Houston Baptist got a statement 93-91 win over the weekend but it felt like a homecoming to five players on the Huskies roster.
The Huskies took down Acc school Wake Forest at the Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum on Black Friday, this was a game where HBU found themselves heavy underdogs. HBU was down 14 points with nine minutes left in regulation before utilizing a late run and stall worth defense, to push this contest into extra time.
The Huskies prevailed in OT outscoring Wake 10-8 and really put the state on notice, HBU had beaten a NC school with some NC area talent!
I caught up with freshman forward Ben Uloko, Uloko who played his prep ball at local triad school West Forsyth. He was extremely under recruited by in state division ones, along with four other guys on the roster who wanted to prove something on the floor.
Uloko played on this same floor in high school during the annual Frank Spencer Classic, but the energy had a very different feel this time around.
“It was a great win for us. Yes that game felt like a homecoming for me and the NC guys. The atmosphere did feel different from the Frank, it felt more intense.” Uloko told Phenom Hoops.
Currently sitting at (2-3 , 0-0), after a recent nail biting loss to UTSA, this program is looking to change the culture one game at a time. The Huskies will next be in action Dec. 1st on the road against Louisiana Tech.
. “For Us we are taking it one game at a time and working hard every day to get better.”
Game totals from NC Prep Players
6’4 Sophomore Ian Dubose (Ravenscroft HS) (18 pts, 3 rebs, 3 ast)
6’5 Sophomore Phillip Mckenzie (Cannon School) (8 pts, 6 rebs)
6’2 Sophomore Oliver Lynch Daniels (Chapel Hill NC/ Oak Hill) ( 4 rebs, 2 ast, 3 pts)
6’7 Freshman Ben Uloko (West Forsyth) (9 pts, 3 ast)
6’5 Freshman Qon Murphy (Cannon School) (1 reb, 4 mins)