Glover gets first-ever Saskatchewan Huskies triple-double
by Nicole Betker, USask Sports Information
Archive photo courtesy Ivan Tam / USask Athletics: Huskies sensation Showron Glover recorded the school's first triple-double, scoring 31, while adding 11 rebounds and 12 helpers
SASKATOON - Canada West leading scorer Showron Glover scored the first triple-double in University of Saskatchewan history as the Huskies defeated the Manitoba Bisons 101-66 Saturday night at the PAC in Saskatoon.
Glover finished the game with 31 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. It is the second time this season that the Fresno, California native has netted 31 points in a game and the fifth time this season that he has scored 30 or more points.
This also marks the first Canada West men's basketball triple-double since January 8, 2009, when Brandon's Dany Charlery accomplished the feat against the University of Winnipeg.
With the win the Huskies move to 9-6 and remain in second place in the Canada West's Prairie Division. The Huskies need just one more win to clinch a playoff spot in the division. Manitoba drops to 4-12 on the season, sitting in seventh place in the standings.
The Huskies made Manitoba pay for errors scoring 37 points off Manitoba's 25 turnovers in the game. The Huskies had an easy time sinking the ball shooting 56.3% in the game, compared to Manitoba's 35.6%. The Huskies also beat the Bisons on the boards pulling down 47 rebounds - 37 of which were defensive.
From the start of the game, the Huskies came out flying doubling up the Bisons 51-24 in the first half. Manitoba scored just eight points in the first quarter to the Huskies 23. Saskatchewan had scored 13 points before Manitoba's Sean Maxwell was able to sink a three-pointer to get them on the board.
Manitoba picked up their game in the second half competing point-for-point with the Huskies in the third quarter. Each team scored 21. The Bisons added another 21 in the fourth quarter but Saskatchewan scored 29. The early lead built by the Huskies was too much for the Bisons to overcome.
Glover wasn't the only Huskie with a big night on the court. Michael Linklater finished with 23 points and Troy Gottselig added 14 points. Nolan Brudehl had nine rebounds.
Dixon was the best on the night for the Bisons scoring 18 points. Two more Bisons scored double digits on the night. Eric Garcia finished with 15 and Richard Reimer added 11. Braeden Speer led the Bisons on the boards with eight rebounds.
The two teams will battle again Sunday night at the PAC. Tip off is set for 8:00 p.m. CT.