• Friday, October 19, 2018
  • 8:00 PM
  • Edmonton, Alberta - Saville Community Sport Centre
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Golden Bears points leader: Brody Clarke with 21

Golden Bear Invitational Preview

Bears host Brock and Lakehead this weekend at SCSC

By Connor Hood on October 17, 2018

The University of Alberta Golden Bears basketball team will conclude their non-conference schedule this weekend, as they host the UBC Thunderbirds, Lakehead Thunderwolves and Brock Badgers this weekend in the Golden Bears Invitational.

The Bears will host Lakehead at 8:00 p.m. on Friday night, and Brock at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets for the Men's Basketball Invitational will be available at the door. 

The Golden Bears are coming off another long playoff run a year ago, finishing second in Canada West, before losing in the U SPORTS Quarter-final. It was the second-straight national championship appearance for the Bears,who have won two of the last five conference titles. 

The 12-time conference champions will, however, floor one of their youngest rosters in recent seasons. Three-time all-star Brody Clarke returns to lead a Bears team that features seven rookies, and no fifth-year student-athletes. Among the rookies are highly-touted recruits Adam Paige, Tyus Jefferson, Geoffrey James and Shol Ayach. 

The 2018-19 Canada West season will begin on October 25th, as the Bears and Pandas host the MacEwan Griffins at Saville Community Sports Centre.