2016-17 Men's Basketball News

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    March 01, 2017
    Brett Layton named to Canada West Third All-Star Team EDMONTON – After leading their teams throughout the regular season, UBC’s Conor Morgan, Calgary’s Thomas Cooper, Saskatchewan’s Shane Osayande, Alberta’s Brody Clarke, and Thompson River’s Volodymyr Iegorov were named first team Canada West all-stars Monday.
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    February 11, 2017
    Cougars lose another close game; no longer control their own destiny WINNIPEG – The University of Manitoba Bison men’s basketball team finished the regular season with an intense 71-68 victory over the Mount Royal University Cougars at the Investors Group Athletic Centre on Saturday, February 11.
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    February 10, 2017
    Bisons steal one late on home court against Cougars WINNIPEG – It came down to the wire Friday night, as the University of Manitoba Bison men’s basketball team beat the Mount Royal University Cougars 72-71 at Investors Group Athletic Centre.
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    February 07, 2017
    Cougars need points to stay alive in playoff race The Cougars lost a crucial game on Saturday night to the TWU Spartans, hurting their chances of hosting a home playoff date. The loss not only hurts the Cougars’ chances of hosting a home playoff date but could potentially knock them out of playoff contention. Two wins this weekend would solidify a spot in the postseason.
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    February 04, 2017
    Spartans upset the Cougars after drastic second half comeback CALGARY- The Trinity Western University Spartans (3-15) pulled off a massive upset on Saturday night, knocking off the Mount Royal Cougars (8-10) 71-54.
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    February 03, 2017
    Cougars keep chances of home playoff date alive with decisive victory CALGARY – The Mount Royal Cougars dominated the Trinity Western Spartans on Friday night at Kenyon Court, winning by 30 points, 96-66.
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    January 30, 2017
    Men's Basketball to host 2-14 Spartans at home The Cougars fell below .500 for the first time this season, losing to Saskatchewan twice this past weekend. The Cougars can get back to even with two victories over the 2-14 TWU Spartans. Two wins will almost certainly lock up a playoff spot for Mount Royal.
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    January 29, 2017
    Cougars come up three points short, losing second straight in Saskatoon SASKATOON - The No. 9 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies held off the Mount Royal University Cougars 90-87 Saturday night on Ron and Jane Graham Centre Court at the PAC to improve to 11-5.
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    January 27, 2017
    Huskies roll over the Cougars on home court SASKATOON – Scoring 20 points in the final frame, the No. 9 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies pulled away for an 82-62 win over the visiting Mount Royal University Cougars Friday night at the PAC in Saskatoon.
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    January 26, 2017
    Cougars go head-to-head with Huskies for playoff positioning The Cougars find themselves with a .500 record, with six games left to play. They will play Saskatchewan (9-5), Trinity Western (2-12) and Manitoba (8-6) to close out the season. To host the first round of the playoffs, the Cougars will likely have to get to 11 wins, meaning they will have to go 4-2 over their final stretch.
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    January 21, 2017
    Thunderbirds pull through against Cougars CALGARY- For the second straight night the UBC Thunderbirds (12-1) managed to take down the Mount Royal Cougars (7-7), this time 88-79.
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    January 20, 2017
    Thunderbirds show why they are No. 3 in the nation CALGARY- The UBC Thunderbirds (12-1) dominated on both sides of the ball on Friday evening on Kenyon Court, taking down the Mount Royal Cougars (7-6) 81-60. Connor Morgan went 9-14 in the game, including three 3-pointers for a game high 24 points. As a team the Thunderbirds shot 49% and managed an impressive 20 points off turnovers.
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    January 19, 2017
    USports No.3 team comes into Kenyon to face Coach Dobell and the Cougars The Cougars are in tough against the nation’s No. 3 team. UBC comes into the game ranked third in USports behind perennial leaders Carleton and Ottawa. Given Carleton’s decisive victory over Ottawa on Monday, UBC may even jump to second in the country with a strong performance against the Cougars.
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    January 16, 2017
    Cougars complete weekend sweep on the road in Prince George PRINCE GEORGE - The Mount Royal Cougars came out firing Saturday night, pushing the pace and building a 22-9 lead in the first quarter. Forward Josh Ross, fresh off a 19 point, 16 rebound, 6 assist performance on Friday, tallied 13 points and four rebounds in the quarter.
