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Top 10 Performers: 2011-12 BasketballBuzz CIS Men’s Basketball Week 3



Take a closer look at the Top 10 Performers for week 3 of the 2011-12 CIS Men’s Basketball campaign.

Justin King – Thompson Rivers Wolpack – CW
The Thompson Rivers combo guard went bonkers on the Victoria Vikes and almost single handily led the Wolfpack to two road victories.

Nov 18. vs. Victoria Vikes L, 77-75: 35 Points (10/19 FG, 1/1 3FG, 14/15 FT) 13 rebounds, 3 assists
Nov 19. vs. Victoria Vikes L, 84-76: 25 Points (8/13 FG, 9/9 FT) 9 rebounds, 3 assists

Jimmy Dorsey  – Cape Breton Capers – AUS
Two consecutive double-digit assist nights, a feat rarely seen in CIS Men’s Basketball.

Nov 18. vs. Dalhousie Tigers L, 102-106: 29 Points (8/21 FG, 5/12 3FG, 8/9 FT) 8 rebounds, 10 assists, 4 steals
Nov 19. vs. Dalhousie Tigers W, 97-74: 17 Points (4/11 FG, 4/10 3FG, 5/6 FT) 8 rebounds, 13 assists

Manock Lual – UPEI Panthers – AUS
Slippery forward with the ability to put up big numbers, nearly added a triple-double to his resume.

Nov 19. vs. Memorial Seahawks W, 93-83: 33 Points (14/17 FG, 0/3 3FG, 5/8 FT) 10 rebounds, 7 assists
Nov 20. vs. Memorial Seahawks W, 98-74: 20 Points (7/14 FG, 0/3 3FG, 6/11 FT), 4 rebounds, 2 steals

Jordan Baker – Alberta Golden Bears – CW
Baker, pulled down a week high 29 rebounds in two games and currently leads the nation in the rebounding with 12.2 per contest.

Nov 18. vs. Winnipeg L, 70-71: 11 Points (4/11 FG, 0/4 3FG,  3/5 FT) 16 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals
Nov 19. vs. Winnipeg W, 84-56: 30 Points (11/15 FG, 1/2 3FG,  7/8 FT) 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals

Paul Gareau – Regina Cougars – CW
Took full advantage of a thin Dinos line-up and helped the Cougars temporarily revive their postseason aspirations.

Nov 18. vs. Calgary Dinos W, 83-74: 20 Points (7/11 FG, 6/9 FT) 5 rebounds, 4 steals
Nov 19. vs. Calgary Dinos W, 93-91 2OT: 26 Points (10/20 FG, 6/9 FT) 16 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 blocks

Owen Klassen – Acadia Axemen – OUA
Just an absolutely monstrous performance against ST. FX, the only thing missing was that W.

Nov 18. vs. ST. FX L, 89-90 OT : 26 Points (9/17 FG, 0/2 3FG, 8/9 FT) 19 rebounds, 5 assists
Nov 19. vs. UNB Varsity Reds W, 84-54: 18 Points (6/13 FG, 2/3 3FG,  4/6 FT) 6 rebounds, 3 assists

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Dan McCarthy – Guelph Gryphons – OUA
It hard to ignore a guy that is shooting 54.4% from the floor, 47.6% from deep and 91.7 from the foul-line.

Nov 18. vs. Ryerson Rams L, 66-68: 28 Points (1/18 FG, 4/7 3FG, 2/3 FT) 8 rebounds, 2 assists
Nov 19. vs. Toronto Blues W, 89-71: 22 Points (9/18 FG, 2/6 3FG,  2/2 FT) 11 rebounds, 5 assists

Al Alilovic– Cape Breton Capers – AUS
Was on the receiving end of a lot of those Jimmy Dorsey assists. Impressive shooting display by nailing eight three-pointers on ten shots.

Nov 18. vs. Dalhousie L, 102-106: 16 Points (5/8 FG, 3/4 3FG, 3/6 FT) 9 rebounds, 4 assists
Nov 18. vs. Dalhousie W, 97-74: 26 Points (10/14 FG, 5/6 3FG, 1/1 FT) 9 rebounds, 5 assists

Tyson Hinz – Carleton Ravens – OUA
Yes, there were other players with better numbers. Now consider this, the 2010-11 POY played a total of 49 minutes in two games. Impressive shooting display, when it counted the most against the Windsor Lancers.

Nov 18. vs. Western Mustangs W, 96-43: 16 Points (7/9 FG,  2/3 FT) 2 rebounds
Nov 19. vs. Windsor Lancers W, 69-65: 23 Points (9/14 FG, 5/7 3FG) 4 rebounds, 2 assists

Warren Ward – Ottawa Gee-Gees – OUA
Warren Ward came off the bench and put together a smooth performance that lifted the Gee-Gees over the Lancers.

