LINES OF THE WEEK: CANADIANS IN THE NCAA
Several Canadians had a big week as the regular season finished up.
Kayla Alexander (Milton, ON) – Syracuse, Sr.
In Syracuse's important 61-56 win over Villanova on Sunday, Kayla put up 34 points on 65% shooting. Not only was her shooting touch dialed in, she also grabbed 15 rebounds, nine of which came on the offensive end.
Olivier Hanlan (Aylmer, QC) – Boston College, Fr.
Hanlan set the twittersphere ablaze with his record-setting performance in Thursday's 84-64 win over Georgia Tech. The ACC freshman of the year netted a frosh record 41 points including 8/10 on three-pointers and added five rebounds and three steals.
Nayo Raincock-Ekwunwe (Toronto, ON) – Simon Fraser, Sr.
In a 66-55 win over Seatle, Nayo took care of business quickly posting a double-double in only 28 minutes of action. The senior finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and two blocks.
Melvin Ejim (Toronto, ON) – Iowa State, Jr.
The Big 12's Scholar-Athlete of the Year put up a healthy 23-and-12 line to power Iowa State's 73-66 Big 12 tourney win over Oklahoma. It was the first conference tournament win for the program since 2005.
Wumi Agunbiade (Pickering, ON) – Duquesne, Jr.
Agunbiade put up her Dukes and led her team to a 64-58 victory over VCU last Friday with 20 points and seven rebounds. The junior forward also finished the game with three steals.
Dyshawn Pierre (Whitby, ON) – Dayton, Fr.
Missing just one shot all night, Pierre scored 21 points on 8/9 shooting. The frosh also grabbed seven rebounds and dished two assists in a close 81-80 loss to George Mason.