Men’s basketball team shoots for high expectations

Above: Brent Smith, junior center, watches for a rebound during the Oct. 26 game against Randall University. (Tessa Castor/Staff photographer)

By Jason Allen

Staff reporter

The Moundbuilder men’s basketball team is looking for their second win of the year as they take on the Thunder of Manhattan Christian College. The team will play at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Stewart Field House.

The Builders won 107-97 in overtime against the Saints of Randall University on Oct. 26. Three players finished in double digits for the night: DJ Wallace, senior forward, Cameron Hunt, junior guard, and Jacob Horsch, senior guard. Hunt broke a single-game record of scoring 45 points in the victory.

Last season, Horsch earned Division II National Athletic Intercollegiate Association scholar-athlete honors. Wallace earned third team honors in Kansas Collegiate Athletic Association last season, while Cameron Hunt earned first team honors in the KCAC and an All-American honorable mention by the NAIA. Hunt averaged 24.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. He shot 47.8 percent from the floor and added eight blocks and 27 steals for last season.

Matt O’Brien, head men’s basketball coach, feels that everyone knows what the expectations are for the year.

Hunt said, “After last season’s tough championship loss, I have one goal on my mind, and that is a KCAC championship.”

Horsch feels that as a senior he will continue to lead by example and give maximum effort in practice and games so it can help guide the team to a successful season.

O’Brien said, “This team has the aptitude to try some new things.”

Jason Allen is a senior majoring in sport management. You may email him at

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