Posted: Nov 27, 2019
What you need to know
- The (1-7) Heat men continue their homestand after a pair of losses to sister school UBC. They will play host to the (6-0) Calgary Dinos this weekend.
- The Heat's four-game homestand which started with a tough matchup in the no. 10 ranked team in the country in UBC, will only be getting tougher as Calgary ranks as the No. 3 team in U SPORTS.
- After losing the National final to Carleton last season, the Dinos have been determined for redemption, starting their campaign win six straight conference victories.
- They come to Kelowna fresh off a pair of wins at home against Trinity Western.
GAME TIMES (PT)
FRIDAY, NOV 29th
SATURDAY, NOV 30th
Season to date:
- The Heat hosted their big brother UBC last weekend and fell in both games.
- The team's lone win this season came at home to TRU.
- UBCO ranks fourth in offensive rebounds per game with 15.5 and is firing an average of over 28 treys per game, connecting on 27% of them.
Players to watch:
- After missing the first five games of the season, Patrick Dujmovic has seen action in the last three, making his first start against UBC. On Saturday, the fourth-year guard dropped a season-high 15-points, shooting 60% from beyond the arc.
- Second-year guard Hafith Moallin is leading the Heat in both points with 11.4 and boards with 7.1. He dropped a season-high 20 points against UFV, securing the double-double with 13 rebounds.
Head to head with Calgary: (0-5)
- The two teams last played during the 2017-18 campaign which saw the Dinos come out victorious twice.
- The Calgary Dinos come to town as the No. 3 ranked team in Canada and as the reigning national championship runner-ups. On quite an extended run, the Dinos also won the national final in 2018.
- Fourth-year forward Brett Layton was awarded Canada West first star of the week honours for his 40 point, 20 rebound game last weekend.
- The 2018-19 Canada West second-team all-star is averaging the second-highest points per game with 21.7 points and adding a conference-high 14.5 boards to boot. He is one of only eight players averaging a double-double this season.
- Third-year forward Mason Foreman bolsters Calgary starting frontcourt, dropping 19.8 points per game, the sixth-best number in the conference.