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MEN'S BASKETBALL LOOK TO EXTEND WIN STREAK AT UTM

MEN'S BASKETBALL LOOK TO EXTEND WIN STREAK AT UTM
Game Info Humber vs UTM
Date Wed. Feb. 7
Tip-off 8 p.m.
Venue UTM Gym
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Series Record Humber leads, 1-0
Last Meeting W, 109-53 (11/26/17)
Streak W3

The Storyline
Humber men's basketball will be heading to the UTM Gym for the first time Wednesday evening to conclude its season series with the UTM Eagles (2-14, 10th West). Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.

Last Time Out
Led by a career-high 34 points from Kenny Ejim, the Hawks snapped a four-game regular season losing streak to Niagara (10-6, 5th West) with a 92-61 win Saturday at the North Campus Gym.

Humber led from the opening tip, collecting its seventh win of 30-plus points this season. Curwin Elvis continued his hot shooting, finishing 6-of-11 (54.5 percent) from the floor for 19 points.

Scouting UTM

  • Playing in their first season in the OCAA, the Eagles trail St. Clair (6-9, 8th West) by four games for the final playoff spot.
  • Zamam Khan leads the west division in scoring, averaging 25.3 ppg. In a 97-83 loss to Lambton (11-6, 4th West), Khan scored more than half of his teams total points, finishing with a season-high 42 points.
  • The Eagles began their inaugural season losing their first 12 games before getting back-to-back wins against Sault (0-16, 11th West).

Previous Meeting
C.J. Bennett recorded his first career triple-double, finishing with 16 points, ten rebounds, and ten assists in a 109-53 win over UTM on Nov. 29. Byron Trench finished with a season-high 14 rebounds, while Fowzi Mohamoud hit a season-high four 3-pointers.

Zamam Khan finished with 24 points on 9-of-22 (40.1 percent) shooting from the floor for UTM in the loss.

On The Road Again
Since 2013, the Hawks own a 31-11 (.738) road record, compared to a 38-6 (.864) record at the North Campus Gym.

A Balanced Attack
Deploying a multifaceted attack, Humber has ten players averaging at least ten minutes per game this season.

Protecting The Rim
The Hawks have registered 5.1 blocked shots per game this year, the second-best mark in the conference. Byron Trench and Kenny Ejim rank fourth and eighth in the league with 1.5 and 1.2 blocks per game, respectively.

Through 16 games Humber has recorded 82 blocked shots, the most in the Patrick Au era.

It's Up, and It's Good
Humber continues to be the most efficient deep threat in the league, hitting a conference-best 37.2 percent (148-of-398) from 3-point range.

After shooting 20 percent (2-of-10) in his first two OCAA seasons, Kenny Ejim has hit a division best 46 triples (39.3 percent), five shy of tying Doug Lawrie's program record established in 1991.

Efficiently Efficient
Fourth-year guard Curwin Elvis is leading the league in field goal percentage, shooting 62.2 percent (74-of-119) from the floor.

300-Point Club
In Saturday's win over Niagara, Kenny Ejim joined Humber royalty, becoming the 12th player in program history to 300-plus points in a season. The last player to accomplish the feat was Fitzroy Woolery in 2002.

C.J. Bennett needs 46 more points with four games remaining to become lucky number 13.

Player Points Year
Doug McKinley 519 1984
Dino Tenaglia 440 1978
George McNeil 370 1987
Patrick Rhodd 357 1991
Steven Arlauskas 357 1979
George McNeil 342 1988
Larry McNeil 334 1991
Kenny Ejim 324 2018
Eric Grizzle 319 1983
Henry Frazer 316 1985
Richard Duliunas 311 1979
Richard Walker 304 1987


Century Mark
The Hawks have recorded eight 100-point games this season, breaking the record held by the 1990-91 National Champion team coached by Mike Katz.

Averaging 97.1 ppg, Humber is on pace to have its highest scoring season since 1994, when they averaged 99.6 points over 12 games.

Career Year
Four Humber student-athletes have surpassed their career-highs in scoring this season:

  1. DeQuon Cascart (2016 – 66 pts | 2017 – 168 pts)
  2. C.J. Bennett (2016 – 189 pts | 2017 – 254 pts)
  3. Curwin Elvis (2014 – 105 pts | 2017 – 173 pts)
  4. Kenny Ejim (2014 – 111 pts | 2017 – 324 pts)

Humber 500
On Jan. 13, C.J. Bennett became the 29th player in program history to score 500 career points. 

Against Mohawk on Jan. 30, Kenny Ejim became the 30th player to join the club.

What's Next
Humber will conclude its two-game road trip with Fanshawe (9-6, 6th West) on Feb. 10. Game time is set for 8 p.m.