BULAWAYO Basketball League side the Nust will be out for nothing but a win against defending champions Southern Mavericks to claim bragging rights in the league which enters its third week at the Bulawayo Municipal Ground.
They beat Oilers last weekend and one could have thought they had won a cup game with the way they celebrated their 54-52 victory.
Nust, who are relatively new to the league, are eager to prove themselves and beating the defending champions would shift focus from Oilers.
Southern Mavericks on the other end, would not want to lose their second match of the season as they fell in their first encounter against Oilers.
Mavericks, who boast young talent and veterans, would not want to lose their second match in the league and will make use of the experience they have to overcome the students.
They will probably make use of Nyasha Ngove with William Muchuchuti weighing in to assist with the points.
Giants who lost their first match to Highlanders last week would be seeking that much-needed redemption to remain within reach of the top teams.
They face Lupane State University in another match with the latter also seeking a win following last week’s defeat to Kaos.
In the women’s category Angels will face Stars, Lakers take on Hawks and Mavericks play Lakers B. Last week no women’s matches were played as most of the players were taking part in the Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament that was held at Girls College.
Bulawayo Basketball Association secretary Howard Phangwana said the league was still using one court hence the few