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    January 14, 2017
    Cougars take game one in Prince George PRINCE GEORGE - The Mount Royal Cougars knew they had a size advantage, and utilized it on the path to a 78-64 victory over the UNBC Timberwolves. Fourth-year forward Josh Ross was a catalyst for MRU, chipping in nineteen points, sixteen rebounds, and six assists in the winning effort.
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    January 11, 2017
    Cougars travel to Prince George for two against the Timberwolves Mount Royal failed to secure the sweep against the Bobcats on Saturday night. They will need to take both games this weekend before a tough four-game stretch with UBC and Saskatchewan.
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    January 07, 2017
    Cougars survive late-game scare and win in overtime CALGARY- The Mount Royal Cougars (5-4) took down the Brandon Bobcats (3-8) by a score of 95-86 in an OT nail-biter Friday night on Kenyon court.
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    January 07, 2017
    Bobcats earn a split with the Cougars in Calgary CALGARY- For the second straight night the Mount Royal Cougars (5-5) and Brandon Bobcats (4-8) went down to the wire on Kenyon Court. This time it was the Bobcats getting the upper hand, taking the Saturday evening match 86-80 to split the weekend series.
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    January 05, 2017
    Mount Royal hosts Brandon in important weekend series Two wins could vault Mount Royal into the top five in the conference. The Cougars are firmly planted in a playoff spot and need to start securing wins before their big tests come against UBC and Saskatchewan later this month.
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    December 05, 2016
    Dino drop 109 on Cougars to win offensive shootout CALGARY – The Dinos and Mount Royal Cougars clawed against each other for the second night of their Crowchild Classic series at the Jack Simpson Gym. In the battle for Calgary, the Dinos came out on top to win 109-92 and improve their regular season record to 7-1. The Cougars drop to 4-4.
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    December 02, 2016
    Dinos take down Cougars in a nail biter The University of Calgary Dinos improved to 6-1 on the season in a Thursday night thriller on Kenyon Court, defeating the 4-3 Mount Royal Cougars 87-83.
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    November 25, 2016
    Griffins explode in second half to avoid sweep CALGARY- The MacEwan Griffins took over the entire second half as they avoided the sweep against the Mount Royal Cougars on Friday night at Kenyon Court, with a final score of 93-75.
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    November 24, 2016
    Ross and the Cougars host the Griffins at Kenyon The Cougars and Griffins clash for the first time this season on Kenyon Court in Calgary. This all-Alberta matchup is key to both squads in their fights for positioning in the Canada West playoff race. Mount Royal could jump all the way to 5-1, while MacEwan has a chance to get back to .500.
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    November 24, 2016
    Cougars control from start to finish in victory over MacEwan CALGARY- The Mount Royal Cougars meant business on Thursday night on Kenyon Court dominating the MacEwan Griffins from start to finish and defeating them by a final score of 90-66.
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    November 20, 2016
    Mount Royal improves to 3-1 with impressive victory against UBC Okanagan KELOWNA, BC - The UBC Okanagan Heat men's basketball team fell by 29 to the Mount Royal Cougars in the UBC Okanagan gymnasium on Saturday night.
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    November 19, 2016
    Ross and Layton lead Mount Royal over UBC Okanagan KELOWNA - The UBC Okanagan Heat lost the first of two games against the Mount Royal University Cougars Friday night, by a final score of 93-74 in the UBC Okanagan gymnasium.
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    November 16, 2016
    Cougars off to Kelowna to battle the UBC Okanagan Heat The Cougars started the season 1-1 against a tough Lethbridge squad. They will have an opportunity to go above .500 this weekend against a UBC Okanagan team with just a single victory in four games. Coach Marc Dobell has assembled what looks to be his best squad since joining Canada West five years ago.
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    November 13, 2016
    Pronghorns come back to defeat Cougars 83-60 in Lethbridge LETHBRIDGE – Thanks to a big second quarter, the Lethbridge Pronghorn men’s basketball team rebounded from a Thursday night loss, and earned a weekend split in a home-and-home series with the Mount Royal Cougars, with an 83-60 victory.
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    November 10, 2016
    Glen Yang goes off, leading Mount Royal to convincing victory over Lethbridge CALGARY – A 17-2 run at the end of the second half propelled the Mount Royal Cougars to a 93-72 victory over the Lethbridge Pronghorns on Thursday night at Kenyon Court.
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    November 07, 2016
    Cougars kick off season against Pronghorns at home Canada West has restructured its divisional system, meaning Mount Royal will now play their provincial rivals more often in regular season play. They will begin their first quest for their first playoff berth on Thursday night against the Lethbridge Pronghorns on Kenyon Court.