MBB: Timberwolves at Brandon Preview

January 11, 2018

January 12th & 13th
Canada West Men’s Basketball Preview
UNBC @ Brandon
Friday @ 6 PT, Saturday @ 5 PT

UNBC Timberwolves (6-8)
11th in Canada West Standings
78.8 Points Scored Per Game
81.9 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader: Jovan Leamy (15.2 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader: Vaggelis Loukas (7.2 Per Game)
Assists Leader: James Agyeman (3.7 Per Game)
Steals Leader: Vaggelis Loukas, Jovan Leamy, James Agyeman (1.1 Per Game)
Blocks Leader: Vaggelis Loukas (0.6 Per Game)


Player to Watch:
Marcus MacKay, G
13.4 PPG, 2.4 RPG
Now sitting top-20 all-time in Canada West career three-pointers, MacKay is a shooter who has evolved into a leader for the Timberwolves. In an offense that spreads the ball around, the fifth-year guard from Terrace, BC, is capable of getting hot from long-range.

Brandon Bobcats (6-6)
8th in Canada West Standings
85.3 Points Scored Per Game
85.6 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader: Tyvon Cooper(21.5 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader: Jonathan Range (8.8 Per Game)
Assists Leader: Tyvon Cooper (5.5 Per Game)
Steals Leader: Jonathan Range (1.6 Per Game)
Blocks Leader: John Paul (1.7 Per Game)


Player to Watch:
Tyvon Cooper, G
21.5 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 5.5 APG,1.4 SPG
A dynamic fourth-year guard, Tyvon Cooper is no stranger to putting up offensive numbers. Sitting sixth in Canada West in scoring, the native of Middletown, New York, also serves as the primary distributor for the Bobcats, and manages to haul in 5.5 rebounds per game.

Quotes:
UNBC’s Anthony Hokanson


On building on the sweep of UBCO…
“It’s good to start with two wins. It sets the tone for what we want to accomplish in the new year. We have had good practices that have our confidence up, and we want to come into every weekend with all cylinders firing.

On the Timberwolves’ mindset…
“Coming into this weekend and getting wins would be huge for us. To solidify our position in a playoff spot and be able to control our own destiny.”


On what Timberwolf basketball looks like when executed properly…
“Everyone is touching the ball and everyone is engaged on defense. It gets everyone’s confidence up, we all get in a rhythm, and everyone feels like they have an impact on the game, which makes us all play that much harder.”

On this weekend’s matchup vs the Bobcats…
“They’re a very good team in our conference, but if we play up to our ability like we know we can, I think we can walk out of there with a successful weekend.”