When I mentioned the MUBL at a recent McMaster basketball game with Brian Decker, he said he wished I hadn't brought it up. His record below should tell you why...
In the last two weeks, he's lost 7-1, first to Neate Sager and then to Cam Charron. Brian's players went 26-for-68 from the field in Week 5 and 33-for-86 in Week 6. Ouch. His only category wins came on blocks.
The standings after six of 11 weeks are:
2. Lund (2.5 wins behind)
3. Sager (6.5)
4. Charron (8)
5. Layson* (9.5)
6. Pettapiece (9.5)
7. Bucholtz (12.5)
8. Decker (19.5)
* Holds tiebreaker
In the last two weeks, Mr. Decker lost 7-1 twice, first to Neate Sager and then to Cam Charron. Brian's players went 26-for-68 from the field in Week 5 and 33-for-86 in Week 6. Ouch. His only category win came on blocks.
In first place, of course, is Alex Tourigny. Rejean Chabot scored 58 points in 59 minutes in Alex's Week 5 win over Cam, with 13 rebounds in addition to Greg Stewart's 32 (!) boards and five blocks. Those latter two performances, on their own, were enough to give Alex two wins on the week. He then picked up 41 assists in Week 6: 13 from Jimmy Dorsey in three games, and 13 more from Chabot. Considering Chabot was a mid-season "waiver wire" addition to his lineup (along with Ryerson's Jahmal Jones, who is also getting regular minutes in his starting five), Alex is doing...um, quite well.
In second place is Chris Lund, getting a (King) Handle on the Bannister. Joey Haywood provided him with 104 points in 118 minutes in Week 6, nearly half of Chris' team's total points in that week. (Sounds kind of like SMU themselves.) Dan Bannister, I only mentioned because his name works better in that pun than Manock Lual.
Last year's champion, Neate Sager, lost 5-3 this week...but only because UFV had the week off and Evens Laroche didn't play (at least, not more than eight minutes).
Next week's schedule, which technically begins tomorrow, marks the last new opponent for everyone (Weeks 8-11 are a repeat of Weeks 1-4) and it is ripe for upset, with no top teams facing each other.
More infrequent updates of the world's most widely-enjoyed CIS basketball fantasy league will come. Full results are here; corrections are welcomed.