For the fourth time in the last five seasons, the University of Sioux Falls women’s basketball team has won 20 games in a season! The Cougars are now 20-3 overall after a weekend road sweep of Bemidji State and Minnesota Crookston.
Yet despite all the success so far, Head Coach Travis Traphagen knows this is a special group that can do something really special. He’s keeping his team motivated by letting them know about all of the goals still in front of them.
On this edition of the Trap D podcast, Coach Trap and Midco Sports Network’s David Brown discuss how he keeps his team motivated, why the Cougars can adapt their game so well and the coach he’d like to learn from the most!
0:29 – Coach Trap discusses the 2-0 road trip and the different challenges the team faced in Bemidji and Crookston.
2:02 – Discussion on the Bemidji State game, what it was like facing old assistant Chelsea DeVille and how a ‘perfect’ quarter from the Beavers made the game close.
5:13 – Trap explains why he played junior college transfer Jade Blackburn more vs. Bemidji State and if you’ll see more of her down the home stretch of the season.
6:38 – A breakdown of the victory over Minnesota Crookston last Saturday, including how the 4-15 Golden Eagles were able to keep pace for most of the first half.
10:51 – David and Coach Trap discuss how USF has the personnel to play different styles based on their opponent’s defensive schemes.
13:55 – A preview of a big weekend at home for Sioux Falls as they host Northern State on February 7 and MSU Moorhead on February 8.
16:16 – David and Coach Trap reflect on the close games between USF and MSU Moorhead over the past couple of years and how the Cougars need to approach the Dragons on Saturday.
18:35 – With six games left in the regular season, Trap expounds on how there are plenty of goals in front of his team, but they still have plenty to improve upon.
21:43 – Trap discusses whose brain he’d like to pick when it comes to learning more about the game of basketball.