For the Thunderbirds, finishing the year the undisputed fifth-ranked team in the country should be taken as a victory.
The Ravens would hold Canada West’s best, the Calgary Dinos, to their lowest point total of the season by a 20-point margin, downing them 83-49.
Though UBC didn’t have a medal at stake in their final outing of the season, the game continued to be a great learning experience for the group. A fifth-place finish and a consolation final victory was an added bonus to what was their best game of the Final 8 tournament.
Now, the T-Birds have to turn their attention to Sunday’s matchup — their final of the season. They are slated to play Saint Mary’s University in the consolation final.
Day one of the men's basketball Final 8 did not go to plan for UBC. A 74-65 loss to the tournament hosts in Halifax puts them in a race for fifth now — at best.
For Cohee, his first season playing basketball back in Canada has been a dream come true. All-star calibre play with all-star calibre teammates and a chance to compete for glory on a national stage.
With the continued absence of Manroop Clair, the team needs to see a big series out of the team’s other top talent.
The contest with the Danes marks a historic moment for the ’Birds, who rarely get the chance to face national programs – it has already generated plenty of excitement in the locker room.
The team enters December as one of the hottest in the Canada West, and it seems as they’re only continuing to get better.
With only a weekend left to play before the holiday break, both winter and full-year teams have been putting on a show both at home and away.
After three straight weekends of games that have seen the team outscore their opponents by an average of 20 points, there are a lot of positives to reflect on as they roll into their bye-week.
Despite the buzz, intrigue and eventual heartbreak generated by the men’s soccer nationals hosted at Thunderbird Stadium this weekend, a swath of other UBC teams were in action, too.
So far, UBC have picked up three wins, losing only the second of back-to-back games on their opening home stand.