- UBC (9-0 CW Pac., 1st in RPI) — Rolled both units in one-sided home wins over Brandon (92-46 on Saturday) and Regina (97-70 on Friday); no one played more than 21 minutes vs. the Bobcats.
Kamar Burke, the sophomore who was the only T-Bird to get 30 minutes in either game, used it to put up a neat stat line: eight points, 12 rebounds, nine assists and four steals. The other fun stat: At some point, UBC centre Balraj Bains has probably been referred to on here as a shot-blocking specialist. He played 13 minutes vs. Brandon and never took a shot, but swatted a pair. Next week: Two-game series vs. Fraser Valley.
- Carleton (9-1 OUA-E, 2nd in RPI) — Shot an effective 73% in Saturday's 99-53 win over York. Kevin McCleery had 22 points on 10-of-12 shooting, while third-year forward Aaron Chapman (12) scored in double figures each game this weekend.
The Ravens TCB'd on Friday with Tyson Hinz putting up 20 points and eight rebounds in an 87-37 win over Laurentian. Both teams' high man was a freshman, since Isiah Pasquale topped the young Voyageurs with 12. Next week: At Ryerson and No. 8 (for now) U of T.
- St. Francis Xavier (5-0 AUS, 6th in RPI) — Two-game series at Memorial, although the Saturday game was postponed. Next week: Host Acadia, visit No. 9 Dalhousie.
- Calgary Dinos (9-2 CW Pr., 3rd in RPI) — Got a push from the their Southern Alberta rivals on Saturday, getting past Lethbridge 88-86 in overtime. Considering the contrast in experience at 1-spot, this might not have been a surprise. Calgary's Jarred Ogunbemi-Jackson, for all his game, is a frosh, while the 'Horns have veteran Jeff Price (27 points, five assists vs. just one turnover and five steals on Saturday).
Next week: Two-game homestand vs. Alberta.
- Cape Breton (6-1 AUS, 7th in RPI) — Swept UNB, 91-73 and 99-75; Scott Jaspers-Fayer had 26 points, 15 rebounds, seven blocks in the first game. Next week: At No. 9 Dal and Acadia.
- McMaster (5-5 OUA-W, 10th in RPI) — Swept at Lakehead, 80-72 and 76-70, making it four losses in a row. Keenan Jeppesen had a rough statline in the second game (10 points on 3-for-12). The three-spot-drop rule usually observed in the coaches' poll will keep the Marauders in next week's ranking; note that their RPI is strong. At the same time, they're are now fifth in the loaded OUA West.
Next week: Host Brock (Wednesday), No. 7 Windsor (Saturday).
- Windsor (8-2 OUA-W, 5th in RPI) — The young point guard Josh Collins dished off for seven assists in the 72-49 home win over Brock on Saturday, where UW held the Badgers to 24 per cent (!) shooting. The Lancers also edged Western on Wednesday.
OUA West writer Sean Furfaro has a post if you want to weigh on that division.
Next week: Host Waterloo (Wed.), at No. 6 McMaster (Sat.).
- Toronto (6-4 OUA-E, 9th in RPI) — Split the weekend (105-63 win at RMC, 67-62 loss at Queen's) and fell two games behind Ottawa and three behind Carleton. They're only a half-game ahead of Queen's.
Gaels big man Mitch Leger had a 20-point, 20-rebound night on Saturdya. Queen's, which closed Bartlett Gym on Saturday night, outrebounded the Varsity Blues 50-30. Still, Toronto kept it within five points. U of T is a tough out, even when it's not all firing.
Next week: Host Ottawa and No. 2 Carleton.
- Dalhousie (4-3 AUS, 13th in RPI) — Return game at Acadia on Sunday after a 78-59 home win on Friday, with CIS scoring leader Simon Farine putting up 26 points and eight assists. He also had five steals.
Next week: Huge home weekend vs. No. 5 Cape Breton and No. 3 St. FX.
- Lakehead (8-1 OUA-W, 4th in RPI) — Swept McMaster at the Thunderdome, 80-72 and 76-70, without having a 20-point man in either game, which is impressive. Also leapfrogged the Lancers in the RPI, moving up to 4th. Cam Hornby, with 13 off the bench in as many minutes, was their leading scorer in the second game.
- Little Man on Campus has a round-up of Pac-D action in Canada West.
- Your new CIS scoring leader is Showron Glover. The Saskatchewan guard who went off for 43 points — on just 21 shots! — in the Huskies' 102-81 win at Simon Fraser. Glover is now averaging 26.8, ahead of Farine (26.0). Would you believe the same person in the MUBL has both Farine and Glover, the country's leading rebounder, Leger, and top shot blocker, Thompson Rivers' Greg Stewart?
- Ryerson power forward Boris Bakovic is one basket from from moving into third on the OUA career list. His 61 points this weekend gave him 1,736 career, one behind Brock great Kevin Stienstra.
- Ottawa's trio of fifth-year guards Josh Gibson-Bascombe and Donnie Gibson and combo forward Warren Ward combined for 131 points in the Gee-Gees' home wins over York and Laurentian. Ottawa topped 90 in each contest to go to 8-2, two games clear of Toronto for No. 2 in the OUA East.
That fairly demands an abbreviation: One suggestion is WWJD (Warren Ward, Josh and Donnie).
- More stathead brain candy: Simon Fraser, now 8-3 in Can West play (and 8th in RPI through Saturday's games), shot an effective 65% in an 84-80 win over Alberta on Friday. Lost in the shuffle was that Golden Bears freshman Jordan Baker had a season-high 22 points in the loss.
Alberta rebounded more of its own misses (17) than of SFU's (16). Crazy.