- Adam Folker- 28 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 block
- Andrew Nicholson- 25 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks
- Matthew Wright- 13 points, 2 assists
- Kris Joseph- 21 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals
- Jordan Bachynski- 19 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks
- Dylan Ennis- 18 points and 10 rebounds
- Brady Heslip- 16 points, 1 assist and 1 steal
- Myck Kabongo- 12 points, 8 assists and 1 rebound
- Kevin Pangos- 11 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
- Robert Sacre- 11 points, 8 rebounds and 1 assist
- Nik Cochran- 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists
- Harouna Mutombo- 16 pts, 4 rebs, 2 asts & 2 stls
In one of college basketball’s last big Saturdays of the year, 146 games took place yesterday and many of our Canadians continued to make a name for themselves across the border.
Markham Ontario’s, Adam Folker scored a career-high 28 points to lead his UC Irvine squad past Cal State Northridge in a 94-85 overtime thriller. Folkerwas a huge contributor to Irvine’s second half push as he poured in 18 of his 28 points in the second and was a sensational 11/14 from the field.
Andrew Nicholson continued his dominance in the Atlantic-10 conference as he posted his third double-double in six games with 25 points and 11 rebounds in a 72-56 romping over Charlotte. Charlotte had no answer for him as he shot a staggering 64% from the field and continued to have a strong effort on the defensive end. There’s no doubt that Andrew should be considered a heavy favorite for Atlantic 10 player of the year.
The Syracuse Orange survived a scare from the UConn Huskies and clinched the regular season Big East title with a 71-69 win. Kris Joseph was a man possessed off the dribble, scoring 21 points in 34 minutes of play.
Alberta native, Jordan Bachynski played his best game in a Sun Devil uniform as he poured in 19 points and added 9 rebounds to help seal a 56-52 win over USC. With Jordan only being a sophomore, expect to hear his name lot more in the coming years.
Dylan Ennis of Rice recorded a game high 18 points and 10 rebounds in a close loss to a very talented Southern Miss team. This was Ennis’ second double-double of the season and has definitely proved he can hang with the big boys of Conference USA.
Brady Heslip continued his hot shooting, where 12 of his 16 points came from three in a 70-60 win over Oklahoma.
In the battle of Texas point guards, Myck Kabongo came out on top over fellow Canadian Ty Nurse. Although Myck struggled on the offensive end, it didn’t discourage him as he showed the true makings of a point guard by contributing 8 assists.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs were able to pick up a 65-57 road win overSan Diego with solid contributions from the Canadian duo. Robert Sacre was aggressive on both ends of the floor, as he rebounded the ball well and made the most of his charity stripe visits. He shot a solid 7/9 from the line. Kevin Pangos added 11 points, where he went 3/4 from beyond the arc.