Tuesday, 6 February 2007

Dal Knocks off SMU in OT

In the only game in the CIS this evening, Dal defeats SMU in overtime: St.Mary's (6-7, 18 pts.) 83 at Dalhousie (6-9, 14 pts.) 84 OVERTIME 6'3" Devon Norris (pictured) hit a 15 footer jumper from the right corner with 1.3 seconds remaining in overtime as Dalhousie defeated St. Mary's 84-83 at Dalplex (earlier we mistakenly reported that the game was to be played at the Tower). Earlier 6'6" Clint Bateman (27 points including 4-9 3's) knocked down a deep 3 with 6.5 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game after St.Mary's trailed by 5 with one minute remaining. St. Mary's had a one point lead in overtime with the ball when the Tigers got a big stop with 30 seconds left and, after a timeout, ran a play that got Norris free on the baseline and he made no mistake. St. Mary's used a 16-9 run early in the second half to grab an 8 point lead with 14 minutes to play in the game but Dal's fifth-year senior Monte Francois (17 points) knocked down a couple of jumpers to pull the Tigers back into the game. Dal's 6'5" Germain Bendegue had 20 points but only 5 after halftime and 6'6" Drew Stratton knocked down a series of 15 foot jumpers to finish with 18 points for Dal. Mark McLaughlin added 25 for St. Mary's while center Ikeobi Uchegbu had 12 points and 13 rebounds. NOTE: St. Mary's Aaron Duncan did not play and has been suspended indefinitely due to an off-court situation.

Brandon's solid SID Jeremy Sawatzky is ready with the Bobcats preview f their home-and-home series with Winnipeg, beginning Thursday at the Duckworth Center. For fans in Winnipeg and Brandon, Saturday's game is available live on television Brandon Bobcats Preview (Thurs. & Sat.)

Brandon also announced the commitments of two top recruits BOBCATS FUTURE STAYS BRIGHT: Top two Manitoba High School Hoopsters Commit to Brandon University BRANDON, MB – The future of the Brandon University Bobcats just got a whole lot brighter. Canada’s #1 ranked men’s basketball program is excited to announce Kyle Vince and Kevin Oliver to its 2007 recruiting class. Both players are considered among the top university prospects graduating from Manitoba high schools this year, and both will help bolster an already talented BU roster. “It is a honor to have these two talented and bright young men join our basketball program,” says BU head coach Barnaby Craddock. “Having watched their fantastic play over the past few years, it is a privilege to have the opportunity to work with them on the court, and help them graduate from Brandon University.” Kyle Vince is 6'6" and can play guard or forward; he will be studying business at Brandon University and plans to go to law school when finished with his bachelor’s degree. Vince currently stars for J.H Bruns, the #4 ranked team in Manitoba, who are coached by Norm Fromel. “Brandon University looks like a great school and I am honored to play for a program that is ranked #1 in the country,” says Vince. “I met the guys on the team, it’s a great group, and I’m excited to play with them.” Kevin Oliver is a 6'7" guard with a deadly shooting touch who was recently named the MVP of the Wesmen Classic. He stars for the Silver Heights Huskies, who are coached by Kirby Schepp, and are the #1 Ranked team in Manitoba. “Academically, I am impressed with the courses that Brandon has to offer me, and basketball-wise I look forward to being part of such a successful program,” stated Oliver. Vince and Oliver were both starters on summer 2006 Manitoba Juvenile Boys Provincial team. They were both key factors in Team Manitoba's undefeated 4-0 round robin performance, and 4-point semi-final loss to the eventual Gold-Medalist team from Ontario.

The hearings for the McGarrigle vs. Dal suite continue Ex-Dal Hoops Coach, AD at "loggerheads"

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