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BY THE NUMBERS: #5 set for key visit to Toronto for matchups with the Rams, Varsity Blues

Photo: Greg Mason.
Photo: Greg Mason.

January 24 and 25, 2020

  • The Matchups: #5 Ottawa Gee-Gees (12-3, 2nd in the OUA East) vs. Ryerson Rams (9-5, T-2nd in the OUA Central) and Toronto Varsity Blues (4-10, 5th in the OUA Central)
  • Location: Toronto, Ont.
  • Tip-off: 8:00 p.m. EST
  • Watch Live: OUA.tv
  • Season Series – Ryerson (2018-19): Ryerson won 3-0
  • Season Series – Toronto (2018-19): Ottawa won 2-0
  • Last Meeting: Ryerson def. Ottawa 84-61 – Feb. 23, 2019 (OUA quarterfinals) / Ottawa def. Toronto 94-69 – Jan. 26, 2019

OTTAWA GAME NOTES

RYERSON GAME NOTES 

  • Major Stat Leaders
    • Points (per game): Tevaun Kokko – 23.1 pts.
    • Assists (per game): Tevaun Kokko – 4.1 ast.
    • Rebounds (per game): Tanor Ngom – 10.9 reb.
    • Field-goal percentage: Tevaun Kokko – 48.0 per cent
    • Three-point percentage: Tevaun Kokko – 43.0 per cent 

TORONTO GAME NOTES 

  • Major Stat Leaders
    • Points (per game): Evan Shadkami – 20.0 pts.
    • Assists (per game): Chris Barrett – 3.1 ast.
    • Rebounds (per game): Anthony Daudu – 6.5 reb.
    • Field-goal percentage: Evan Shadkami – 40.3 per cent
    • Three-point percentage: Eric Rwahwire – 34.6 per cent

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

  • The Gee-Gees can prove a lot on their trip to Toronto, particularly in Friday's game against Ryerson. Over the last decade, a strong rivalry has built between the Rams and Gee-Gees, but this time, things are a little different. With a new head coach and a 5-5 record at the holiday break, things looked unusual for the Rams, however, once the calendar flipped to 2020 things got back on track for the surging squad. The Gee-Gees will enter the matchup at Coca Cola Court aware of the recent history with the Rams and looking to write a new chapter with a win.
  • What has been so key for the Gee-Gees this season has been their balance on both ends of the floor. Offensively, this Ottawa team can test any opponent, scoring an OUA third-best 85.9 points per game, the Gee-Gees take and make the most three pointers of any team in the conference (10.7/32.3 per game). On the defensive end, the Gee-Gees lead the conference in steals per game (11.2) and sit second in points per game allowed (68.9). Ottawa also does a significant job at keeping teams at bay from three as they sit third in opponent three-point percentage (29.7). 
  • Behind the performance of fourth-year centre Marlon Kordrostami, the Gee-Gees have vaulted themselves to the top of the conference in the ever-important offensive rebounds per game. The Gee-Gees currently average 15.5 offensive boards per game, of which Kordrostami is responsible for 3.8 per game.
  • Against the Varsity Blues, the Gee-Gees will have to be careful not to let them get to the free throw line. The Blues currently top the OUA in free throws made per game with 17.8 as they average 11.7 trips to the line per game.
  • A key matchup to watch will be between Tevaun Kokko and Borys Minger. As Ryerson's top scorer and a volume shooter, Kokko will likely be guarded by Minger. Fresh from holding Queen's Quinton Gray without a field goal last weekend, Minger will look to make his mark on the game by limiting Kokko, a player the Gee-Gees have not played since the 2017-18 season when he was a member of Laurier.