There hasn't been much buzz surrounding UND men's basketball the past couple of seasons. The Division I transition has been hard for the men's basketball program -Â perhaps harder than for any other UND athletic program
But the 8-9 Sioux are playing better these days and their true freshmen and redshirt freshmen are showing signs that UND basketball may again be entertaining to watch.
A big test will come Thursday night against Utah Valley, a team that is big and balanced. The WolverinesÂ beat Oregon State of the Pac 10 this season.
The Sioux have a chance to make some noise in the Great West. That's refreshing, especially after how quiet it's been around the Betty the last two seasons.
Also, thanks to those who participated in Wednesday's live chat at www.gfherald.com There were more questions than we could answer in the hour-long Cover-It-Live chat regarding Sioux athletics. We'll be back again next Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.