FIRST STAR, Conor Morgan, Basketball

FIRST STAR, Conor Morgan, Basketball

December 5, 2017

Men’s first star – Conor Morgan

UBC Thunderbirds basketball

Guard/Forward

5th-year

Victoria, BC

Kinesiology

Game log: Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 – 36 points, 10 rebounds in a 96-73 UBC W vs Regina / Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 – 29 points, 20 rebounds in a 98-92 UBC W vs Regina

The 10-2 UBC Thunderbirds enter the holiday break tied for the top record in the Canada West thanks in large part to Conor Morgan’s outstanding weekend against Regina. The fifth-year put up a season-high 36 points along with 10 rebounds Friday night to lead all players on both sides of the court in a 96-72 win over the Cougars.

The Victoria native followed up with a 29-point effort Saturday in a 98-92 overtime win. Morgan’s 20 total rebounds Saturday tied a career-high as he completed his fifth double-double of the season.

Morgan is off to a red-hot start to his final U SPORTS season tied for the conference lead with 25 points per game. He also leads the entire Canada West in defensive rebounds per game with eight and total rebounds per game with 10.3.

With his weekend performance, Morgan moved into the top 45 in Canada West career conference scoring with 1,346 points.

The Thunderbirds have won eight straight heading into 2018 and return to Canada West action January 12 and 13 in Lethbridge.

 

November 21, 2017

Men’s second star – Conor Morgan

UBC Thunderbirds basketball

Guard/forward

5th-year

Victoria, B.C.

Kinesiology

Game log: Friday, Nov. 17 – 25 points, eight rebounds, and five assists in 118-65 vs. Trinity Western / Saturday, Nov. 18 – 22 points and 13 rebounds in 84-76 W vs. Trinity Western. 

Fifth-year veteran Conor Morgan had his most prolific weekend of the season so far with a combined 47 points and 21 rebounds helping power UBC to a pair of wins over the visiting Trinity Western Spartans.

Friday night, Morgan led all players in both points with 25 and rebounds with eight. All this in just 21 minutes on the court. 

Morgan followed up with his second double-double of the season Saturday with 22 points and a season-high 13 rebounds as the Thunderbirds won their fourth straight to improve to 6-2 on the season.

Morgan’s 22.7 points per game is fourth highest in the Canada West and his 8.7 rebounds per game leads the ‘Birds and is good for sixth best in the conference. 

UBC (6-2) is back on the road this weekend visiting the Winnipeg Wesmen (2-6) Friday and Saturday before closing out the pre-Christmas schedule with a pair of home dates with the Regina Cougars.