Congratulations to the men’s basketball team and head coach Jim Christian for their successful season so far.
With Wednesday night’s win over the University of Wyoming, the Horned Frogs now sit alone atop the Mountain West Conference.
Christian has quickly turned his team into a winner. The Horned Frogs are off to a 13-6 record and have gone 4-1 in conference play, their best conference start ever.
No one expected much from this year’s team, coming off a 14-16 season that culminated with the firing of former head coach Neil Dougherty.
Only four players from last season’s squad returned to play this season. This year’s team is full of newcomers that not only play, but contribute.
Freshman guard Ronnie Moss, junior center Zvonko Buljan and junior forward Edvinas Ruzgas are just a few of the players who, while new to the team, have made a significant impact.
The team’s performance this season is no fluke. They know how to play winning basketball.
Christian deserves a lot of the credit, as does the university for recognizing the need to take the basketball program in a new direction. There is no doubt the move has paid off so far.
Students, teachers, alumni and all fans of the school should put their support behind the team during this exciting time.
Having an entertaining, winning basketball team has taken a lot of people by surprise. The team’s quick rise to prominence should only give people more of an incentive to come out and support the team. Every effort should be made to fill the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum as much as possible.
Men’s basketball worth rooting for has returned to our school.
Sports editor Michael Carroll for the editorial board.