2016-17 Men's Basketball News

  • Brett Layton named to Canada West Third All-Star Team
    March 01, 2017
    EDMONTON – After leading their teams throughout the regular season, UBC’s Conor Morgan, Calgary’s Thomas Cooper, Saskatchewan’s Shane Osayande, Alberta’s Brody Clarke, and Thompson River’s Volodymyr Iegorov were named first team Canada West all-stars Monday.
  • Cougars lose another close game; no longer control their own destiny
    February 11, 2017
    WINNIPEG – The University of Manitoba Bison men’s basketball team finished the regular season with an intense 71-68 victory over the Mount Royal University Cougars at the Investors Group Athletic Centre on Saturday, February 11.
  • Bisons steal one late on home court against Cougars
    February 10, 2017
    WINNIPEG – It came down to the wire Friday night, as the University of Manitoba Bison men’s basketball team beat the Mount Royal University Cougars 72-71 at Investors Group Athletic Centre.
  • Cougars need points to stay alive in playoff race
    February 07, 2017
    The Cougars lost a crucial game on Saturday night to the TWU Spartans, hurting their chances of hosting a home playoff date. The loss not only hurts the Cougars’ chances of hosting a home playoff date but could potentially knock them out of playoff contention. Two wins this weekend would solidify a spot in the postseason.
  • Spartans upset the Cougars after drastic second half comeback
    February 04, 2017
    CALGARY- The Trinity Western University Spartans (3-15) pulled off a massive upset on Saturday night, knocking off the Mount Royal Cougars (8-10) 71-54.
  • Cougars keep chances of home playoff date alive with decisive victory
    February 03, 2017
    CALGARY – The Mount Royal Cougars dominated the Trinity Western Spartans on Friday night at Kenyon Court, winning by 30 points, 96-66.
  • Men's Basketball to host 2-14 Spartans at home
    January 30, 2017
    The Cougars fell below .500 for the first time this season, losing to Saskatchewan twice this past weekend. The Cougars can get back to even with two victories over the 2-14 TWU Spartans. Two wins will almost certainly lock up a playoff spot for Mount Royal.
  • Cougars come up three points short, losing second straight in Saskatoon
    January 29, 2017
    SASKATOON - The No. 9 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies held off the Mount Royal University Cougars 90-87 Saturday night on Ron and Jane Graham Centre Court at the PAC to improve to 11-5.
  • Huskies roll over the Cougars on home court
    January 27, 2017
    SASKATOON – Scoring 20 points in the final frame, the No. 9 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies pulled away for an 82-62 win over the visiting Mount Royal University Cougars Friday night at the PAC in Saskatoon.
  • Cougars go head-to-head with Huskies for playoff positioning
    January 26, 2017
    The Cougars find themselves with a .500 record, with six games left to play. They will play Saskatchewan (9-5), Trinity Western (2-12) and Manitoba (8-6) to close out the season. To host the first round of the playoffs, the Cougars will likely have to get to 11 wins, meaning they will have to go 4-2 over their final stretch.
  • Thunderbirds pull through against Cougars
    January 21, 2017
    CALGARY- For the second straight night the UBC Thunderbirds (12-1) managed to take down the Mount Royal Cougars (7-7), this time 88-79.
  • Thunderbirds show why they are No. 3 in the nation
    January 20, 2017
    CALGARY- The UBC Thunderbirds (12-1) dominated on both sides of the ball on Friday evening on Kenyon Court, taking down the Mount Royal Cougars (7-6) 81-60. Connor Morgan went 9-14 in the game, including three 3-pointers for a game high 24 points. As a team the Thunderbirds shot 49% and managed an impressive 20 points off turnovers.
  • USports No.3 team comes into Kenyon to face Coach Dobell and the Cougars
    January 19, 2017
    The Cougars are in tough against the nation’s No. 3 team. UBC comes into the game ranked third in USports behind perennial leaders Carleton and Ottawa. Given Carleton’s decisive victory over Ottawa on Monday, UBC may even jump to second in the country with a strong performance against the Cougars.
  • Cougars complete weekend sweep on the road in Prince George
    January 16, 2017
    PRINCE GEORGE - The Mount Royal Cougars came out firing Saturday night, pushing the pace and building a 22-9 lead in the first quarter. Forward Josh Ross, fresh off a 19 point, 16 rebound, 6 assist performance on Friday, tallied 13 points and four rebounds in the quarter.
