Not CIS, but it bears noting some Canadian ballers have helped both Syracuse Orange basketball teams get off to unbeaten starts.
The Orange men, as you know, are 12-0 and ranked No. 5 in the Associated Press poll entering their game on Tuesday vs. Seton Hall. Guard Andy Rautins is leading all Canadians in NCAA Division 1 in assists (5.5) and steals (2.7) and Montrealer Kris Joseph is averaging 9.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals.
The SU women's team is off to its best start ever, 11-0 (albeit against a less than taxing schedule). The Orange's lone Canadian, 6-foot-4 frosh forward Kayla Alexander from Milton, Ont., had a team-high four blocked shots along with eight points and seven rebounds in a win over Rider on Monday.
Sorry for going off-topic, but it was tough for a Syracuse basketball fan to resist making a note of this during our non-peak time.
(It is hoary Kingston cliché to be a fan of The 'Cuse. In defence, it is the closest major D-1 school and I came of age when the Big East was a power conference. The fandom doesn't really extend beyond the men's basketball team, but there is always a willingness to get on the bandwagon when it is convenient.)