Top Ranked Huskies Welcome in T-Birds

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

Game Date: November 20 & 21, 2015

Game Location: PAC, 6:15 PM

Live Stat/Webcast: canadawest.tv

THE GAMES

Looking to continue their home court dominance, the No. 1 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies host the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds at the PAC this weekend.

THE HEADLINES

  • The Huskies moved to No. 1 this week in the CIS Top 10 and are joined by two other Canada West teams, Regina (No. 6) and Alberta (No. 9) in the rankings.
  • With a 4-0 record, the Huskies sit tied atop the Canada West Pioneer Division standings in the young season.
  • The Huskies have won 24 straight Canada West games at the PAC dating back to a February 16, 2013 loss to Alberta.
  • The Huskies lead the CIS in scoring (86.0 ppg) and shooting (46.8 FG%).
  • Huskie forward Dalyce Emmerson scored a season high 39 points on 15-of-20 shooting last Friday against the Victoria Vikes.


THE SERIES

Saskatchewan is 7-5 against the T-Birds in conference regular season action, including a season series split in Vancouver in 2014-15. The two programs have met in the playoffs in each of the last two seasons. The Huskies took two out of three games in a 2013-14 Canada West quarter-final series, while the T-Birds knocked off the Huskies in 2014-15 for the Canada West Championship and in the bronze medal game of the CIS Championship.

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA THUNDERBIRDS (2-2)

Hitting the road for the first time this season, the UBC Thunderbirds hope to make it three straight wins over the Saskatchewan Huskies.

The T-Birds got back to .500 on the season with a pair of double digit wins at home over the Trinity Western Spartans last weekend. The Alberta Pandas swept UBC at home on opening weekend.

Kara Spotton is the leading scorer for the T-Birds averaging 16.8 points through the first four games. Spotton also leads UBC on the glass, pulling down six rebounds per contest.

NO. 1 UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (4-0)

Having moved up to the number one spot in the CIS rankings, the Saskatchewan Huskies look to use home court advantage to stay on top.

Saskatchewan boasts the top scoring offence in the country at 86 points per game. The Huskies strong shooting has helped fuel their scoring as the green and white also lead the CIS in shooting at 48.6 percent. Saskatchewan's lineup has five players averaging double figures in scoring.

Fifth-year guard Laura Dally has led the Huskie scoring, averaging 16.8 points per game. Fifth-year forward Dalyce Emmerson, coming off a 39 point game last weekend, has shot at a 64% clip to average 15.5 points while adding 6.3 boards.