AUS MBB: Dalhousie continue to tear through opponents

The Tigers are on a seven-game win streak, and there is no end in sight

The Dalhousie Tigers are tearing through the AUS as they sit in first, heading into the last week of the regular season. Throughout the Tiger’s seven-game win streak, they have won by an average margin of about 21.5 points.

On Friday at Acadia University, in their 100-74 win, the Tiger’s top three scorers, Alex Carson, Keevan Veinot and Shamar Burrows, combined for 68 points on about 61 per cent shooting.

Nginyu Ngala brought the scoring off the bench with 15 points and did not miss a single shot; 5-of-5 from the field, 1-of-1 from 3-point range and 4-of-4 from the line in an incredible performance.

Carson was outstanding in the fourth quarter, posting 11 of his 15 points.

With Carson playing at an MVP level this season with an average of 18.9 points per game on 50 per cent shooting from the field and 42.6 per cent from behind the arc, the Tigers have endless offensive firepower.

When facing the University of New Brunswick on Sunday, nobody could stop Veinot. Veinot put up nine points in the first quarter without missing, seven points in the second quarter with six rebounds, eight points in the third quarter and then showed his passing ability in the fourth quarter with three assists without a turnover. Finishing the game with 29 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, Veinot played like the professional basketball player he is.

Burrows is proving to be too much to handle in his last two games, averaging 26.5 points on 70 per cent shooting. Burrows is incredibly efficient this season, posting a field goal percentage of 55.6 per cent, good for fourth in the AUS. By the way, Burrows is a guard; this is not normal. Burrows is also sixth in rebounds per game.

With the third-most points per game as a team and having the best defence in the AUS by far, the Tigers looked poised to dominate the AUS championship weekend with their star players.

Dalhousie faces Cape Breton University this weekend. Cape Breton University is amidst a five-game win streak. Expect Defensive Player of the Year candidate Samuel Maillet to take on Osman Omar, the owner of the past two AUS scoring titles.

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