Too early to tell
Yes, the Pilots put up 90 in a win. Yes, they are 4-0. But they also watched a 22-point lead get cut to six before winning 90-78.
So the question was put to LSUS coach Chad McDowell: "Is it unfair to compare this team to last year's team that got as high as No. 1 in NAIA?
The answer: "I'm glad you asked that. No, I don't think it's fair. A lot of people probably make that mistake. You get accustomed to seeing one team and you expect to see that team. But this is a different mix of guys. They come from different backgrounds. These guys practiced seven to eight weeks with the team that ended up. We found our identity. Which is to make the most of every possession. We've got a lot of guys playing a lot of minutes.''