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CSI Faces Miles City to Open Boise Office Equipment Invite
After splitting their road games last weekend, the CSI men's basketball team saw themselves drop out of the NJCAA Division I basketball rankings.
Blame this on a few things--a dropped ten point lead against a ranked opponent or double-digit turnovers.
Or most importantly--missed opportunities at the free throw line.
The Golden Eagles went 9-of-21 from the free throw line in their loss against Casper College, shooting less than 50 percent from the charity stripe.
There's the old adage that "free throws win games," and in CSI's case, this could not have been more true.
"You can't beat good teams on their home courts making those types of mistakes," CSI men's basketball head coach Steve Gosar said. "Turnovers, missed free throws--they'll kill you. We made enough mistakes towards the end [of the Casper game], and it ended up costing us."
Needless to say, the Golden Eagles will need to be better this weekend when they host Miles City Community College to open the 2012 Boise Office Equipment Invite. The Pioneers are no strangers to playing big on their opponent's hopme court.
"Last year they came in and had a really nice ball club and some guys who really played hard and gave us a good run for our money," Gosar said. "I think we were down at half time and had to come back. Coach Tate does a great job with them. I know they'll be prepapred."
So other than working on free throws and protecting the ball, Gosar said the Golden Eagles know what last piece of the puzzle must be in place for a win Friday night.
"We'll have to be ready to play hard and play forty minutes of basketball."