The University of British Columbia

PREVIEW: Heat set for tough home matchup versus No. 3 Calgary

PREVIEW: Heat set for tough home matchup versus No. 3 Calgary

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 

Basketball (M) | Canada West conference home game
8 PM |
 UBC Okanagan Heat (1-7) vs the No. 3 Calgary Dinos (6-0) | Webcast | Live Stats
Ticket Information  | @ UBC Okanagan Gymnasium, Kelowna, BC

SATURDAY, NOV 30th  

Basketball (M) | Canada West conference home game
6 PM |
 UBC Okanagan Heat vs the No. 3 Calgary Dinos  | Webcast | Live Stats
Ticket Information  | @ UBC Okanagan Gymnasium, Kelowna, BC 


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.

Scouting Calgary

The Dinos:

  • 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.

Frontcourt Power

  • 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.