Preparing for a swarm of hornets

Sophie McDonald
Sports Editor

With the first game of the season in sight, the men’s basketball team is ready to take on Harris-Stowe University tonight in the CFSB Center.

The Harris-Stowe Hornets have won all three games played this season and the Racers are looking for the first win of the official season.

“We’re obviously excited and ready to get started. (There is) lots of anxiety, lots of excitement, just ready to get out there for our first game,” Head Coach Steve Prohm said. “I know we’ve done Canada and closed scrimmage games, but we’re ready to get out in front of the public and ready to see how our team does in front of real people and a crowd so we can watch tape and see what we need to get better at.”

Despite tonight’s game against a nonconference opponent, Prohm said no one should count on the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ teams as an automatic win and that the margin for error is not as much as people think. Despite the conference differences, Prohm said he and the team are ready to play like the family they are becoming.

“The character of our guys is great. I told the guys the other day I had their backs and they need to have mine,” he said. “It’s part of being a family, of being a tight program so the thing about it is we’ll go through some adversity throughout the year and that’s what those things will show that we can stay together.”

Tipoff for the game is at 7 tonight in the CFSB Center.

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