Another tough road loss for the U-B Bulls and it cost the team five spots in the Associated Press college basketball poll. The Bulls were at Bowling Green last Friday and led most of the first half, but fell 92-88 for their second conference loss of the season and third overall.

When the AP Top-25 rankings came out on Monday the Bulls had fallen from Number-18 to Number-23.  But still, the Bulls remain among the Top-25 college basketball teams in the nation for the 13th straight week and that's surprising.  I figured they had played themselves right out of the national rankings, but still their play throughout the season has gained national respect.

The Bulls will have more than a week after their latest loss to prepare for their next game.  They have plenty of work to do.  The Bulls led by eight at halftime and were 15-0 on the season when they led at the half, but they gave up a season high 53 points in the second half and shot only 47 percent.

The Bulls host Central Michigan Saturday at Alumni Arena.