- Laurier's upset of Lakehead on Friday night was probably the biggest upset of the week on the men's side, and will undoubtedly re-ignite the 'Lakehead is only good at home' argument, but the Thunderwolves are still in first place, despite the loss. And with Windsor losing on Wednesday at home to Waterloo, I would still expect Lakehead to be ranked 1 spot ahead of Windsor (although both should drop) when the new rankings come out on Tuesday.
- I've said since the beginning of the season that McMaster and Toronto were earning their national rankings based on reputational bias, and that they were over-rated. Now, 12 games into the season, both teams have a 6-6 record.
- On the women's side, the McMaster Marauders sent a message to the rest of the league with their win over the No. 2 Windsor Lancers. With everyone focusing on Windsor and Western, this strong Marauder team is not to be forgotten.
- Everyone has anointed Brock's Clinton Springer-Williams as OUA West Rookie of The Year already, and averaging 20 points per game, it's hard to argue with that, but I'm really impressed with WLU's Max Allin. Let's hold off on awarding the trophy just yet.
- Andrew Wedemire put up big numbers in back-to-back games with 22 points and 5 rebounds vs. Guelph, and 27 points and 18 rebounds vs. Brock. Wedemire is better and more athletic than I've ever seen him, and is a major force around the basket.
- After a huge win on the road at Windsor on Wednesday, the Waterloo Warriors came back to Earth on Saturday, losing to the Guelph Gryphons is a game that saw them score only one field goal in the third quarter. Jay Mott is back in the lineup, but shot poorly. Luckily for the Gryphons, they got big games from Dan McCarthy and Adam Bering. Nick Walters is playing increased minutes off of the bench for the Gryphons, and showing Gryphons coach Chris O'Rourke that he should be spending more time on the court. It was the Gryphons' first win at home this season.
Basketball: OUA West Weekend Update
The OUA West certainly saw a number of big upsets over the past week, but while some people's eyes were opened to certain teams, when it was all said and done, the standings remained essentially the same.