Wits inched a point ahead of Downs at the summit with five games left courtesy of Ben Motshwari's first-half goal at Bidvest Stadium on Monday night.
Hunt said after the contest: "I thought it was a good gutsy performance. It was like a Champions League game and that's what you want.
"Last year we came second by 14 points, and I said to them as long as we improve this year. I've been here four years, we've improved every year and that's all we need to keep doing. Keep improving, keep producing young players from our academy, which we do all the time. Our right-back [Reeve Frosler] has been outstanding, so that's what it's all about for me."
Meanwhile, man of the match Buhle Mkhwanazi felt the Students did well to contain the Absa Premiership and African champions, who were riding a five-game winning streak.
"These are the African champions, they are a good side. You could see the quality in their team and it showed as time went on. They also brought on good strikers but I think we managed to control them well."