Huskies Ready for Series With Pronghorns

Photo Credit: Josh Schaefer Photography
Photo Credit: Josh Schaefer Photography

Game Date: January 15 & 16, 2016

Game Location: PAC, 8PM

Live Stats/Webcast: canadawest.tv

THE GAMES

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies look to use home-court advantage to start their post-season push this weekend against the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns.

THE HEADLINES

• Neither team is currently ranked in the CIS Top 10. UBC (No. 7) and Calgary (No. 8) are the only two Canada West teams in the rankings.

• Huskie forward Shane Osayande returned to the lineup last weekend recording a pair of double-doubles.

• The two programs have split the annual weekend series for the last three seasons dating back to 2012-13.

THE SERIES

Since 2010-11 the Huskies are 7-3 against the Pronghorns. The two schools have split the season series for the last three years.

UNIVERISTY OF LETHBRIDGE PRONGHORNS (5-3)

The Lethbridge Pronghorns visit Saskatoon looking to get back into the win column.

Lethbridge lost back-to-back games last weekend to the No. 7 UBC T-Birds. The 'Horns hit the break with a 5-1 record before being swept.

Fifth-year Brandon Brine is the Pronghorns leading scorer with 15 points per game. Brine is also the team's top rebounder averaging 6.4 per contest.

As a team Lethbridge leads the Canada West in steals with 11.5 per game.

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (3-7)

The Saskatchewan Huskies will try to rebound from a pair of tough losses to open 2016 in Calgary.

A pair of five point losses dropped the Huskies to 3-7 on the season. Saskatchewan was ahead in the fourth quarter of both games, but came up short down the stretch against the No. 8 Dinos.

The Huskies have not had trouble scoring this season averaging 79 points per game, the seventh best in the conference. The squad has hit the second most three-pointers in the Canada West with 94 through 10 games. The Huskies have surrendered 83.1 points per game on the defensive end.

Fifth-year Evan Ostertag has been the Huskies leading scorer with 15.1 points per game. A pair of freshmen are starting to find their groove in the CIS. Chan De Ciman and Jauquin Bennett-Boire have averaged 14.0 and 13.2 points respectively.

The return of forward Shane Osayande may help the Huskies down the stretch run of the schedule. Osayande, who played in his first two Canada West games last weekend, averaged 17 points and 15.5 rebounds against the Dinos.