Andrew Nicholson Registers 30 points, 9 rebounds to Headline Host of NCAA Canadians

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NPH TOP PERFORMERS

St. Bonaventure

  • Andrew Nicholson rises for two hand jam | PHOTO COURTESY: St Bonaventure Athletics

    Andrew Nicholson- 30 points and 9 rebounds

Iowa State

  • Melvin Ejim-17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks
Rice
  • Dylan Ennis- 15 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists

Texas Tech

  • Ty Nurse- 15 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds


Syracuse

  • Kris Joseph- 12 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks

Maine

  • Justin Edwards-13 points and 3 assists
  • Mike Allison- 8 points and 11 rebounds

Marquette

  • Junior Cadougan- 9 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds and 2 steals

 

Wednesday night in the NCAA saw some of Canada’s rising stars put on some impressive performances which NPH couldn’t let it go unnoticed!

First and foremost, Andrew Nicholson absolutely stole the show tonight, as he led his St. Bonaventure Bonnies to an 89-63 shellacking over the Fordham Rams. The 6’9 forward out of Mississauga, Ontario recorded his second 30 point performance in a row and also added 9 rebounds. Andrew displayed his versatility as he showcased his ever improving perimeter game by going 2/3 from beyond the arc. What was more impressive was his ability to attack the basket and get to the free throw line at will, where he shot a remarkable 8/9 on the night. If Andrew continues to perform at this level heading into the Atlantic 10 conference tournament, the Bonnies will be one tough team to beat.

The Iowa State Cyclones absolutely exploded in the second half of their game against Texas Tech, where they outscored the Red Raiders by 22 points. Toronto’s Melvin Ejim had a great night, posting 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks.

British Columbia native, Ty Nurse did all he could for his Red Raider contingent, but it simply wasn’t enough. He had a solid outing contributing, 15 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds.

Syracuse overcame a slow start and eventually squeaked out a win over a tough South Florida team by the score of 56-48. Although Kris Joseph struggled from the field, he still managed to make his presence felt on the glass, grabbing 9 boards, with 4 of them being on the offensive end. The Orange will need to play a lot better heading into their marquee match-up against the Connecticut Huskies Saturday if they want to come away with the victory.

Maine’s Justin Edwards poured in 13 points and 3 assists in a 71-58 win over New Hampshire tonight. Edwards was able to use his athleticism to take advantage of mismatches and get to the charity stripe whenever he pleased. Lynden’s, Mike Allison also chipped in with 8 points and 11 rebounds for the Black Bears.

Junior Cadougan and the Marquette Golden Eagles continued to roll winning their fourth straight game and now sit tied for second with Notre Dame in the Big East standings. Cadougan had a team high 4 assists, to go along with 9 points. The Golden Eagles are firing on all cylinders and many believe they could be final four contenders come March.

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