FAIRBANKS-AKIt may be a bit premature to say and every now and again I can be a jinx when it comes to certain aspects of Nanooks basketball just ask Chris Brooks the assistant sports information director up on the hill but I'll just say that the Nanooks mens basketball team is starting to come into form.
They're 2-0 road trip over the weekend was the first road conference sweep since 2006. They now have a four game winning streak which is the longest since 2007.
Their eight wins are three more than last year and their three GNAC wins are one better than the year before and it's only January.
That's what you call improvement.
And with head coach Mick Durham coaching his 500th career game tomorrow against Saint Martin's this team is could be realizing their potential as a threat in the GNAC.
"YEA WELL, 500 GAMES THAT SEEMS LIKE A LOT OF, A LOT OF PREPARATION A LOT OF WORK TO ME IS WHAT IT SEEMS LIKE BUT ITS BEEN GREAT ANDUH WE'RE JUST TRYING TO UH KEEP IMPROVING. YOU KNOW WE'RE, WE'RE TRYING TO CATCH PEOPLE IN THIS LEAGUE AND UH SO FAR AFTER TWO WEEKS YOU KNOW WE'VE WON THREE OUT OF FOUR," Durham said.
Two time GNAC Player of the Week, point guard Pat Voeut feels the defense has been aiding them during this current win streak.
"JUST MAKE SURE WE HAVE OUR HANDS ACTIVE AND JUST BEING A THREAT UM ON BOTH SIDES OF THE COURT IS JUST A BIG THING AND JUST BEING ACTIVE DEFENSIVELY IS JUST WHAT'S BEEN HELPING US LATELY."