The Hastings College men’s basketball team is still undefeated.
The Broncos knocked off NCAA Division II foe University of Nebraska at Kearney 87-75 Tuesday night at Lynn Farrell Arena to move to 5-0 heading into conference play.
It all comes after Hastings lost its top player, Tobin Reinwald, to a season-ending injury just before the season opened.
“It’s just huge,” HC coach Lance Creech said of the win, which was the final game before the Broncos open GPAC play Saturday at home against Morningside. “It keeps your streak going. I think anytime you can beat an opponent that is higher than you, an NCAA opponent, is big for the kids’ psyche.
“It validates all that we have been working on and all the things we’ve been trying to sell. I feel like we’ve had as much buy-in from the players since 2009-10 (when HC last made the NAIA national tournament).”
Kearney native Dane Bacon scored 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting, hitting 4-of-8 3-pointers, to lead the Broncos against his hometown school.