Nanook Mens Basketball team prepares for final 2018 home game against UAA

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Nanook Men's Basketball team will be playing at home for the first time since their exhibition game back on November fifth.
The Nooks will be hosting their in-state rivals, the UAA Seawolves.
It's been a back and forth start to the year for the Nanooks, who are playing under new head coach Greg Sparling this season.
They started the year with four losses in tournaments, falling to Chaminade, Hawaii Pacific, and Hawaii Hilo in the GNAC/Pacwest Crossover and Lake Superior State in the Seawolf Jamboree.
They finished that Anchorage Tourney with a win over Northwood before defeating Black Hills State and Cal State Dominguez Hills in the MSU-B Tournament over the Thanksgiving Weekend.
They then fell in their first Great Northwest Athletic Conference Contest of the year against Montana State Billings in a 79-76 battle.
They will look to finish 2018 off on a high note, while earning their first GNAC win of the year against the Seawolves, who are currently 5-4 overall this year, and also 0-1 in the conference.
After an entire month on the road, the Nooks look forward to stepping back into the Patty Center.
"I think it's going to be nice to be playing in front of our home crowd. We've stayed in a lot of hotels, we've been in a lot of busses and a lot of airplanes but the nice thing about it is to get the local community out, the student body, and people get to see us, what brand of basketball we're playing. We're excited to be back home. It's going to be fun. It's one game and then we've got 4-5 weeks off so we have to make the most of it," said Sparling.