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Rams back in action after successful home opener

By Luke Bellus

TORONTO - The Ryerson Rams men’s basketball season tipped last week with a big win over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.

The No. 2 nationally ranked Rams will be back in action on Wednesday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 3 facing the Guelph Gryphons and the Algoma Thunderbirds on the respective days.

Guelph comes into the midweek tilt 0-2, having lost their season opener by 10 points to the Western Mustangs, and followed that by losing 102-85 to the Brock Badgers. Starting a season 0-2 is never ideal but the Gryphons can build off their solid offensive performances to start the season as they come into the game averaging just over 81 points per game. Ryerson won the only matchup between the two teams last season.

Algoma started their season winning a tight two-point game over the Lakehead Thunderwolves 71-69. However, they were unable to build off of that win and the next night played Lakehead again and lost 90-76.  Algoma comes into the game averaging 73.5 points per game, something they will need to improve on if they wish to keep up with the high powered Rams offence.

As for Ryerson, they couldn’t have asked for a much better start to the season. In front of a packed Coca-Cola Court the Rams took care of business with contributions from all over the lineup.

The Rams were led by the 25 points of Filip Vujadinovic powered mostly by the five three pointers he made. Vujadinovic said, “I’m always confident in my three-point shooting, it never falters.” When asked about his expectations for the season after the Varsity Blues game Vujadinovic said, “We want to be the best in the country.”

There is still a very long road ahead for the Rams, but their next step comes Wednesday when they face off against the Gryphons at 8 p.m. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for all of the live updates.

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