EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - 14-0, not a bad place to be. The USI men's basketball team has yet to face defeat this season and there's not much you can say except that this team is different.
Jeril Taylor said, "We actually play for one another, not for one person or two people, like we are actually playing for the whole team. Picking our brother up, that's our motto."
This squad is selfless in play and the mix of guys is perfect. Take three fifth-year seniors, mix it with a few transfers, toss in a couple of sophomores and that is a recipe for success.
Head Coach Rodney Watson said, "We just have a good blend veterans and new guys, we have a good blend of guards and bigs. We seem to be playing for one purpose. We have a lot of guys we feel like can play and give us a very strong contribution at any point in the game."
One senior is at the core of this team and that is Bobo Drummond, and although plagued by injury and not yet back in the starting five he is the team's biggest leader and brings something incredibly special to the table.
"He was here before anybody on the team so this is really his team you know we are actually joining his team," Jeril Taylor said. "He brings a lot of motivation, a lot of encouragement, he picks me up a lot, he picks everybody up a lot, he is always that guy to try to lighten up a dark room."
This team has won their fair share of awards this season and though they are perfect on paper, but they are staying humble and staying hungry.
Bobo Drummond says, "Just moving on to being zero zero after each week, you know that is our mindset."
The team will look for their fifteenth win Thursday night at Truman State, and they will definitely be tested.
Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m.