In a one-game winner takes all showdown, anything can happen. On Thursday night at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport, the U of R Cougar men’s basketball team made sure that prolonging their season was one of the things to happen.
In a play-in game, the Cougars jumped out to a 29-13 lead after one quarter of play and never looked back as they beat the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack 93-68 in a play-in game to advance to a best-of-three quarterfinal next weekend against Lethbridge.
Several Cougars had outstanding nights, but it was Shaq Harris who led the way as he had four three-pointers in what was an 18 point night to lead all Regina scorers.
Cougars Head Coach Steve Burrows was impressed with the effort saying it might have been their best effort of the season.
“I think so,| Burrows said moments after the final buzzer sounded. “From start to finish, we were very good. We only turned the ball over twice in the first half and we were very disciplined especially defensively.”
The best of three series against the Pronghorns will start Thursday with Game 2 on Friday and a 3rd game if needed on Saturday. All games will go in Lethbridge.