CANMORE, Alta. — The level of parity in college basketball in recent years is at an all-time high.
Still, on a nightly basis, mid-major teams are often the underdogs against power conference teams. The likes of the Kentucky Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils, and other blue-blood programs land the top high school recruits each season, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a ton of talent elsewhere in the country.
Smaller programs have just as much talent on their roster, but their names don’t come with the same pedigree as the ones in the ESPN Top 100. So, we thought we would filter through all of the mid-major schools and assemble our own Dream Team for the 2017-18 season.
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Thursday night saw two teams square off in Big Sky action who are trending in different directions. The Montana State Bobcats played host to the North Dakota Fighting Hawks in Bozeman, MT, in the first of two meetings between the schools this season.
Following a blowout loss to the Portland State Vikings to open conference play, the Fighting Hawks came into Thursday’s tilt riding a three-game win streak.
On the flip side, the Bobcats knocked off the Idaho State Bengals to open up Big Sky play, but have lost their last three contests.
The hosts were hoping to flip the script and get back on the right track, while the visitors were hoping to keep riding their hot streak to another win in conference play.