UBC started the game strong, up 8-2 in the opening minutes. Buoyed by an emphatic dunk from Conor Morgan, UBC was up 14-7 at the five minute mark in the opening frame. The ’Birds played some of their best defence of the season in the first quarter.
The team has a chance at winning their first home court national championship since 1972. UBC will play the first place-seeded Ryerson Rams at 8 p.m. Thursday evening. The Party Calendar is selling tickets for a student section at Thursday's game.
The UBC men’s basketball team dominated in their first playoff matchup, sweeping the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns 81-57 on Thursday and 85-57 on Friday. They now headed to Calgary to face Thompson Rivers University.
The UBC men’s basketball team started strong in 2016, sweeping the Lethbridge Pronghorns 95-73 Friday and 85-79 on Saturday. After making adjustments over the holiday break, Hanson’s squad have now improved their Canada West conference record to 8-2.
The season thus far has seen some exciting chemistry from a mix of new and old players. The Thunderbirds have had an optimistic season start so far and we can only expect great things in the future.
In a turnover-heavy, 87-71 win on Friday against Mount Royal University, the T-Birds were able to utilize their height advantage and deliver 50 points in the paint before returning to War Memorial on Saturday to bring down Evergreen State 119-76.
The 2015 edition of UBC Recreation’s Day of the Longboat event saw an all-time attendance record, buoyed by the commendable efforts of its passionate organizing team.