The competition will stiffen a tad for the Zips tonight as they take on Portland State, the consensus No. 3 team in the Big Sky Conference.
The Vikings won the conference in 2005. Since then, they have been up and down. The Zips are 6.5-point favorites to win the game and play for the tournament championship.
After last night's game, Keith Dambrot blamed the close score on the lack of a true point guard. (It surprises me how heavily he was relying on Ronnie Steward.)