- Windsor 76, McMaster 74 — Guard Corey Boswell became the latest to save the Lancers' season. He hit for 18 of his game-high 23 points in the first half, helping the Lancers rally back to win after being down 17-0 five minutes into the game. The glass-half-full approach is that a game like tonight's might stay with both teams, who are now tied for second in the OUA West at 11-6, if they end up meeting in a division semi-final late on this month. By the same token, next time Windsor might not be able to come back.
McMaster, by virtue of its nine-point overtime win over Windsor last month, has the tiebreaker in case there is a tie for second. Joe Raso's young Marauders team also would seem to have the more favourable remainings schedule -- no long road trips, and three of five games are at home.
Windsor's remaining sked:
Sat. 7 vs. BrockAnd for Mac:
Fri. 13/Sat. 14 @ Lakehead
Feb. 18 @ Western
Feb. 21 vs. Laurier
Sat. 7 vs. Laurier
Wed. 11 vs. Western
Feb. 14 @ Guelph
Feb. 18 vs. Brock
Feb. 21 @ Waterloo
- Laurier 67, Guelph 57 — The Golden Hawks (7-10) stayed in the playoff race thanks to Jesse MacDonald going off for 24 points, including five three-pointers. Guelph's best big, Duncan Milne, got in foul trouble and played only 17 minutes, which is something the Gryphons (6-11, now out of a playoff spot) cannot have happen.
Big Man on Campus has covered off the Guelph perspective. It seems as if guard Jay Mott is playing hurt when he's actually injured.
- Waterloo 82, Brock 73 — Warriors post Ben Frisby scored 19 points, more than doubling his scoring average, and more impressively did it on only nine field-goal attempts. Waterloo, at 8-9, is in position for a home playoff game.
Waterloo was up 48-21 at halftime and presumably cruised the rest of the way. Didi Mukendi, who's probably a front-runner to be OUA West rookie of the year, had 25 for the Badgers (7-10).
Men's basketball: Mac lets Lancers off hook, but keeps tiebreaker
Western and Lakehead play two on the weekend, but everyone else was in action: