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BasketballBuzz CIS Men’s Basketball Top 25 Power Rankings Week 5 – Dec 06 2011

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Below are the BasketballBuzz Top 25 CIS Men’s Basketball rankings for  week 5.

#1 Carleton Ravens – (OUA 8-0, Overall 19-6) (LW: 1)
Previous: Waterloo Warriors W 98-55, Laurier Golden Hawks W, 88-85
Up Next: @York Lions, @Laurentian Voyageurs

#2 St. Francis X-Men – (AUS 5-0, Overall 13-0) (LW: 2)
Previous: @St.Mary’s Huskies W, 81-78
Up Next: UNB Varsity Reds x 2

#3 Saskatchewan Huskies – (CW 5-2, Overall 12-3) (LW: 3)
Previous: Idle
Up Next: @Victoria Vikes, @UBC Thunderbirds

#4 Lakehead Thunderwolves – (OUA 7-1, Overall 15-1) (LW: 4)
Previous: @York Lions, W, 78-72, @Laurentian Voyageurs W 88-85
Up Next: Western Mustangs x 2

#5 Laurier Golden Hawks – (OUA  7-1, Overall 16-5) (LW: 5)
Previous: @Ottawa Gee-Gees W, 77-76, @Carleton Ravens L, 84-68
Up Next: Waterloo Warriors, @Brock Badgers

#6 Concordia Stingers – (RSEQ 3-0, Overall 9-6) (LW: 6)
Previous: Idle
Up Next: @UQAM

#7 Victoria Vikes – (CW 8-0, 10-5 Overall) (LW: 7)
Previous: Idle
Next: Saskatchewan Huskies, @Alberta Golden Bears

#8 McMaster Marauders – (OUA 7-1, 14-4 Overall) (LW: 9)
Previous: Toronto Blues W, 89-62, RMC Paladins W, 98-51
Up Next: @Windsor Lancers, Waterloo Warriors

#9 Windsor Lancers – (OUA 7-1, Overall 10-15) (LW: 14)
Previous: RMC Paladins W, 83-66, Queens Golden Gaels W, 81-86
Up Next: McMaster Marauders, Guelph Gryphons

#10 UPEI Panthers – (AUS 6-0, 10-2 Overall) (LW: 10)
Previous: Idle
Up Next: @St. Mary’s Huskies x 2

#11 Alberta Bears – (CW 6-2, Overall 11-6) (LW: 11)
Previous: Idle
Up Next: @UBC Thunderbirds, @Victoria Vikes

#12 Fraser Valley Cascades – (CW 5-3, Overall 13-7) (LW: 12)
Previous: Idle
Up Next: Calgary Dinos, Lethbridge Pronghorns

#13 Ottawa Gee-Gees – (OUA 4-4, 11-11 Overall) (LW: 13)
Previous: Laurier Golden Hawks L, 76-77, Waterloo Warriors W, 119-76
Up Next: @Laurentian Voyageurs, @York Lions

#14 Brock Badgers – (OUA 6-2, 13-9 Overall) (LW: 8)
Previous: Ryerson Rams L, 60-84, Toronto Blues W, 95-55
Up Next: Guelph Gryphons, @Laurier Golden Hawks

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#15 UBC Thunderbirds – (CW 4-2, Overall 11-7) (LW: 15)
Previous: Idle
Up Next: Alberta Golden Bears, Saskatchewan Huskies

#16 Acadia Axemen – (AUS 4-3, 10-6 Overall) (LW: 16)
Previous: Idle
Up Next: Cape Breton Capers

#17 Manitoba Bisons – (CW 5-4, 9-6 Overall) (LW: 17)
Previous: Winnipeg Wesmen W, 87-70
Up Next: @UBC Okanagan, @Thompson Rivers Wolfpack

#18 Cape Breton Capers – (AUS 4-2, 8-6 Overall) (LW: 18)
Previous: St. Mary’s Huskies  W, 76-71
Up Next: @Acadia Axemen

#19 Guelph Gryphons – (OUA 5-3, 9-9 Overall) (LW: NR)
Previous: @Laurentian Voyageurs W, 79-76, @York Lions, W 86-71
Up Next: @Brock Badgers, @Windsor Lancers

#20 Thompson Rivers Wolfpack – (CW 4-4, 7-8 Overall) (LW: 24)
Previous: Idle
Up Next: @Winnipeg Wesmen, @Manitoba Bisons

#21 Lethbridge Pronghorns (CW 4-4, 4-8 Overall) (LW: 24)
Previous: Idle
Up Next: Trinity Western Spartans, @Fraser Valley Cascades

#22 Trinity Western Spartans – (CW 2-6, Overall 7-8) (LW: 17)
Previous: Idle
Up Next: Lethbridge Pronghorns, Calgary Dinos

#23 Laurentian Voyageurs – (OUA 2-4, 9-9 Overall) (LW: 23)
Previous: @Guelph Gryphons L 76-79, @Lakehead Thunderwolves L, 95-99 OT
Up Next: Ottawa Gee-Gees, Carleton Ravens

#24 Waterloo Warriors – (OUA 4-6, 8-9 Overall) (LW: 19)
Previous: @Carleton Ravens L, 53-102, @Ottawa Gee-Gees L, 76-119
Up Next: Laurier Golden Hawks, McMaster Marauders

#25 Mcgill Redmen – (RSEQ 3-2, Overall 8-13) (LW: 25)
Previous: Idle
Up Next: @Laval Rouge et Or

Dropped from previous week
Toronto Blues – (OUA 3-3, 8-8 Overall) (LW: NR)

Legend
*LW – Last Week
*NR – Not Ranked

Conferences
*OUA (Ontario University Association
*CW (Canada West)
*AUS (Atlantic University Sport)
*RSEQ (Réseau du Sport Etudiant du Québec)

 

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Highly touted Alabama Crimson Tide Return To Canada

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Alabama Crimson Tide Avery Johnson Return To Canada

The Alabama Crimson Tide led by former NBA Head Coach Avery Johnson, a 16-year veteran and NBA champion point-guard during his playing days will bring his highly touted Alabama Crimson Tide to Canada for series of games against Canada’s top university basketball programs.

