Two AUS most valuable players, both in their final year, went at it Sunday with only one trip to the men’s basketball nationals available. Behind 28 points from three-time MVP Javon Masters, the U SPORTS all-time scoring leader, the UNB Varsity Reds claimed the AUS men’s title with an 84-81 win over the St. Francis Xavier X-Men before 3,500 fans at Scotiabank Centre.
Saturday’s first men’s semifinal matchup of the Subway AUS men’s basketball championship showcased an intense battle between the top-seeded Dalhousie Tigers and the No. 5-seeded StFX X-Men, which saw the X-Men come out on top with an 81-76 win.
Friday’s first men’s quarterfinal matchup of the Subway AUS men’s basketball championship showcased the fifth-seeded StFX X-Men topping the No. 4-seeded Acadia Axemen 91-86 in an action packed back-and-forth game.
Javon Masters (Kitchener, ON) scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Varsity Reds in a 93-84 win over the StFX X-Men as UNB Varsity Reds not only earned the victory, but also a bye in the first round of the Subway AUS Championship.
The Saint Mary’s Huskies (9-6) defeated the StFX X-Women (6-10) by a 75-68 margin Tuesday evening on Coach K Court at the StFX Oland Centre. The victory was worth four points in the AUS standings for the Huskies.
The UNB Varsity Reds (13-3) defeated the StFX X-Men (6-9) in a close 86-84 game that went down to the final second Saturday night on Coach K Court at the StFX Oland Centre. The win was worth four points in the AUS standings for the Varsity Reds who took over sole possession of second place.
StFX University, in partnership with Sports & Entertainment Atlantic, has been selected as the host for the 2021 U SPORTS Final 8 men's basketball national championship at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.
In AUS men’s basketball action at the Dalplex, the StFX X-Men upset the AUS first place and U SPORTS No. 8 ranked Dalhousie Tigers 91-64 in a big victory on the road. The X-Men avenged a loss to the same Tigers squad on Tuesday evening in Antigonish.
The StFX X-Men (4-4) handled the winless UPEI Panthers (0-8) by a 102-72 score in AUS action Saturday night on Coach K Court at the StFX Oland Centre. The victory was worth four points in the AUS standings.
The championship game of the Shoveller Memorial Invitational basketball tournament showcased the StFX X-Men taking on the host Dalhousie Tigers. After getting outscored in the first three quarters, the Tigers rallied with a 23-6 point effort in the fourth to earn the 73-65 comeback win.
In the first semi-final match-up of the Dalhousie Shoveller Memorial Invitational tournament the StFX X-Men survived a late scare to fend off the Saint Mary’s Huskies and hold onto an 88-82 victory in a physical game full of runs.
After beating the No. 5 ranked Dalhousie Tigers in a home-and-home sweep last week, the U SPORTS No. 10 ranked Acadia Axemen fell short to the StFX X-Men, edged out 70-68 at the Scotiabank Centre, their first loss of the regular season.