The University of British Columbia

PREVIEW: Last time on the road this season for men's basketball

PREVIEW: Last time on the road this season for men's basketball

Game Times (PST) 

7 PM (PST) |Heat Men's Basketball (2-14) at the MacEwan Griffins (5-11)
Live Stats  | Webcast

6 PM (PST) | Heat Men's Basketball at the MacEwan Griffins
Live Stats | Webcast

*Ticket Information | All games to be played at the City Centre Campus Gym, Edmonton, AB

66.8 Points per game 78.9
22.9 FG made per game 27.9
59.4 FG attempts per game 66.6
38.6 FG Pct 42.0
6.9 3PT made per game 7.9
19.5 3PT attempts per game 23.4
35.3 3PT Pct 33.9
14.0 FT made per game 15.1
19.8 FT attempt per game 19.9
70.7 FT Pct 75.5
10.3 Off rebounds per game 10.9
24.9 Def rebounds per game 28.5
35.2 Total rebounds per game 39.4
-4.1 Rebound margin per game -3.1
11.9 Assists per game 15.2
20.2 Turnovers per game 15.6
6.6 Steals per game 5.6
81.1 Points per game allowed 83.0
45.8 Opponents' Field goal percentage 44.4
32.8 Opponents' 3PT percentage 39.2

UBC OKANAGAN HEAT (4-19, 2-14 Canada West)
CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: 17th
Last week: 0-2 vs. LET
Streak: 4L
2015-16 CW Regular Season Record: 8-12, 5th in Explorer Division
2015-16 CW Playoff Record: N/A
2015-16 Overall Record: 12-15
Last CW Title/Total CW Titles: N/A
Last CIS Title/Total CIS Titles: N/A

This Week for the Heat: The UBC Okanagan men will take on the 5-11 MacEwan Griffins this weekend in Edmonton, with games on Friday and Saturday night.

Current Form: The Heat are currently riding a four-game losing streak, having lost to Victoria and Lethbridge in their past two weekends of play. Coming into this weekend they sit last in the Canada West standings, with a record of 2-14.

Key Players: Aldrich Berrios continues to lead the Heat men in scoring, with an average of 17 points per game. Berrios also leads the team in assists, averaging 3.3 per game, and rebounds, averaging 4.9 per. Among players with significant minutes per game Austin Penrose owns the best field goal percentage for the team, at 48.5%. Freshman Matt Lafontaine set a career high in scoring last Friday in Lethbridge (01/27/17) with 22 points.

Team Stat: Three-point shooting continues to be a strength for the Heat, as they currently hold the sixth-best long-range shooting percentage in Canada West, making 35.3% from beyond the arc.

Overall Head to Head vs. MacEwan: The Heat and Griffins have met eight times since the beginning of the 2014/15 season. The Griffins hold the advantage, with a 6-2 record against the Heat. UBCO last won against MacEwan on November 27, 2015, before the Griffins won the last three meetings.

CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: 14TH
Last week: 1-1 vs WPG
Streak: 1W
2015-16 CW Regular Season Record: 10-10, 3rd Explorer Division
2015-16 CW Playoff Record: 1-2, lost in play-in series
2015-16 Overall Record: N/A
Last CW Title/Total CW Titles: 0
Last CIS Title/Total CIS Titles: 0

Griffins coming into this weekend: MacEwan hold a current conference record of 5-11, and sit 14th in the Canada West standings. They are coming off a pair of weekend splits in their last two weekends of competition, against Brandon and Winnipeg.

Schedule Notes: The Griffins have split all but three weekend matchups so far this season. They have been swept by Lethbridge, Alberta, and UFV. Against winning teams this season MacEwan hold a record of 1-5.

Key Players: Thadius Galvez leads the Griffins in scoring this season with an average of 18.2 points per game - sixth in the conference. Denzel James is their best rebounder, averaging 6.2 per game, and Galvez is the assists leader with 4.0 per game.

Team Stat: MacEwan are one of the best teams in Canada West from the free-throw line, with the fourth-best percentage from the stripe, at 75.5%.

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Key additions (name / position / eligibility / hometown / last team):

Adonis Monfort-Palomino / Guard / 2 / Calgary, AB / University of Calgary
Ali Raza /Wing / 2 / Calgary, AB / St. Mary's College
Tyler Wise / Forward / 5 / St. Albert, AB / Red Deer College

Key losses (name / position / hometown / years with program):

Ryan May / Forward / Daysland, AB / 6
Chris Mooney / Wing / Ottawa, ON / 1

Key performer:

Denzel James / Position Wing / 5th-year / Edmonton, AB

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