For 36 minutes it looked like it was going to be a landmark win for the UBC Okanagan men's basketball team. The Heat had the No.4 team in the country reeling on their home court however the shorthanded squad's lack of depth caught up with UBCO and Calgary would score late and pull away as the Heat went for the upset win.
The UBC Okanagan Heat had their first home court appearance of 2018 on Friday night, taking on the visiting University of Saskatchewan Huskies. After a tough fight in the first half, it was a single possession game at the break, but Saskatchewan put together a second half that kept the Heat at a distance as they rolled to a 93-63 road win.
A fourth quarter comeback attempt fell short in the final Canada West men's basketball game of 2017 at the UBC Okanagan gymnasium as the Manitoba Bisons held off the home UBC Okanagan Heat 76-64 on Saturday night.
The UBC Okanagan Heat men's basketball team fell to the visiting University of Manitoba Bisons on Friday night, by a final score of 80-51. These two will play their final games of 2017 against each other in Kelowna with a 7 p.m. start time.
The men's basketball will be back on home court this weekend when they face the Manitoba Bisons in the Heat's last two games prior to the Christmas break. Game times: 8 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Aldrich Berrios nets his 1000 career point as the UBC Okanagan Heat men’s basketball team closed out the weekend series at the University of the Fraser Valley with an 86-67 loss against the Cascades on Saturday night.
It was an offensive struggle for the Heat men's basketball team on Saturday night at home as the University of Alberta played stifling defense for much of the game as the Heat never tested the Bears in the second end of the double header falling 89-39 at the UBC Okanagan gymnasium.
Looking for a second straight home win to extend their best ever start in Canada West, the Heat men's basketball team shot the ball well but still struggled to score enough to stop the defending conference champions Alberta Golden Bears on Friday night, eventually losing by a score of 92-81.
In a game that featured eight ties and 16 lead changes, the Heat men's basketball would grind out a victory on Sunday afternoon by a final score of 57-53 against the visiting Thompson Rivers University WolfPack.
An impressive performance by Aldrich Berrios was not enough to get the victory on Saturday afternoon, as the hometown Heat lost to the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack 81-75 in their 2017-18 home-opener.