Break time is over. Some Tuesday notes:
- It's been a tough season for both UND basketball teams. But if the Sioux men and women play like they did Sunday and Monday, who knows?
- Â The Sioux men, by far, played their best game of the season in their win against Longwood.Â Troy Huff could beÂ a difference-maker before his career hisÂ over. The freshman had a breakout game, 15 points and 13 rebounds. If the Sioux play the same way against South Dakota on Saturday,Â it could be an entertaining January and February.
- The Sioux women are 3-11 butÂ have cleared the toughest part of their schedule. If the Mothershed twins can scoreÂ like they did in UND's convincing win against Western Kentucky on Monday, the Sioux could win another Great West title and finish with a winning record. That, however, is a big if.
- Sioux sophomore center Shyla Kuehl has been dismissed from the women's basketball team. No reasons were given by Sioux coach Gene Roebuck, other than to say she is no longer with the team and didn't quit. Kuehl had not played much this season.
- Check out theÂ Decade of Dominance special section in Thursday'sÂ Herald.Â Hockey beat writer Brad SchlossmanÂ reviewsÂ Sioux hockey inÂ The Ralph since the program moved there in 2001. ThereÂ are some goodÂ behind-the-scences stories that never reached the Herald.
- Finally, we're going toÂ begin aÂ weekly Cover It Live chat with readers Wednesday at www.gfherald.com Â starting at 3 p.m. This is a big week in UND athletics; the Gophers will be in town Friday and Saturday for hockey; and South Dakota will be at The Betty on Saturday for men's and women's basketball. Brad Schlossman, Tom Miller and myself will be in on the chat. And it's national signing day for football recruits also is approaching, so that's another good topic. Cover It Live, Wednesday, 3 p.m. at www.gfherald.com