MBB: Regina at Timberwolves Preview

Men's Basketball
November 15, 2017

November 17th & 18th
Canada West Men’s Basketball Preview
Regina @ UNBC
Friday @ 8 PT, Saturday @ 7 PT

UNBC Timberwolves (2-4)
10th in Canada West Standings
75.3 Points Scored Per Game
82.2 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader: Vova Pluzhnikov (13.3 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader: Vaggelis Loukas (6.0 Per Game)
Assists Leader: James Agyeman (2.8 Per Game)
Steals Leader: Vaggelis Loukas (1.7 Per Game)
Blocks Leader: Adam Pahl (0.5 Per Game)

Player To Watch:
Anthony Hokanson, F
6.7 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 0.5 APG
Hokanson is a versatile defender who will be counted on this weekend against a long and athletic Cougars lineup. Standing six-foot-five, he will look to hit open shots and play his signature tough defense.

Regina Cougars (3-1)
5th in Canada West Standings
83.8 Points Scored Per Game
72.8 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader: Brandon Tull (13.3 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader: Shawn Lathan (9.5 Per Game)
Assists Leader: Shaquille Harris (4.0 Per Game)
Steals Leader: Alex Igual (2.5 Per Game)
Blocks Leader: Brian Ofori (1.0 Per Game)

Player To Watch:
Shaquille Harris, G/F
13.0 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 4.0 APG, 2.0 SPG
A six-foot-six combo guard, Harris is off to a good start in his first Canada West season. Pacing the Cougars in assists, while sitting second in points and rebounds, he will command plenty of attention from the Timberwolves this weekend.

Quotes :
UNBC’s Adam Pahl

On the first six games of the season…
“We are feeling good. We got two of the toughest teams in our schedule out of the way, and it taught us a lot about what we need to be better at. We heading into the rest of the season feeling pretty motivated.”

On this weekend’s matchup with the Cougars…
“They’re usually good, and I am expecting them to be similar to us. If we come out and do our thing, I think we can come out of the weekend sitting well.”

On the Timberwolves’ focus for the upcoming games…
“When we are playing well, we are playing with pace offensively, and on defense we are playing really intensely. In the games we have been successful, we have intensity on defense, so I think that is a big part of our identity.”

On the Northern Sport Centre crowd…
“I think we have one of the better home crowds in the whole league. The past few home games, there has been a lot of energy. Having the crowd there has been really great, so hopefully this weekend we can get a lot of fans out to really bring that energy.”