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Heat men's basketball hit the road

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November 10, 2016 - 10:50 AM

With their home opener completed, the Heat will now head on the road to the prairies to play Brandon University this weekend. The two Bobcats and the Heat will open the weekend on Friday (Nov. 11) with a game that will begin at 6 p.m. (PST). The second game between the two teams will be played on Saturday (Nov. 12) with a tip-off of  5 p.m. (PST). Both the games will take place at the HLC in Brandon, MB.

UBC Okanagan began their season with a split at home versus the Trinity Western Spartans. UBCO finished the first game scoring 59 second half points leading to an impressive 16 point win on Friday (87-71). On Saturday, the second half scoring couldn't be replicates as the Heat fell by five (79-74) they now stand at a record of (1-1) and hold the fourth place in Canada West.

It took just one game but fifth year guard Mitch Goodwin was able to finish Friday night's game with 18 points and surpassed the all time scoring record for the UBC Okanagan men’s basketball team. He broke the record by two on Friday and then added seven on Saturday for a career total of 1037. Goodwin has 18 more regular season games to play and continue to add to his total points school record. Junior Aldrich Berrios led the way both nights offensively scoring 26 on Friday night and 18 on Saturday. His shooting has been solid at a 43.8 shooting percentage from the field and has hit on (9-22) from beyond the arc, putting him first in Canada West in that category.

With two games under their belt, the Heat are shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 43.6 percent from beyond the arc. With an impressive average from the three point line, the Heat are now second in the country from long range.

Overall Head to Head vs BDN:  (0-3) The Heat have yet to claim a win against the Bobcats since their entry into Canada West in 2011.

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