2018-19 MRU Cougars Men's Basketball News

  • Cougars withstand Bobcat comeback, clinch first ever U SPORTS playoff berth
    February 02, 2019
    Mount Royal held off a furious comeback by the Bobcats, to secure their first-ever Canada West playoff spot with a 99-94 road win.
  • Third quarter surge sends Bobcats past Cougars
    February 01, 2019
    BRANDON, Man. – The Bobcats had a big momentum surge in the second half to power the BU men's basketball team to a 94-74 win over the Mount Royal Cougars on Friday night.
  • Heartbreaking loss for Mount Royal on senior night
    January 19, 2019
    CALGARY, Alta – The Mount Royal University senior night game was played Saturday at Kenyon co
  • Huskies rally late to beat Mount Royal
    January 18, 2019
    CALGARY – A big weekend series tipped-off Friday at Mount Royal University’s Kenyon Court as the tenth place Cougars welcomed the ninth place University of Saskatchewan Huskies. The series has huge implications in the Canada West standings as both teams came into the night with seven wins. The Cougars came into the weekend after splitting a home and away series with the University of Lethbridge, while the Huskies were on their bye week last weekend.
  • Cougars win 104-103 thriller against Pronghorns
    January 12, 2019
    LETHBRIDGE, Alta - Following a convincing 108-69 win in Calgary to open their weekend series, the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns let the Mount Royal Cougars hang around and it turned out to cost them as the Cougars fought toe-to-toe in a frenetic nail-biter coming out on top 104-103 in the final seconds.
  • MRU downed 108-69 by the Horns
    January 10, 2019
    CALGARY, Alta – The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns made their way to Kenyon Court to kick-off the first half of a home and away series with the Mount Royal University Cougars. The game offered a big chance for both teams to gain position in the Canada West standings as both came into the game with six wins.
  • Cougars swept by defending National champions
    January 05, 2019
    CALGARY – The University of Calgary Dinos swept the Mount Royal University Cougars 91-46 in men’s basketball action Saturday night in the Jack Simpson Gym.
  • MRU drop Crowchild Classic game to No.3 Dinos
    January 03, 2019
    CALGARY, Alta – The first game of the Crowchild Classic between the Mount Royal University Cougars and University of Calgary Dinos tipped off Thursday night at Kenyon Court. Both teams come into the new year with high aspirations. The #3 ranked Dinos are looking to get repeat last season’s national championship, while the Cougars are looking to build momentum and climb up the Canada West standings.
  • Men's Basketball Mid-Season Review
    December 14, 2018
    Despite coming into the winter break with a two-game losing skid the Cougars have proved their doubters wrong so far this season; their 6-6 record is an improvement compared to last season’s mid-season record of 5-7 and they did it without offensive juggernaut Josh Ross.
  • Cougars fall 112-83 to UBC
    December 01, 2018
    VANCOUVER  - An electrifying performance from Grant Shephard and the No. 4-ranked UBC Thunderbirds (9-1) men's basketball team saw them claim a 113-83 win over the Mount Royal Cougars (6-6) on Saturday Night. The win keeps UBC's eight-game win streak intact as they head into the holiday break. 
  • T-Birds outgun Cougars 94-77
    November 30, 2018
    VANCOUVER - Six different T-Birds scored in double digits as the UBC Thunderbirds (8-1) earned their seventh straight win in a 94-77 victory over the Mt. Royal Cougars (6-5). The 'Birds showed a bit of rust in their first action following a bye week, but turned it on in the second half and demonstrated their talent on both sides of the ball. UBC finished with 10 blocks and 22 assists to go along with a 50.7 per cent field goal percentage on Festive Friday at War Memorial Gym.
  • Cougars sweep Griffins
    November 24, 2018
    CALGARY – The Mount Royal University Cougars and MacEwan Griffins played the second game of their weekend series on Saturday night at Kenyon Court. The Cougars came away with the 87-79 win on Friday night, their fifth win of the season.
  • Cougars Hold off Late Griffins’ Push for Fifth Win of the Season
    November 23, 2018
    CALGARY – The MacEwan Griffins made their way to Kenyon Court Friday night, to kick-off a weekend series with the Mount Royal University Cougars. The Cougars came into the game at .500% and were looking to win their fifth game of the season to gain position in the CanadaWest playoff race. The Griffins made their way to Calgary in search of their first win of the season after a tough start.
  • UBCO takes game two of series with MRU
    November 17, 2018
    CALGARY, AB – The Mount Royal University Cougars and UBC Okanagan Heat wrapped up their weekend series on Saturday night at Kenyon Court. In the first game of the series on Friday, the Cougars came away with the 85-73 victory. The Heat were able to split the series and come away with the second game win, beating the Cougars by a score of 80-78 in a game that was tight throughout.
  • Cougars complete weekend sweep of Spartans
    November 10, 2018
    LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western's Ethan DaSilva (Calgary) had a career-high 24-point night, but it was Mount Royal who took Saturday night's game 94-80 over the Spartans, beating TWU for the second night in a row at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Cougars beat Spartans for their 2nd win in 3 games
    November 09, 2018
    LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western was step-for-step with Mount Royal, but with a chance to tie the game with eight seconds to play, the Spartans shot attempt came up short, allowing the Cougars to hold on for an 85-82 win Friday at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Cougars unable to recover from Bisons' hot start
    November 03, 2018
    WINNIPEG — Four different players hit double figures for the Manitoba Bisons (2-2) while seven different athletes had at least one block as the Bisons topped Mount Royal (1-3) 81-69 on Saturday night at Investors Group Athletic Centre. 
  • Perimeter play helps the Cougars get past Manitoba 96-82
    November 02, 2018
    WINNIPEG — The Mount Royal Cougars (1-2) got out to a 27-14 lead after one and didn’t look back, topping Manitoba (1-2) 96-82. Perimeter play was a huge factor, as the guests shot 46.2 percent from three, while Manitoba shot just 23.8 percent. 
  • Cougars edged out by UNBC
    October 27, 2018
    CALGARY, Alta – The Mount Royal University Cougars and University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves player their second game of the 2018/19 basketball season Saturday night at Kenyon Court.
  • T-Wolves defeat Cougars 95-80
    October 26, 2018
    CALGARY, Alta – The University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves made their way to Kenyon Court to tip-off the 2018/19 basketball season against the Mount Royal University Cougars.