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2017–18 Houston Baptist Huskies men's basketball team

The 2017–18 Houston Baptist Huskies men's basketball team represented Houston Baptist University in the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They were led by head coach Ron Cottrell in his 27th season at HBU. The Huskies played their home games at Sharp Gymnasium as members of the Southland Conference. They finished the season 6–25, 2–16 in Southland play to finish in a tie for 11th place. They failed to qualify for the Southland Tournament.

2017–18 Houston Baptist Huskies men's basketball
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ConferenceSouthland Conference
2017–18 record6–25 (2–16 Southland)
Head coachRon Cottrell (27th season)
Assistant coachSteven Key
Assistant coachJustin "Jud" Kinne
Assistant coachKeith Berard
Home stadiumSharp Gymnasium
Seasons
2017–18 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Southeastern Louisiana 15 3   .833     22 12   .647
Nicholls State 15 3   .833     21 11   .656
Stephen F. Austin 14 4   .778     28 7   .800
Sam Houston State 12 6   .667     21 15   .583
Lamar 11 7   .611     19 14   .576
New Orleans 11 7   .611     16 17   .485
Central Arkansas 10 8   .556     18 17   .514
Abilene Christian 8 10   .444     16 16   .500
Texas A&M–CC 8 10   .444     11 18   .379
McNeese State 8 10   .444     11 17   .393
Incarnate Word 2 16   .111     7 21   .250
Houston Baptist 2 16   .111     6 25   .194
Northwestern State 1 17   .056     4 25   .138
2018 Southland Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

The Huskies finished the 2016–17 season 17–14, 12–6 in Southland play to finish in a three-way tie for second place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Southland Tournament to Sam Houston State.[1] The Huskies received an invitation to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they lost in the first round to Campbell.[2]

RosterEdit

2017–18 Houston Baptist Huskies men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Ian DuBose 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Durham, North Carolina
F 2 Philip McKenzie 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Nassau, Bahamas
G 4 Stephen O'Suji 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Jr Houston, Texas
F 5 David Caraher 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Chapel Hill, North Carolina
G 10 Tyquon Jordan 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Houston, Texas
F 11 Chukuka Emili 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr New York, New York
F/C 12 Tim Myles 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 235 lb (107 kg) GS Rancho Cucamonga, California
G 14 Waseem Ali Jr. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Schertz, Texas
C 15 Edward Hardt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Phoenix, Arizona
G 21 Will Gates Jr. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Sr Selma, Texas
G 22 Jalon Gates 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 155 lb (70 kg) So Selma, Texas
G 23 Oliver Lynch-Daniels 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Chapel Hill, North Carolina
G 25 Michael Saladin 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Beaumont, Texas
G 30 Braxton Bonds 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Jr Nashville, Tennessee
F 32 Colin Just 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Magnolia, Texas
C 44 Josh Ibarra 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Sr Angleton, Texas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: January 26, 2018