The Crimson Tide will visit both Montreal and Ottawa for a three-game exhibition schedule against McGill Redmen (Mon Aug 7), Carleton Ravens (Wed Aug 9) and the Ottawa Gee-Gees (Thu Aug 10).

The Tide competed hard last year and took a step in the right direction with a 19-15 record, 10-8 SEC record and have NCAA March Madness tournament aspirations thanks to solid recruiting class which ranks amongst the nations best.

Led by a talented crop of returning guards, Dazon Ingram (10.6 PPG, 4.5 RPG), Riley Norris (9 PPG, 3 RPG), the coaches son Avery Johnson Jr. and forwards Braxton Key the Tide will be a handful for the it’s Canadian opposition.

Key a 6’8″, 220 lbs flirted with the  2017 NBA draft after a stellar freshman season, the Charlotte, NC native led ‘Bama in scoring with 12 point per game and was second in rebounding at 5.7 per game. The Tide will also welcome incoming red-shirt sophomore 6’10”, 240lbs Daniel Giddens to a line-up that returns four starters.

Alabama anchored by current NBA player Alonzo Gee (Denver Nuggets) last visited Canada back in 2007 and finished with a record of 4-1 against the same exact teams, dropping a tight 83-72 decision against the Carleton Ravens who have won seven straight Canadian titles including 13-of the-last-15 championships.

Carleton’s signature win over Alabama was only their second ever against a NCAA division one team after 16-game losing streak from 1999 to 2006. The Ravens current record against NCAA teams in Canada stands at an impressive 26-23 (.531%) record.

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Calgary Dinos Thomas Cooper Senior Highlights

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Calgary Dinos Thomas Cooper Senior Highlights

Calgary Dinos senior guard Thomas Cooper had himself and impressive CIS/Usports career to say the least. The Chattanooga, Tenn. native, a 6-5, 200 lbs guard earned himself two first team All-Canadian awards while leading Dinos back to the championship game for the first time since 1966.

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No. 1 Carleton Ravens 81-40 lock-up rivals No. 2 Ottawa Gee-Gees

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Eddie Ekiyor Carleton Ravens Vs.Ottawa Gee Gees USports Basketball
Photo - Valerie Wutti

Ottawa, ON – The twelve-time defending CIS/USports National Basketball Champions and No.1 Carleton Ravens went into Monpetit Hall and completely dominated the No. 2 ranked Ottawa Gee-Gees, locking up their Bytown rivals with a blistering 81-40 win.

The Ravens, the top defensive unit in the country, allowing an incredible low of only 60 points to opponents, dominated every aspect of the much anticipated game holding Ottawa to four points in the first-quarter and thirteen in the second for a grand total of seventeen first-half points and 35-17 half-time lead.

The first-quarter ended with Ravens leading 11-4 as both teams slugged it out in front of a jam packed standing room only Monpetit Hall which hasn’t seen the Gee-Gees get dismantled like this on their home floor in 32-game OUA conference games – snapping home winning streak which dated back to 2012.

Fifth-year senior Guard Connor Wood caught fire in the second-quarter after a cold start scoring all but 14 of the teams 24 points in the quarter and finished with 16 in the half and game-high 19 points. Starting point guard Kaza Kajami-Keane added 10 points, six rebounds in just 19 minutes.

The Gee-Gees were limited to 6-of-32 (18.8%) shooting, 3-of-17 from the outside in the opening 20 minutes and managed to only connect on 12-56 (21.4%) of their field goal attempts for the entire game and only 6-of-26 from the outside.

Carleton shot 50% in the second-half and finished 31-68 from the floor and 13-of-28 from downtown while turning the ball over 9 times compared to the Gee-Gees 18.

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The 40 points allowed by the Ravens is their lowest against the Gee-Gees since a 74-34 smack-down in January 18th, 2012 at the Sixth Annual Capital Hoops Classic.

Carleton Ravens 6’10” freshman Eddie Ekiyor (Ottawa, ON) and senior forward Ryan Ejim (Toronto, ON) finished one point shy of double-doubles with 9 points and 8 rebounds respectively, and shutdown the Gee-Gees dynamic duo of Caleb Agada (12 points, 4 rebounds) and former Ravens Jean Emmanuel Pierre (7 points, 6 rebounds). Gee-Gees Guard Brandon Robinson had a team-high 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting, 3-of-4 triples.

Carleton’s record  stays unblemished at a perfect 10-0, 16-0 against Canadian competition and 22-2 overall with the only losses coming from two NCAA opponents on the road in Rhode Island – Providence Friars 87-69 and in Philadelphia against LaSalle Explorers 79-73.

Both teams will meet again in just over two weeks (Feb 3rd) at the 2017 Capital Hoops Classic at the ScotiaBank Centre.

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