“They killed us on the glass”: Demagus’ poster not enough as Badgers out-muscle Marauders

Hamilton, ON- McMaster Marauders guard Mychael Paulo dribbled the ball at the top of the three-point line. He found guard Mike Demagus cutting to the rim. Demagus rose up and threw down a dunk over Brock Badgers forward Jevonnie Scott.  In the moment, Demagus celebrated, going over to the bench. His teammates cheered as well. The Burridge Gym crowd erupted. That dunk took place in the … Continue reading “They killed us on the glass”: Demagus’ poster not enough as Badgers out-muscle Marauders

“Grit, grind and just rough”: Marauders respond to beat TMU

Hamilton, ON- After losing to the nationally-ranked Queen’s Gaels this past Sunday, McMaster Marauders men’s basketball head coach Patrick Tatham said they were outworked.  In the following game against the TMU Bold on Nov. 18, it was McMaster’s effort and grind that helped them pull out the victory.  “Grit, grind and just rough,” Tatham called it. Like their game against the Gaels, the first half … Continue reading “Grit, grind and just rough”: Marauders respond to beat TMU

“We have to pay for that”: Marauders dropped by Gaels in eye of the storm

Hamilton, ON- After their home opener win against the York Lions, McMaster Marauders men’s basketball head coach Patrick Tatham talked about getting through the “storm” of their opening stretch.  With games against Carleton and Ottawa already under their belt, the Marauders hosted the defending OUA finalist Queen’s Gaels on Nov. 13. On Sunday afternoon at the Burridge Gym, McMaster found themselves in the eye of the … Continue reading “We have to pay for that”: Marauders dropped by Gaels in eye of the storm

“We couldn’t lose on our home court”: second half rally seals Marauders’ home opener victory

Hamilton, ON- Midway through the third quarter of their home opener, the McMaster Marauders were at risk of starting the season with three straight losses.  The Marauders men’s basketball team was trailing the York Lions in the second half of their home opener on Nov. 11 when they made a run to pull away for an 89-61 victory and their first regular season win of … Continue reading “We couldn’t lose on our home court”: second half rally seals Marauders’ home opener victory

Full team effort helps Canada cruise past Venezuela to advance to FIBA World Cup

U-SPORTS veterans help the Canada Men’s National Team qualify for the 2023 FIBA World Cup with a big win over Venezuela With a roster filled in with U SPORTS alums, the Canadian Senior Men’s National Basketball Team punched their ticket to the 2023 FIBA World Cup on Thursday night thanks to a 94-56 win over Venezuela in the first game of the fifth window of … Continue reading Full team effort helps Canada cruise past Venezuela to advance to FIBA World Cup

Looking through the teams in the OUA West Division

Hamilton, ON- As the OUA goes from two divisions to three, the race to the top of the OUA West figures to be a tight competition. The division features a Western Mustangs program that went to nationals in 2020, a Laurier team coming off a 10-6 season and teams with potential in Windsor and Waterloo.  Can a team make a run to nationals like Western did … Continue reading Looking through the teams in the OUA West Division

Breaking down the men’s teams in the OUA Central Division

Hamilton, ON- The OUA Central Division is arguably the toughest division in the conference. It features the defending OUA champion, another OUA semi-finalist and some solid programs. The Brock Badgers won the Wilson Cup and will look to build upon that. Meanwhile, McMaster and Lakehead also enjoyed success last year. The Toronto schools have potential to be good as well.  Brock Badgers Preseason Record: 3-4 … Continue reading Breaking down the men’s teams in the OUA Central Division

NEWS: Canada Basketball announces U SPORTS heavy training camp roster for fifth window of FIBA World Cup

Nine former U SPORTS athletes from six schools selected to the Senior Men’s National team training camp roster for the second-last qualifying window Leaning heavily on a cast of former U SPORTS stars, Canada Basketball announced their 16-man training camp roster on Tuesday for the fifth window of qualifications for the 2023 FIBA World Cup. The coaching staff, including a McGill graduate in assistant coach … Continue reading NEWS: Canada Basketball announces U SPORTS heavy training camp roster for fifth window of FIBA World Cup

Marauders close out the preseason by winning on the glass

Hamilton, ON- Coming off three games in three days at the House-Laughton Tournament in Carleton, the McMaster Marauders were once again tested as they took on the UPEI Panthers back at home on Oct. 22 to close out their preseason. With an 86-69 victory, the Marauder took another step forward toward showing they not only want to get back to the OUA Final Four in 2022-2023, they … Continue reading Marauders close out the preseason by winning on the glass