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One team, three winning games and 14 championships

In this image: Carleton Ravens pose for a championship photo at the Scotiabank Centre.

The Carleton Ravens claim the U Sports 2019 men’s basketball national championship after defeating the defending champion Calgary Dinos 83-49 at the Scotiabank Centre on March 10. Ravens’ player Munis Tutu who had 18 points, six rebounds, and three assists said that his team was prepared for this moment after being eliminated in the national…

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Dal loses bronze medal game to Ryerson

The Dalhousie Tigers men’s basketball team finished their run at the U Sports Final 8 championships with a 84-66 loss in the bronze medal game against the Ryerson Rams. After playing a tough semifinal game against the Carleton Ravens the day before, the Tigers had to quickly regroup, but they didn’t have enough energy to…

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Tigers come up short in semifinals

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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Dal brings the Thunder against the Thunderbirds

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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Preparing for the playoffs

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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High School Rivals to championship teammates

In this image: Mike van der poel and Matthew Coolen.

Not many athletes can say they’ve medalled at a national competition in a sport they spontaneously started.   Mike van der Poel and Matthew Coolen, old high school rivals, can. The two track and field stars have have both taken home a U Sports medal since they began running for Dalhousie University four years ago; van der Poel winning bronze for his 300-metre dash in 2017 and Coolen the gold for his 60-metre dash…

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Student first, then athlete

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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Basketball nationals return to Dal

Dalhousie University will host the U Sports men’s basketball national championships for the second time in three years this March.   They won a bronze medal as the host two years ago. They want to do better this time.   “We’re not playing for second, that’s for sure,” says Head Coach Rick Plato.  In 2016-17, Dal won…

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