Olivier Hanlan VS Tyler Ennis, Shockers Stand Alone, Posthumus Beasting

When you compete in the ACC, there is no shortage of worthy opponents.

#1-ranked Syracuse managed to go 25-0 before losing their first game; but it wasn’t to a nationally-ranked team, nor was it a team in the top half of the conference.

Instead, it was the 6-19 Boston College Eagles, who picked up their biggest victory of the year and left the Carrier Dome with only their seventh win of the season.

From a Canadian perspective, it was of course, this match up —>>> Tyler Ennis VS Olivier Hanlan.

@NorthPoleHoops coverage of Canadians in NCAA continues here.

Ennis VS Hanlan | Courtesy: AP Photo/Stephan Savoia
Ennis VS Hanlan | Courtesy: AP Photo/Stephan Savoia

Olivier Hanlan (Gatineau, QC) registered a game-high 2o points and 3 assists (6/14 FG, 4/9 3P) leading his Eagles to an overtime victory over Syracuse.

Tyler Ennis (Brampton, ON) – put in 14 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 stl, 1 blk in a tough loss to BC, as the Cuse will now be tested on the road for a three game stretch, meeting #5-ranked Duke, Maryland and #14-ranked Virginia.


Wichita State Shockers, Last Team Undefeated

Canadian Chadrack Lufile (Far right) and the shockers pose on Sports Illustrated Front Cover
Canadian Chadrack Lufile (Far right) and the shockers pose on Sports Illustrated Front Cover

As a result of Syracuse’ loss, the Shockers are now the only NCAA D1 team in America without a loss. WSU defeated Loyola (IL) 88-74 moving to 28-0 on the season. Two Canadians are part of the magic once again, after

Chadrack Lufile (Burlington, ON) posted 8 points, 3 rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench, while Nick Wiggins (Vaughan, ON) added 6 points, 3 rebounds in 14 minutes.

  • Chad Posthumus (Winnipeg, MB) – continues to his machine like approach, recording 17 points, 18 rebounds, 2 stls 6/10 FG OFF THE BENCH. What Posthumus is doing is remarkable, #2 in America in rebounding. Morehead State defeated Austin Peay 90-88 in double overtime, and own a respectable 19-9 record.
  • Matthew Wright (Toronto, ON) – 22 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists (7/13 FG) . Wright is building himself a strong pro resume over his senior year, more than doubling his junior year scoring average, while improving in nearly every statistical category.
  • Jahenns Manigat (Ottawa, ON) – 9 pts, 4 rebs, 5 asts, 1 stl in Creighton’s 85-70 win over Marquette.
  • Khem Birch (Montreal, QC) 11 pts, 12 rebs, 1 blk in UNLV’s 68-56 loss to New Mexico.
  • Dallin Bachynski (Calgary, AB) – 12 pts, 9 rebs, 1 stl, 1 blk in 33 mins in Utah’s 67-63 loss to Arizona.



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