Basketball

Carleton claims 15th U Sports men's basketball title with victory over Dalhousie

The Carleton Ravens are once again the Canadian university men's basketball champions.

Biniam Grebrekidan led Carleton to gold with 19 points

Carleton Ravens players raise the trophy as they celebrate their win over the Dalhousie Tigers in men's championship final basketball game of the U Sports Final 8 Championships, in Ottawa, on Sunday, March 8, 2020. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

The Carleton Ravens are once again the Canadian university men's basketball champions.

The No. 1 Ravens defeated the No. 2 Dalhousie Tigers 74-65 in Ottawa on Sunday night to win their second straight U Sports men's national title.

Carleton has won nine of the last 10 championships and 15 overall, the most in Canadian university history.

Biniam Grebrekidan led Carleton to gold with 19 points.

WATCH | Ravens rally to 15th national title:

Game Wrap: Ravens ride 4th quarter rally to men's national basketball title

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Biniam Grebrekidan posted a team-high 19 points as the Carleton Ravens beat the Dalhousie Tigers 74-65 to capture the U Sports men's national basketball title. 2:09

The Ravens were down 12 points at halftime but staged a furious comeback. They outscored Dalhousie 26-18 in the third quarter and the pro-Carleton crowd was on its feet heading into the final frame.

It was back-and-forth through the fourth, but the Ravens pulled away after a three-pointer from fourth-year guard Munis Tutu put Carleton ahead for good.

WATCH | The gold medal game between Carleton and Dalhousie:

U Sports Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Game: Carleton vs. Dalhousie

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U Sports Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Game between Carleton Ravens and Dalhousie Tigers in Ottawa. 2:02:18

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