The goal is to win now. And rather than re-build, it is simply about re-tooling. Chicago State head coach Gerald Gillion joined the podcast to talk about the culture, winning, and the changing of the guard in the Windy City.
Chicago State is fresh off its first conference win in nearly four years. Brandon Betson hit a floater with 1.5 second left to give the Cougars a 58-56 win over California Baptist on Saturday.
The last time Chicago State won a conference game was March 3, 2018 when the Cougars ended the regular season with a win over Kansas City.
Led by Betson and freshman guard Jahsean Corbett, the Cougars now have five wins on the season. The last time Chicago State won 5-plus games in a season was 2016-17 when the Cougars won six games.
And the confidence is there for the Cougars. Gillion even mentioned he has already booked the trip to Las Vegas for the WAC tournament.
The Cougars have a big road trip at UTRGV and at Lamar this week.