  • Cougars take game one in Prince George
    January 14, 2017
    PRINCE GEORGE - The Mount Royal Cougars knew they had a size advantage, and utilized it on the path to a 78-64 victory over the UNBC Timberwolves. Fourth-year forward Josh Ross was a catalyst for MRU, chipping in nineteen points, sixteen rebounds, and six assists in the winning effort.
  • Cougars travel to Prince George for two against the Timberwolves
    January 11, 2017
    Mount Royal failed to secure the sweep against the Bobcats on Saturday night. They will need to take both games this weekend before a tough four-game stretch with UBC and Saskatchewan.
  • Cougars survive late-game scare and win in overtime
    January 07, 2017
    CALGARY- The Mount Royal Cougars (5-4) took down the Brandon Bobcats (3-8) by a score of 95-86 in an OT nail-biter Friday night on Kenyon court.
  • Bobcats earn a split with the Cougars in Calgary
    January 07, 2017
    CALGARY- For the second straight night the Mount Royal Cougars (5-5) and Brandon Bobcats (4-8) went down to the wire on Kenyon Court. This time it was the Bobcats getting the upper hand, taking the Saturday evening match 86-80 to split the weekend series.
  • Mount Royal hosts Brandon in important weekend series
    January 05, 2017
    Two wins could vault Mount Royal into the top five in the conference. The Cougars are firmly planted in a playoff spot and need to start securing wins before their big tests come against UBC and Saskatchewan later this month.
  • Dino drop 109 on Cougars to win offensive shootout
    December 05, 2016
    CALGARY – The Dinos and Mount Royal Cougars clawed against each other for the second night of their Crowchild Classic series at the Jack Simpson Gym. In the battle for Calgary, the Dinos came out on top to win 109-92 and improve their regular season record to 7-1. The Cougars drop to 4-4.
  • Dinos take down Cougars in a nail biter
    December 02, 2016
    The University of Calgary Dinos improved to 6-1 on the season in a Thursday night thriller on Kenyon Court, defeating the 4-3 Mount Royal Cougars 87-83.
  • Griffins explode in second half to avoid sweep
    November 25, 2016
    CALGARY- The MacEwan Griffins took over the entire second half as they avoided the sweep against the Mount Royal Cougars on Friday night at Kenyon Court, with a final score of 93-75.
  • Ross and the Cougars host the Griffins at Kenyon
    November 24, 2016
    The Cougars and Griffins clash for the first time this season on Kenyon Court in Calgary. This all-Alberta matchup is key to both squads in their fights for positioning in the Canada West playoff race. Mount Royal could jump all the way to 5-1, while MacEwan has a chance to get back to .500.
  • Cougars control from start to finish in victory over MacEwan
    November 24, 2016
    CALGARY- The Mount Royal Cougars meant business on Thursday night on Kenyon Court dominating the MacEwan Griffins from start to finish and defeating them by a final score of 90-66.
  • Mount Royal improves to 3-1 with impressive victory against UBC Okanagan
    November 20, 2016
    KELOWNA, BC - The UBC Okanagan Heat men's basketball team fell by 29 to the Mount Royal Cougars in the UBC Okanagan gymnasium on Saturday night.
  • Ross and Layton lead Mount Royal over UBC Okanagan
    November 19, 2016
    KELOWNA - The UBC Okanagan Heat lost the first of two games against the Mount Royal University Cougars Friday night, by a final score of 93-74 in the UBC Okanagan gymnasium.
  • Cougars off to Kelowna to battle the UBC Okanagan Heat
    November 16, 2016
    The Cougars started the season 1-1 against a tough Lethbridge squad. They will have an opportunity to go above .500 this weekend against a UBC Okanagan team with just a single victory in four games. Coach Marc Dobell has assembled what looks to be his best squad since joining Canada West five years ago.
  • Pronghorns come back to defeat Cougars 83-60 in Lethbridge
    November 13, 2016
    LETHBRIDGE – Thanks to a big second quarter, the Lethbridge Pronghorn men’s basketball team rebounded from a Thursday night loss, and earned a weekend split in a home-and-home series with the Mount Royal Cougars, with an 83-60 victory.
  • Glen Yang goes off, leading Mount Royal to convincing victory over Lethbridge
    November 10, 2016
    CALGARY – A 17-2 run at the end of the second half propelled the Mount Royal Cougars to a 93-72 victory over the Lethbridge Pronghorns on Thursday night at Kenyon Court.
  • Cougars kick off season against Pronghorns at home
    November 07, 2016
    Canada West has restructured its divisional system, meaning Mount Royal will now play their provincial rivals more often in regular season play. They will begin their first quest for their first playoff berth on Thursday night against the Lethbridge Pronghorns on Kenyon Court.