Nov 18. vs. Windsor Lancers W, 69-65: 22 Points (9/14 FG, 3/6 3FG, 3/5 FT) 6 rebounds, 2 assists
Nov 19. vs. Western Mustangs W, 84-57: 21 Points (8/13 FG, 1/3 3FG,  4/6 FT) 9 rebounds

Honorable Mention(s):

Michael Lieffers – Saskatchewan Huskies – CW
Swatted away 8 shots in the first-game and was huge down the stretch for the huskies with a double-double.

Nov 18. vs. Lethbridge Pronghons, W, 83-67: 18 points (6/10 FG,  6/10 FT) 8 rebounds, 8 blocks
Nov 19. vs. Lethbridge Pronghons, W, 74-65: 13 Points (5/8 FG, 3/5 FT) 13 rebounds, 2 blocks

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Carleton Ravens and Syracuse Orange set to tangle once again



Carleton Ravens And Syracuse Orange Set To Tangle Once Again

Defending champions Carleton University Ravens will once again tangle with the Syracuse Orange in a marquee match-up between U Sports and NCAA powerhouses.

The Ravens will make their second trip to the Carrier Dome on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 to wrap-up another jammed-packed 2019-2020 exhibition schedule.

The two schools first played back on August 23rd 2013 in Ottawa with Syracuse winning a thrilling 69-65 overtime victory as part of Syracuse’s Canada tour and the debut of Canadian point guard Tyler Ennis

The Orange also got the best of the Ravens, pulling-off a 88-76 win on November 2nd 2014.

The 2019-2020 will mark the debut season for new Ravens head coach Taffe Charles who takes over for Dave Smart who surprised the entire college basketball landscape by announcing his sudden retirement.

Montreal’s freshman Quincy Guerrier alongside junior point guard Howard Washington (Buffalo/NY) are the latest Canadian’s to suite-up for legendary player, turned hall-of-hame coach Jim Boeheim, who has been at the helm since 1976.

Boeheim is the king of getting Canadians in the NBA — having single-handily responsible for overseeing the growth of Leo Rautins, Kris Joseph, Tyler Ennis, Andy Rautins, and now Oshae Brissett and if it all pans out — potentially Guerrier as well.

Under the guidance of their own legendary hall-of-fame coach Dave Smart the Ravens played a Canadian record 59 games against NCAA teams – earning a more than respectable 41-51 record from 1999-2018.

The Ravens boasted an unreal and never to be broken 37-24 winning record against NCAA teams on Canadian soil but mustered-up only one victory in the USA — beating Providence 77-67 in October 28, 2017.

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Dave Smart steps down as Carleton men’s head coach after 14 national titles



Dave Smart Steps Down As Carleton Mens Head Coach After 14 National Titles
Photo: Edilson J. Silva

It’s the end of an era at Carleton.

The school has announced that Dave Smart, who built a dynasty that dominated Canadian university sport for nearly 20 years, has stepped down.

Smart has accepted a new role as the university’s director of basketball operations, Carleton said in a news release.

He will be responsible for “developing the men’s and women’s basketball programs and continuing to build a culture of sport excellence,” the release said.

“Smart will provide operational support, mentorship and technical leadership to the coaching staff of both programs, and he will work with the Department of University Advancement in fundraising and community development.

“He’ll also provide mentorship to other U Sports coaches in Carleton Athletics.”

Taffe Charles, who coached Carleton’s women’s program for 12 years and won a national title in 2017-18 will succeed Smart as men’s team head coach.

“It’s been a great run,’’ said Smart in a statement.

“Coaching is my second love, my first being my wife and children. I am very thankful to the university and I am looking forward to my new role.

“This gives me an opportunity to stay involved in basketball while having more time to spend with my family.”

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Smart’s 19-year tenure at Carleton was one of remarkable dominance, with 14 national championships.

He also won a record number of coaching awards and has been active as a coach with Canada Basketball.

“Dave’s success on the court has given Carleton great national visibility and we are sincerely grateful,” said Benoit-Antoine Bacon, president of Carleton University.

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“I wish Dave all the best in his new role where he will share his ‘playbook’ with all our Ravens programs.”

Charles played on Carleton’s men’s team from 1990 to 1995 and began his coaching career as an assistant in 1995; he then served as an assistant with the men’s program from 1998 to 2007.

Since returning to the women’s program in 2007, Carleton won four U Sports Final 8 berths, four OUA East titles, and two OUA championships.

Carleton’s women’s national championship in 2018 was the first in school history.

“I am truly honoured to be entrusted as the next head coach of the Carleton University men’s basketball program,’’ said Charles in a statement.

“I look forward to the challenge of continuing the high standard of excellence that has been set by Coach Smart, his coaching staff and the players.’’

Carleton said it has launched a national search for a head coach of its women’s program.

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