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:
  • 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. Brock
    Fri. 13/Sat. 14 @ Lakehead
    Feb. 18 @ Western
    Feb. 21 vs. Laurier
    And for Mac:
    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).
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1 comment:

  1. Good point. There is a difference between hurt and injured. Mott is definitely injured. I'd have gone with someone else.