Redmen tell Vikes to 'take a hike', erase double-digit deficit to finish fifth at Nationals
Sophomore Nathan Joyal of St. Lazare, Que., came off the bench to score a game-high 19 points, including five treys, as the McGill University men's basketball team rallied from an early 10-point deficit to defeat Victoria 80-68 and finish fifth overall at the CIS Final Eight championship in Scotiabank Place, Sunday.
Carleton won their ninth national title in 11 years with a resounding 92-42 victory over Lakehead. In the bronze-medal affair, Ottawa defeated Acadia 92-85.
It was McGill's inaugural win in three lifetime meetings against the Vikes and marked the first time in school history that the Redmen hoopsters had collected a pair of victories at the Nationals as the team improved to 3-7 in four appearances.
McGill had one of their best shooting performances of the season, connecting on 44.1 per cent from the field (30/68) and a sizzling 41.4 from the three-point arc, making a season-high 12 treys on 29 attempts.