Men's Basketball: National Top Ten Tracker

The #1 Carleton Ravens continued their solid start to the season with a successful Kitchener-Waterloo roadtrip, overcoming a massive game by Laurier’s Kale Harrison to beat the Golden Hawks 88-80 and playing a machine-like game in defeating Waterloo 94-78. Harrison poured in 39 points, but the Ravens made 12 threes and got to the free throw line 33 times (of which they made 26) to ground the Hawks in the battle of the birds. Aaron Chapman led the Ravens with 18 points and eight rebounds. The next night, the Ravens put on a clinic on how to win on the road, turning the ball over just nine times while shooting well from the floor (51%), while also dominating the glass 37-25. Tyson Hinz scored 23 to lead Carleton, while rookie sensation Phil Scrubb chipped in 19.

#2 St. FX: No game this weekend, will play next Saturday at home against Dalhousie.

After a weekend in which they struggled against the Alberta Golden Bears, the #3 UBC Thunderbirds responded with two convincing wins over the Winnipeg Wesmen on Friday and Saturday night. Friday’s game saw the T-Birds overcome a three-point barrage from Winnipeg, who made 14 treys. UBC got 42 points from their bench, including 18 from Nathan Yu, while Josh Whyte led the Thunderbirds with 20 points and six helpers in a 98-81 win. Saturday saw another offensive onslaught from the Vancouverites, who shot a blistering 58 per cent in a 114-86 blowout. Yu led the team with 22 points, while Doug Plumb added 21.

Other Top 10 Scores:

#4 Concordia: Were upset 97-91 by Laval on Friday, but responded with a 79-67 win over UQAM on Saturday on the strength of 25 points from Kyle Desmarais.

#5 Saskatchewan: Blew out Lethbridge 93-61 behind 28 from transfer guard Rejean Chabot on Friday, then put away the Pronghorns again on Saturday 107-90 as Chabot once again led the way with 19 34 and Jamelle Barrett posted a double-double of 18 12 points and 14 rebounds assists.

#6 Laval: As mentioned, knocked off the higher-seeded Concordia on Friday behind Xavier Baribeau’s ridiculous shooting night. Baribeau went 8/11 from the land beyond and netted 26 points, and the Rouge-et-Or shot 53 per cent overall on the night.

#7 Western Ontario: Had a good news-bad news weekend in Toronto, dominating Ryerson 88-57 on Friday, but getting dummied 92-64 by U of T on Saturday.

#8 Trinity Western: Completed two blowout wins, crushing Regina 100-60 on Friday and 79-55 on Saturday.

#9 Windsor: Came away from a Toronto trip with two wins: 81-69 over Toronto on Friday and 87-82 over Ryerson on Saturday.

#10 Ottawa: Made their visit to the top-10 a short one, falling 79-68 to Waterloo on Friday and getting smoked 91-71 by Laurier on Saturday. Star Warren Ward played just two minutes on Friday and not at all on Saturday after suffering a hamstring injury on Friday morning.
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  1. I like the idea of the post, but if you are going to put out facts than you might want to check them for accuracy before publishing it.

    The stats you talk about for Saturday's Saskatchewan win over Lethbridge aren't even close to being in the ballpark. Did you just pull them out of thin air?

    I'm surprised Sager hasn't pounced on these inaccuracies yet.

  2. Yes, we are horrible, horrible people, who type 18 when we mean 12, and 19 when we mean 28. How do we ever live with ourselves? We are thankful we have readers like you who will point out our mistakes in an agreeable, non-confrontational manner.

  3. Hey, we don't mind being held to account, keeping in mind I no longer run the show ... I'm just "Employee No. 8" here now.

    Also, I'm beside myself for not starting Desmarais in the MUBL. 25 points?!

  4. Um, your correction to the original is wrong, again!

  5. Sure is. I put Friday's stats in for Chabot on Saturday. Corrected (hopefully...).

  6. Well you're moving in the right direction. I will help you out.

    I agree, that should Barrett collect 14 rebounds in a game that would be noteworthy, because he's a PG and 5'10, and he probably has the best rebounding forward combo in the country on his team.

    But he didn't. What he did have is a school record 14 assists, according to the link you cited about the game. Completely changes the tone of the recap don't you think?

  7. We'll get there eventually. You know, some say there's not even a basketball team at the University of Saskatchewan.

    I have done a pretty awful job, spending five seconds at a time to incorrectly fix this rather than taking the five minutes to triple-check everything, but considering that Brian once signed off on a sports section infographic that credited a U of T quarterback with 127 touchdown passes, this could have been much worse. (Kidding, Brian!)