Basketball

U SPORTS Men’s Basketball Final 8 roundup – Friday

Following losses in Thursday’s quarterfinals of the U SPORTS Men’s Basketball Final 8, the first consolation semi-final was a rematch of the Canada West Final Four with the University of Calgary Dinos playing the University of Manitoba Bisons on Friday evening. The Dinos fell to the second-seeded Carleton Ravens by a score of 85 –…

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Dalhousie hosts U Sports men’s basketball Final 8

Dalhousie is ready to welcome the best university basketball teams in Canada to Halifax, as they host of the 2017 U-Sports Final 8 men’s basketball national championship from March 9th to 12th in the Scotiabank Centre. “There is a huge tradition of playing the national tournament in this city, so I think people are glad…

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U SPORT Final 8 preview

The U SPORTS Men’s Basketball Final 8 Championship kicks off Thursday, March 9, but Wednesday saw players and teams arriving, getting ready for the year-end tournament. The event has been hosted in Nova Scotia an incredible 35 times since the inaugural tournament in 1963, with 26 of those years being held in the same building…

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Tigers win third straight AUS championship in men’s basketball

The Dalhousie Tigers men’s basketball teams are the first team since the 2003-2006 StFX X-Men to win three straight AUS championships. They defeated their Halifax rivals the Saint Mary’s Huskies in a close 63-60 game on March 5th at the Scotiabank Centre in order to capture the title. “I’m just glad for the guys,” said Tigers…

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Ritchie Kanza Mata sets AUS record

Dalhousie Tigers point guard Ritchie Kanza Mata is the best passer in Atlantic University Sport (AUS) history. On Sunday, January 15, Kanza Mata recorded his 536th career assist in a game against St. Mary’s, breaking Cape Breton University’s John Ryan for the AUS record for most career assists. “I’m still a little shocked because I…

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Alex Carson wants to be a hometown hero

Rookie Alex Carson hit 5/6 three-point shots for a game-high 18 points in the first AUS regular season game of his career. In 2014, Carson was named a second team all-star in the under-17 men’s basketball nationals, helping Nova Scotia earn bronze. In the same tournament a year later, he was named a first team…

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Men’s basketball team loses first game of season to SMU

The St. Mary’s Huskies showed they deserve to be higher on the USports national basketball rankings. They beat Dalhousie 90-77 at the Homburg center at St. Mary’s on Nov. 9. Dalhousie, ranked sixth in Canada, and St. Mary’s, ranked ninth, were the only two AUS teams in the top 10 coming into the season. This was…

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Men’s basketball team cruises to win in season opener

Rookie Alex Carson summoned his inner Stephen Curry to help the Tigers’ men’s basketball team defeat the Cape Breton Capers 95-60 at the season opener on Nov. 4 at the Dalplex. Carson was the Tigers’ prized off-season recruit and it didn’t take long for him to prove why. He hit five out of six three-point shots…

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Men’s basketball team goes for third straight championship

For the second straight year the Dalhousie Tigers’ men’s basketball team enter the season as the defending AUS champions. Head coach Rick Plato believes his team has a chance to win the championship again. “We are the two time defending champions,” he said. “With some hard work and a little bit of luck… we are…

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