TWIN FALLS, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) The College of Southern Idaho has been working diligently to prepare for eighth-ranked Salt Lake.
The 10th ranked Golden Eagles have won four games in a row since their blow out loss to the Bruins.
Of course, the team will be down two of its star players, Charles Jones Junior and Danya Kingsby. The sophomores are facing a two-game suspension for violation of team rules.
But the coaching staff has always pushed a "next man up" mentality. The Golden Eagles are deep in scoring, their second and third leading scorers Khalid Thomas and Jake Hendricks will have to fill some of the void.
However, at least four other players are averaging over seven points a game, including Roche Grootfaam.
For Grootfaam, he said, "I have total faith in the guys on the bench, they've always been a big part of the team no matter how much they play. Right now when the chance comes they'll be ready to take down Salt Lake."
Last time around, Salt Lake led by one point at halftime, but ended up winning by 20.
CSI had 24 turnovers, compared to the Bruins' 13.
We hear from redshirt sophomore Telly Davenport who discusses what needs to change on Thursday.
"Really our biggest game plan for that game was to rebound and not turn the ball over, in the first half we did it decently. In the second half, we didn't do it all. So not boxing out, just turning the ball over too much, so we're really focusing on that, if we do that we'll be successful," explained Davenport.
The teams tip-off Thursday at 7:30 pm, following the women.