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PREVIEW: Home opener versus the WolfPack for Heat men

PREVIEW: Home opener versus the WolfPack for Heat men

What you need to know


  • The Heat have their home-opening weekend as they host the TRU WolfPack.
  • The homestand will be included in the two schools' rivalry in the President's Cup.
  • After going (7-13) last season the Heat opened their season with a pair of loses in Manitoba.
  • The WolfPack's look to build off their (6-14) 2018-19 campaign as they dominated TWU in their opening weekend, they now sit at (2-0)

GAME TIMES (PT) 

FRIDAY, NOV 8th 

Basketball (M) | Canada West conference home opener
12:30 PM |
 UBC Okanagan Heat (0-2) vs the Thompson Rivers WolfPack (2-0) | Webcast | Live Stats
Ticket Information  | @ UBC Okanagan Gymnasium, Kelowna, BC

SATURDAY, NOV 9th  

Basketball (M) | Canada West conference home game
6 PM |
 UBC Okanagan Heat vs the Thompson Rivers WolfPack | Webcast | Live Stats
Ticket Information  | @ UBC Okanagan Gymnasium, Kelowna, BC 


Opening weekend shivers:

  • A young Heat team dropped both games last weekend in Manitoba.
  • First falling (86-58) on Friday then (91-66) on Saturday.

New season, new team:

  • Canada West All-Rookie team member, Hafith Moallin, has started off his second year strong averaging a team-high 10.5 points, with 5.5 boards and 3.5 assists.
  • 4th-year guard Spencer Thomas knocked down 60% of his threes in the opening weekend after going 15% from behind the arc in 2017-18.
  • After redshirting last season, Owen Keyes has returned to man the frontcourt and has averaged 10 points and tagged along 5.5 boards

Head to head with Thompson Rivers: (5-9)

  • These two teams last met up back in the fall last season, with the WolfPack capturing both matchups. On the road, the Heat dropped both games as late comeback efforts fell short

Scouting Thompson Rivers

Quick Start:

  • The Wolfpack starting their season off flying, dropping 102 points in their season-opening win against Trinity Western as they swept the two-game series weekend against the Spartans.
  • As a whole, TRU has shot nearly 50% from the field through two games as they are averaging 93.5 points per game
  • They currently have six players averaging double-digits in scoring.

Impact players:

  • 6'5 5th-year guard, Michael Rouault, out of Vernon, is third in Canada West with his 10.5 rebounds per game and is averaging a double-double this season.
  • Joe Davis, playing his 5th year for his hometown WolfPack, is the third leading scoring in the conference with 22.0 points