In this image: Keevan Veinot's shot is blocked by Eddie Ekiyor.

The Dalhousie Tigers men’s basketball team lost a hard fought game against the Carleton Ravens in the U Sports semifinals by a score of 76-65 on March 10. Going in as the underdogs, the Tigers stayed competitive all game against the top-ranked team in the nation, and a program that’s won 13 out of the…

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In this image: Xavier Ochu scoring a layup.

The Dalhousie Tigers men’s basketball team defeated the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds 74-65 in the quarterfinals of the U Sports nationals at the Scotiabank Centre on March 8. The Tigers held the second-best scoring team in U Sports to 65 points –– that’s 27 fewer than the 93.5 points the Thunderbirds averaged per game…

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In this image: Dalhousie's men's basketball team.

The anticipation is over. It’s now playoff time.   The Atlantic University Sports (AUS) men’s basketball playoffs start on March 1, and a season of preparation for the Dalhousie University Tigers will be put to the test. They’re hosting the U Sports Men’s Final 8 national championships this year- guaranteeing them a spot in the tournament –– but the…

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In this image: The Dalhousie Tigers pose for a championship photo at the Scotiabank Centre on March 3.

The Dalhousie Tigers defeated their rivals the Saint Mary’s Huskies 65-55 to claim their fourth AUS men’s basketball championship in five years on Sunday afternoon. “It feels great to show that we won it and it also shows everyone that we belong in the final 8,” says Sascha Kappos, fourth-year forward for the Tigers. Kappos…

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The Dalhousie Tigers women’s basketball team fell 74-54 against the Acadia Axewomen in the quarterfinals of the AUS championships at the Scotiabank Centre on March 1. “It was a tough loss,” said first-year guard Emily Holt. “We’ve been working towards the playoffs for the whole season, and we were as ready as we were going…

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In this image: Sven Stammberger holds a basketball up to the camera.

Earlier this month, Sven Stammberger was selected as a U Sports Top 8 Academic All-Canadian for the 2017-2018 season.  The former captain of the Dalhousie Tigers men’s basketball team, Stammberger is the 14th student-athlete from Dalhousie University to be honoured in this way since 1993. Only McGill University has generated more Top 8 Academic All-Canadians. …

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In this image: Andrea Plato watching a basketball game.

Go to any Dalhousie Tigers men’s basketball game and you’ll see the team’s Head Coach, Rick Plato, pacing near the bench, waving his arms and yelling at his players for turning the ball over.   Behind him is a person who is nearly the exact opposite: a blonde-haired woman, sitting calmly and keeping track of turnovers…

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Mike Shoveller finally got an opportunity to play in the annual Rod and Joan Shoveller Memorial Tournament. The one named after his grandparents.   The tournament is a men’s university basketball tournament, hosted during the winter break by Dalhousie University.  Shoveller transferred to Dal last fall for his final year of university basketball; he played in…

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