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
Nov 10, 2017*
6:00 pm, FSN
at Providence
2K Classic
L 55–84  0–1
Alumni Hall (2,620)
Providence, RI
Nov 14, 2017*
7:00 pm
Arlington Baptist W 108–67  1–1
Sharp Gymnasium (563)
Houston, TX
Nov 18, 2017*
7:30 pm
at Belmont
2K Classic
L 88–93  1–2
Curb Event Center (1,502)
Nashville, TN
Nov 19, 2017*
3:00 pm
vs. Detroit
2K Classic
L 109–116  1–3
Curb Events Center (350)
Nashville, TN
Nov 21, 2017*
6:00 pm, ACCN Extra
at Virginia Tech
2K Classic
L 73–99  1–4
Cassell Coliseum (4,951)
Blacksburg, VA
Nov 26, 2017*
2:00 pm, FSN
at Oklahoma State L 74–101  1–5
Gallagher-Iba Arena (4,325)
Stillwater, OK
Nov 28, 2017*
7:00 pm
Dallas Christian W 96–66  2–5
Sharp Gymnasium (606)
Houston, TX
Dec 2, 2017*
7:00 pm
Texas State W 71–52  3–5
Sharp Gymnasium (963)
Houston, TX
Dec 6, 2017*
6:00 pm
at Saint Peter's L 74–76  3–6
Yanitelli Center (605)
Jersey City, NJ
Dec 9, 2017*
7:00 pm
at UTSA L 71–87  3–7
Convocation Center (1,040)
San Antonio, TX
Dec 15, 2017*
7:00 pm
Barclay W 100–65  4–7
Sharp Gymnasium (437)
Houston, TX
Dec 18, 2017*
5:00 pm, BTN
at No. 2 Michigan State L 62–107  4–8
Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Dec 20, 2017*
6:00 pm, SECN+
at Vanderbilt L 48–81  4–9
Memorial Gymnasium (7,623)
Nashville, TN
Southland regular season
Dec 28, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Lamar L 68–86  4–10
(0–1)
Montagne Center (1,800)
Beaumont, TX
Dec 30, 2017
7:00 pm
New Orleans L 57–64  4–11
(0–2)
Sharp Gymnasium (602)
Houston, TX
Jan 6, 2018
7:00 pm
Nicholls State L 71–72  4–12
(0–3)
Sharp Gymnasium (598)
Houston, TX
Jan 10, 2018
7:00 pm
Abilene Christian L 74–82  4–13
(0–4)
Sharp Gymnasium (576)
Houston, TX
Jan 13, 2018
6:15 pm
at Sam Houston State L 68–81  4–14
(0–5)
Bernard Johnson Coliseum (946)
Huntsville, TX
Jan 17, 2018
7:00 pm
at Southeastern Louisiana L 69–85  4–15
(0–6)
University Center (762)
Hammond, LA
Jan 20, 2018
7:00 pm
McNeese State L 81–86  4–16
(0–7)
Sharp Gymnasium (962)
Houston, TX
Jan 24, 2018
7:00 pm
Incarnate Word W 102–86  5–16
(1–7)
Sharp Gymnasium (631)
Houston, TX
Jan 27, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi L 69–79 OT 5–17
(1–8)
American Bank Center 
Corpus Christi, TX
Jan 31, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Stephen F. Austin L 102–82  5–18
(1–9)
William R. Johnson Coliseum (3,312)
Nacogdoches, TX
Feb 7, 2018
7:00 pm, ELVN
Central Arkansas L 80–100  5–19
(1–10)
Sharp Gymnasium (532)
Houston, TX
Feb 10, 2018
3:00 pm
at Nicholls State L 67–94  5–20
(1–11)
Stopher Gymnasium (477)
Thibodaux, LA
Feb 14, 2018
6:30 pm
at Northwestern State W 77–70  6–20
(2–11)
Prather Coliseum (920)
Natchitoches, LA
Feb 17, 2018
7:00 pm
Sam Houston State L 78–86  6–21
(2–12)
Sharp Gymnasium (918)
Houston, TX
Feb 21, 2018
7:00 pm
Lamar L 73–87  6–22
(2–13)
Sharp Gymnasium (612)
Houston, TX
Feb 24, 2018
3:30 pm
at McNeese State L 79–88  6–23
(2–14)
Burton Coliseum (717)
Lake Charles, LA
Feb 28, 2018
7:00 pm
at Incarnate Word L 71–83  6–24
(2–15)
McDermott Center (1,052)
San Antonio, TX
Mar 3, 2018
7:00 pm
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi L 87–92  6–25
(2–16)
Sharp Gymnasium (842)
Houston, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Source:[3][4].

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sam Houston State beats Houston Baptist in Southland tourney". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  2. ^ "Campbell bounces Houston Baptist from CIT". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  3. ^ "2017-18 Men's Basketball Schedule". Houston Baptist University Athletics. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "Houston Baptist Huskies Schedule - 2017-18". Retrieved October 24, 2017.