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Algoma U braces for major test
For the Algoma U men, who finished third in the West Region last year with a 13 5 regular season record, this season will be about trying to do what they didn't manage to do last time around. The Thunderbirds finished fourth overall in the OCAA last year, having advanced to the bronze medal game at last season's OCAA championship tournament in Ottawa only to fall 92 63 to Fanshawe.
think we did all the things right to win, we just didn't win, said Cory, whose team had its best season on record last year. came up against a team that, we just had a bad day (against) and we just didn't play very well and that was the end of it. know what it takes to get there, said Jovain Wilson, a six foot two guard in his second season with the Thunderbirds. didn't like the way the last season ended. the Algoma U. program may be preparing for a move up to the OUA, for Adidas Basketball Footwear
As for Thursday night, Wilson said he thinks the Thunderbirds are in for a challenge against Windsor. He said while simply having a solid offence and defence may be enough to have success at the college level, the team is going to have to pay attention to the details to a greater extent if they want to take their opponents out of their comfort zone.
Windsor's one of the best teams in the country, said Thomas Cory, coach of the Thunderbirds mens team. going to be a test for our players, our program, but that's kind of the measuring stick we want to be up against. team still has another Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Season to look forward to, and with a large number of returning players, Cory said the team will be looking to pick up where they left off last season.
The Thunderbirds returned 12 players from last year, with four starters back, including Wilson and another guard Reynaldo Carnackie, who made last year's OCAA all rookie team.
It's a test as Algoma U.'s varsity teams get ready to enter the OUA next season.
shows, for sure, said Wilson. believe in Tom, they believe in our team and our culture. school has Adidas Boost 2
me, I'm looking at it as a measuring stick how do we get to where they are, said Cory.
added additional seating this season a requirement of OUA entry with a new set of bleachers that have nearly tripled seating capacity at the George Leach Centre to 780 seats.
I want to win a championship, said Wilson, who was last year's Adidas D Rose White Canadian male college basketball player of the year.
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guys that came back, came back better, said Cory. dedicated themselves to hitting the weights, getting in the gym, training. said he will be looking to Windsor which is expected to be among the top 10 teams in the country as a test for his squad.
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The Algoma University mens basketball team hopes to accomplish two things as it hits the court Thursday night impress officials from the university league, and show that they have what it takes to make a championship run in their final college season. Thursday in an evaluation in front of Ontario University Athletics officials. against the Laurentian University Voyageurs.
Cory, said he has seen players up their commitment to the team this year.
Wilson, who is in his final year of eligibility, this season is all about the OCAA.
expect to have a tough game and a good game, said Wilson.
The Algoma U. men host Redeemer and Canadore Oct. 26 27 in the opening weekend of the 2012 13 OCAA regular season.
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