ray, and reserve guard Roberto Casiano.  Weybright is a […]

Making the GSC Tournament: Possible Scenarios

The Bisons cut down the nets after last night’s game, since it was the first time in the 50-year history of the program that the Harding men finished tied for a conference (or really the division) championship. They still have some work to do, though, if they want to win a GSC Championship and make […]

Weekend surge pushes Bisons to the front

My mind has mostly been elsewhere in the last day or so, but I was paying attention to the games last week, and hopefully I can throw out a few good thoughts. Harding 69, Southern Arkansas 66 [TABLE=87] The Bisons mitigated the negative effects of Steven Barnett’s slippery handle (8 turnovers) with an impressive rebounding […]

GSC Predictions 2007-2008

I’ve used this space a lot over the past few years to throw out opinions about D-II basketball, but I try to emphasize that the prediction game is an awfully tough one to play. At the Division-II level, many of the players are either total unknowns or washed-up former high-school, JC, and even D-I stars […]

GSC Preview 2007-2008: Southern Arkansas

The Muleriders finished yet another disappointing GSC season 5-9 last year, again failing to compete for a division title.  They didn’t finish last, but it probably felt like it for a program that could use yet another facelift (not to mention a new mascot). What went well for Southern Arkansas: Stop opponents’ offensive possessions. I […]