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McGill men’s basketball rattled by Stingers

On Nov. 22, the McGill basketball teams hosted their annual Pots and Pans Night. Unfortunately, the raucous crowd went home disappointed, as the McGill men’s basketball team (2-2) could not complete its comeback against the crosstown-rival Concordia Stingers (2-1) and fell by a score of 87-81. McGill started the first quarter powerfully, and fifth-year point-guard… Keep Reading

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McGill Martlet basketball stifles Gaiters

On Nov. 15, the McGill Martlets (2-1) made an early-season statement in Love Competition Hall against Bishop’s University (1-1). Their aggressive performance on both ends of the court enabled them to dismantle the Gaiters by a score of 67-44. In a game during which McGill never trailed, the Martlets smothered Bishop’s on the defensive end:… Keep Reading

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McGill men’s basketball holds off UQAM in thrilling victory

On Nov. 8, the McGill men’s basketball team (2-0) opened their season at Love Competition Hall against the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Citadins (0-2). In a hard-fought game, McGill won in the final seconds by a score of 62-60. McGill started quickly, taking a 15-5 lead out of the gate. Fifth-year point guard… Keep Reading

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Know Your Athlete: Alex Paquin

Alex Paquin, the McGill men’s team’s fifth-year starting point guard from Candiac, Quebec, began his athletic career in a different sport: Baseball. At age seven, Paquin’s brother—who went on to play baseball in university—introduced him to basketball. “I was playing [basketball] everywhere [after that], in the park, at home,” Paquin said. “I was just this… Keep Reading

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McGill Martlet basketball falls to Ryerson 80-79

From Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, the Martlets hosted the 24th annual Redbird Classic, featuring McGill, University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBC Okanagan), Ryerson University, and Bishop’s University. The Martlets beat UBC Okanagan 96-51 on Oct. 12 but fell 80-79 to the Ryerson Rams on Oct. 13.   The Martlets started out strong against Ryerson,… Keep Reading

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NBA season preview

The past few NBA offseasons have been full of surprises and excitement, and the 2018 offseason provided much of the same. Now, it’s time to focus on the regular season. Here are The McGill Tribune’s predictions for the season ahead. Most Improved Team: Los Angeles Lakers When LeBron James makes a free-agency decision, the basketball… Keep Reading

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NBA offseason recap

LBJ in LA Historically, kings sought to expand their empires. With the Eastern Conference conquered, LeBron James now has his sights set on the bright lights of Los Angeles. His decision did not catch the NBA world by total surprise. Reports of his media company, Uninterrupted, forming partnerships in Hollywood and his sons’ enrollment in… Keep Reading

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Duke basketball visits Montreal

Pregame When asked what he was anticipating in Montreal, Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski didn’t mince words. “I’m looking forward to beating McGill,” Krzyzewski said. “That’s first. Do you want a list?” The Duke Canada tour—the Blue Devils’ three-game pre-season trip to two iconic Canadian cities in August—was off to a wonderful start for Krzyzewski’s… Keep Reading

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The LeBron James narrative

“The human mind is addicted to stories,” author Jonathan Gottschall said. It is for this reason, he claims in his book, The Storytelling Animal, that our minds wander and turn information into stories. Sports are one of the best examples of this tendency. A fan’s addiction to narrativization creates incredible tales of heroes and villains,… Keep Reading

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2018 NBA Finals preview

The saga continues: Starting tonight, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will face off in the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive season. While this matchup seemed inevitable to some, neither team had an easy path to the Finals. Both failed to secure first place in their respective conferences, and, as a result,… Keep Reading

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