Sunday, 24 February 2008

AUS Tournament Pairings set after SMU sweeps Cape Breton

Saint Mary's 84, Cape Breton 79 6'5" Aaron Duncan had 27 points including the game-clinching free throw late in the game as the Huskies nearly blew a 19 point lead but held on to sweep the weekend series and finish third in the AUS. With the pair of losses, the suddenly-reeling Capers finish fourth and will meet Dalhousie in the first round of the AUS tournament which begins a week from this coming Friday at the Halifax Metro Center. Cape Breton got back in the game with a flurry of fourth-quarter threes led by 6'5" Phil Nkrumah, 6'5" Paul Blake and Mike Cruickshank (12 points) but Saint Mary's had too much Duncan and too much balance with 4 players in double figures and a signature effort from glue-like point guard Mark Ross who was credited for 10 assists.

Here is a summary of the AUS tournament draw:

First Round byes: Acadia (regular season champions), St. FX (X gets a bye for the ninth consecutive season)
First Round matchups:
Saint Mary's vs. UPEI
Cape Breton vs. Dalhousie

1 comment:

X-Man said...

Actually, this is the 10th straight year X has received the bye.