Miguel Tomley ISU MBB

Idaho State guard Miguel Tomley puts up a 3-pointer over a contest from Denver guard Ben Bowen during a game at Reed Gym.

There are a couple of ways to look at the beginning of Idaho State’s men’s basketball season: 1) Total frustration over what could have been or, 2) Optimism that with just a little bit of luck, the Bengals could be very competitive in what is a very down Big Sky Conference.

In case you haven’t been keeping track, the Bengals have started off the season 2-6, losing four games in row by a combined total of eight points — including two overtime heartbreakers — with three of those games on the road. ISU finally broke a five-game losing streak Wednesday night, winning at the University of Missouri-Kansas City 75-65, offering a bit of hope during what has been a disheartening run of tight losses.

Jared Rodriguez ISU MBB

Idaho State forward Jared Rodriguez shoots a catch-and-shoot 3-pointer during a game against Denver at Reed Gym earlier this season.

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90s alum

When you lose so many games be close margins like that, its not a lack of talent, it is a lack of coaching, this coming from a long time AAU/High School coach that learned how to close games early in my coaching after losing too man last second come backs early on and then almost never losing a close game where we had the late lead again. ISU can't seem to beat even the lowest of low D1 teams at home under this coach and it also appears they take steps backwards instead of forward as seasons go on, not a good sign at all. AD Seamons passed on the most qualified coach (that had taken his D1 teams to multiple NCAA tourneys) I had ever seen apply to coach ISU the past 30 years for this small division coach that had no idea what he was doing in D1. It appears the Loony and A.D. Seamons experiment has about come to an end if we ever want to see a winning team again here in the Gate City and that's for both Football and Basketball!

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