Wednesday, August 8, 2018 | Men's Basketball
Written by Cole Lawrence
Photo by Valerie Wutti
RAVENS’ NEST, Ottawa – The Carleton Ravens Men’s Basketball team were coming off a big win vs the Cincinnati and made it two in a row tonight vs Ole Miss winning 81-63. It was a similar story to Monday night as they outscored the Rebels 45-23 and then holding that lead for the rest of the game.
The second quarter has been the Ravens’ strong suit, averaging an 11 point differential thus far in the Can-Am Shootout. The Ravens held the Rebels to 3-13 shooting in the second and 22-58 over the span of the whole game. Rebel’s star player, Devontae Shuler, was held to just 1-9 from the floor.
Ravens guard, Munis Tutu, filled up the stat sheet with his second straight 20-point performance. He also added 8 rebounds, 7 assists, and 4 three-balls. Like the rest of the team, he admittedly struggled in the 4th quarter, “We executed our game plan in the first half and we kind of let up in the second. I have to be better in the 4th quarter. I had a lot of turnovers there, but I’m just glad we were able to come out with the win.”
Tutu humbly accepted the challenge when asked about becoming a leader on the Ravens team, “With a year under my belt I can do a lot better than I did last year. I feel like I let my team down at the end of last season, so I have to come into this season with more leadership, be more aggressive on the court, so we can continue to get wins like these.”
The Ravens are loaded at the guard position, even with 2018 OUA 1st-team all-star Yasiin Joseph sidelined with a lower-body injury. It will be interesting to see how Coach Dave Smart rotates them as the season unfolds.
Next up for the Ravens is a double-header vs South Dakota State. They face off against them Friday night at 7pm in the Ravens’ Nest, and once again at the Ravens’ Nest on Sunday at 1pm. The Jackrabbits have made the NCAA tournament the past three seasons, anchored by senior forward Mike Daum, who averaged 24 points and 10 rebounds in their 2017-18 campaign.
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Munis Tutu – 20 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists
Eddie Ekiyor – 16 points, 5 rebounds
Mitch Jackson – 12 points
Marcus Anderson – 6 points, 9 rebounds
Terence Davis – 23 points, 7 rebounds
Breein Tyree – 13 points