The Calgary Dinos beat the Ryerson Rams 79-77 for CIS National Championship
The Calgary Dinos have won their first U Sports men’s basketball title.
David Kapinga had 25 points as the No. 2 Dinos held on to beat the No. 5 Ryerson Rams 79-77 on Sunday in the championship game.
Calgary was ahead 39-30 at the break and led by as much as 12 before Ryerson attempted a comeback in the second half.
Lars Schlueter added 18 points for the Dinos, scoring 10 of those in the opening quarter as Calgary led 21-18 after the first.
Ryerson’s Manny Diressa scored a game-high 28 points including 24 in the second half.
It’s the first time in eight years that a program other than Carleton won the men’s title, with the Ravens winning the W.P. McGee Trophy every season since 2011.