Argo Men Ranked for 1st Time, Credit Experience, Hot Home Start - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Argo Men Ranked for First Time, Credit Experience and Hot Home Start

Posted: Updated:

The University of Great Falls men's basketball team is enjoying a first... being ranked for the first time in the NAIA Top 25.

The Argos are ranked 24th in the most recent poll, thanks in larger part to a three game winning streak that has lifted them into a tie for first place in the Frontier Conference Standings.

Head Coach Steve Silsby credits a couple different factors to his teams 4-2 start in league. First, is the hot start at home. UGF is 3-0 in conference, and 9-0 on the season at the McLaughlin Center. After starting league play with a 1-2 record, the Argos have been able to right the ship at home with wins over Carroll, Westminster and Dickinson State.

Second, is the Argos experience. Silsby has nine upperclassmen on the roster, and says their ability to keep a level head in difficult situations on the court, and their trust in one another is the reason UGF is playing so well.

"I just think the biggest thing is we don't get too high, we don't get too low," Silsby says. "We've been through the grind of a conference season 2 or 3 years now together. The guys know what to expect and I think it's just they trust in each other and believe in each other."

The first test for the Argos as a ranked team will be in Havre on Friday at MSU-Northern. Tip-off in Havre is at 8:00pm. The Women play at 6:00pm.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • "Middle of Nowhere" found in Montana

    "Middle of Nowhere" found in Montana

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 1:39 PM EST2018-02-20 18:39:49 GMT

    A new analysis has determined where the "middle of nowhere" is in the United States: and it's in northeastern Montana. 

    A new analysis has determined where the "middle of nowhere" is in the United States: and it's in northeastern Montana. 

  • Man found beaten and unresponsive

    Man found beaten and unresponsive

    Paul Joseph Laverdure is charged with aggravated assault for allegedly severely beating a man. 

    Paul Joseph Laverdure is charged with aggravated assault for allegedly severely beating a man. 

  • Change of address for sex offender

    Change of address for sex offender

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:52 PM EST2018-02-21 01:52:34 GMT
    Here's is the change of address for Robert Gould who is a Tier III Sex Offender:
    Here's is the change of address for Robert Gould who is a Tier III Sex Offender:
  • Back Attorneys: Benefis destroyed evidence

    Back Attorneys: Benefis destroyed evidence

    The case surrounding Belt Football Player Robert Back and Benefis Health System was focused on the legal responsibility of Athletic Trainer Jessica Hansen,  in the game that ultimately lead to Back being deemed a quadriplegic. As of Friday, we're learning a new legal battle is brewing over whether or not Benefis purposefully destroyed evidence. 

    The case surrounding Belt Football Player Robert Back and Benefis Health System was focused on the legal responsibility of Athletic Trainer Jessica Hansen,  in the game that ultimately lead to Back being deemed a quadriplegic. As of Friday, we're learning a new legal battle is brewing over whether or not Benefis purposefully destroyed evidence. 

  • Court docs: Darby student told classmates who he would shoot

    Court docs: Darby student told classmates who he would shoot

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:19 PM EST2018-02-21 00:19:53 GMT

    New details have been released in the alleged school shooting threat against Darby High School. Witnesses say that Kayser told a group of students on lunch break that he was "going to shoot up the school."

    New details have been released in the alleged school shooting threat against Darby High School. Witnesses say that Kayser told a group of students on lunch break that he was "going to shoot up the school."

Powered by Frankly
Copyright - All content © 2001 - 2018. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.