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Bobcats look to continue hot shooting against Portland

By Kane O'Neill, KTVM Sports, koneill@ktvm.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:48:45 PM MST
Updated On: Dec 11 2013 11:25:06 PM MST

The Bobcat Men are coming off their biggest win of the season, defeating Walla Walla 109-54 last Saturday. This was the first 100 point game of the season for the Bobcats.

"It gives us some confidence having a good shooting night," said MSU freshman Stephan Holm.

"Overall we just dominated that team," said MSU head Coach Brad Huse.

The Bobcats went 44 for 70 from the floor on Saturday, hitting 10 threes and picking up 13 steals. The teams say they still have some things to work on.

"Right now we're just trying to improve," Huse said. "We'll continue to work on our rotations, getting the sense of who can bring the right defensive intensity and mentality on that end night in and night out. I think we've shown that we've got a lot of different guys that can score the ball."

One of those men is Stephan Holm. Holm, a freshman from Utah, had 5 of the Bobcats 10 three-pointers against Walla Walla. He led the team Saturday with 21 points and credits it to repetition in the gym.

"I think it's about getting in the gym, getting extra shots," he said. "Extra work pays off, that's what it's all about."

The men will hit the road this Saturday to face the 6-2 Portland Pilots. The teams knows they need to get off to a hot start or the scoreboard may take off in the pilots favor

"We can't let their primary scorers have big nights," Huse said. "They have three guys that are averaging 13 points or more a game. We have to take one or two of those pieces out and not let them get second chance shots."

Tip-off for the game Saturday is at 2 p.m.