MANKATO - Last year, the Mankato East boy's basketball team made its 9th state tournament appearance finishing 6th after falling to St. Thomas Academy in the consolation title game.

East lost a solid chunk of role players from that section champion squad, but has plenty of athletes stepping up this season to fill the void.
The Cougars  are 11-1 this season winning their last 10; with a perfect 9-0 record in the Big 9 Conference.
East is back in action on Friday in Mankato.
The Cougars host Rochester John Marshall 7:30PM.