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HOUSTON, TEXAS (February 16, 2017) The HBU Huskies kept the conference tournament seeding hopes alive with an 88-77 upset of the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Sharp Gym in Houston on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The win pushed the Huskies to 8-6 in conference action and 12-12 for the season. The Bearkats fell to 9-5 in conference and 18-9 overall.
The game, which was televised on Root Sport, saw four players hit in double-digits; Atif Russell and Braxton Bonds with 18 points each followed by Colton Lasher and Josh Ibarra with 15 each. Reveal Chukwujekwu tallied 10 rebounds to lead HBU.
With the win, the Huskies have fifth place in the conference standings, with Sam Houston holding on to fourth place. New Orleans hold the top spot followed by SFA and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Huskies have four conference games remaining on their schedule, including a February 23 matchup against McNeese and a February 25 game against Lamar with both those games are on the road. They close out the regular season with two home games; March 1 against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and March 4 against Abilene Christian.