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April 15, 2004
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Talent
John Riad was the Dinos' brightest star, summoning all the experience and talent
his five years with the team provided. He led the team in points, placing fifth
in the league and was named a second team All Canadian.

Whit Hornsberger and Chris Wright also racked up their fair share of points, providing consistent production. Hornsberger was named CIS Athlete of the Week midseason and Wright was named to the tournament all-star team at nationals.

Coaching

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March 25, 2004
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The Dinos men's basketball team played their first game of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Men's Basketball Championship, or the Final 10, in Halifax, Nova Scotia against the McMaster University Marauders Fri., Mar. 19. Winning 74-66 was a great start, leaving the team optimistic about their semi-final matchup against the tournament favourite, the top-ranked Carleton University Ravens.

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March 18, 2004
  Heading to Halifax with high hopesPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos men's basketball team has never won a national title, but this year they will get a chance to change that.

Sat., Mar. 6 saw the Dinos win the Canada West crown, earning them not only a trip to the Canadian Interuniversty Sport Men's Basketball Championship in Halifax from Mar. 18-21, but a number four seed as well. As a result, the team earned a first round bye and will play the fifth-seeded McMaster University Marauders in their first game, on Fri., Mar. 19.

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March 11, 2004
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How sweet it is.

After years of rebuilding and assembling just the right pieces, Dinos men's basketball Head Coach Dan Vanhooren and his team hoisted a Canada West Championship banner overhead for the first time since 1993.

"Obviously, this feels fantastic," smiled Vanhooren as the Dinos cut down the net in the Brandon University gymnasium. "I'm happy for our kids. They came together, they believed in themselves, they played so hard. I'm excited they have the opportunity to experience this."

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March 04, 2004
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The Dinos men's basketball team is going to the Canada West Final Four after winning their weekend series with the University of Alberta Golden Bears two games to one Feb. 26-28.

"Our defence was phenomenal," said Head Coach Dan Vanhooren. "That's what won the games."

Friday's game was the team's only loss, ending in a 74-64 defeat. Poor shooting was the main factor, as the Dinos made only 35 per cent of their field goals and were 15 per cent from the three-point line.

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February 26, 2004
  Male ballers have high hopes heading to playoffsPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos men's basketball team haven't hosted a divisional playoff final in 11 years, but thanks to two victories against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Feb. 13-14, they will this year.

Consistent team defence and Whit Hornsberger's skilful scoring toppled the Huskies Friday, but Saskatchewan battled much harder Saturday, bouncing back from a 87-65 loss the first night to lose by only a point in a 99-98 nail-biter in the second tilt.

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February 12, 2004
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For the first time since 1976, the Dinos Men's Basketball team will occupy first place in Canada West if they manage to win their final two games of the season against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies at home Feb. 13-14.

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January 29, 2004
  Slaking bloodlust in EdmontonPDF files may take a moment to load

Like a classic Disney ending, the Dinos men's basketball team won the two most important games of the season Jan. 23-24, against a team they had failed to sweep for 15 years: the University of Alberta Golden Bears. All this despite the last minute absence of Head Coach Dan Vanhooren.

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