Posted On: 08/19/19 9:55 PM

Christian Brothers head coach Bubba Luckett didn’t like how last season ended, with a 65-51 loss to Baylor in the quarterfinals round of the Division II-AA Boys State Tournament.

His team wasn’t pleased either, and Luckett hasn’t had to remind his players how the 2018 season ended. So, the goal for the Purple Wave in 2019 is to get over the hump and get to Nashville, Tennessee to compete for a state title.

“I think they know how close they were, and it was a disappointing loss because we didn’t play very well, and we should’ve won, we think,” Luckett said about the loss. “Baylor was good, but our guys expected to win that game, and that’s a good thing that they went into that game not feeling like the underdogs.

“I think they were disappointed that they didn’t go to Nashville, but that’s the motivation they need to get after it this year. Let’s see what we can do.”

At Monday’s practice, each varsity basketball player on the floor played with a competitive edge, putting forth the type of effort that’s going to be needed to win a state title.

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