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Alberta Golden Bears - 1978-79 Season

Head Coach:Garry Smith (3rd season)
Other staff: Don Horwood (Assistant Coach)
League:Canada West

Summary of team record for the season

Conference RecordCIAU RecordOverall Record
W-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPG
12-80.6001560-145778.0 - 72.820-120.6252512-234478.5 - 73.220-140.5882676-254378.7 - 74.8

Player roster

NoPlayerPosHtWtEligHometownHigh School (Prior Team)
 Grant Ashlee Forward6-4 Pouce Coupe, BC 
 Jim Bonin Forward6-3 Beaverlodge, AB 
 Colin Fennell Forward6-5  
 Tom Groat Centre  
 Ken Haak   
 Blaine Haines Forward  
 Larry Jacobs   
 Brent Patterson Guard4Calgary, ABViscount Bennett High
 David Reich Guard (Simon Fraser)
 Pat Rooney Forward  
 Tim Ryan 6-5  
 Jamie Thomas Guard6-3 Calgary, AB 

Awards presented

Brent Patterson Canada West First Team All-Star
Pat Rooney Canada West First Team All-Star

Game results for the season

--- Non-Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Oct 27, 1978Lethbridge, ABLethbridgeWin85-69 Tri-University Classic
Sat Oct 28, 1978Lethbridge, ABCalgaryWin78-73 Tri-University Classic
Sat Oct 28, 1978Lethbridge, ABSaskatchewanWin89-86 Tri-University Classic
Fri Nov 3, 1978Edmonton, ABReginaWin104-32 Bear-Dino Classic
Sat Nov 4, 1978Edmonton, ABSimon FraserLoss91-104 Bear-Dino Classic
Fri Dec 1, 1978Saskatoon, SKOttawaWin79-73 Iron Man Classic
Sat Dec 2, 1978Saskatoon, SKSaskatchewanWin74-71 Iron Man Classic
Sun Dec 3, 1978Saskatoon, SKNicolett InnLoss73-95 Iron Man Classic
Thu Dec 28, 1978Toronto, ONYorkLoss56-86 Excalibur Tournament
Fri Dec 29, 1978Toronto, ONWilfrid LaurierWin85-57 Excalibur Tournament
Sat Dec 30, 1978Toronto, ONCarletonLoss61-85 Excalibur Tournament
Thu Jan 4, 1979Calgary, ABManitobaWin85-82 Dinosaur Basketball Classic
Fri Jan 5, 1979Calgary, ABCalgaryLoss76-87 Dinosaur Basketball Classic
Sat Jan 6, 1979Calgary, ABVictoriaLoss80-86 Dinosaur Basketball Classic
--- Regular Season Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Nov 10, 1978Edmonton, ABCalgaryWin81-54  
Sat Nov 11, 1978Edmonton, ABCalgaryWin68-65  
Fri Nov 17, 1978Lethbridge, ABLethbridgeLoss79-83  
Sat Nov 18, 1978Lethbridge, ABLethbridgeWin96-91  
Fri Nov 24, 1978Vancouver, BCUBCWin70-68  
Sat Nov 25, 1978Vancouver, BCUBCLoss63-70  
Fri Jan 12, 1979Saskatoon, SKSaskatchewanLoss66-72  
Sat Jan 13, 1979Saskatoon, SKSaskatchewanWin68-60  
Fri Jan 19, 1979Calgary, ABCalgaryWin84-62  
Sat Jan 20, 1979Calgary, ABCalgaryWin77-62  
Fri Jan 26, 1979Edmonton, ABLethbridgeWin79-69  
Sat Jan 27, 1979Edmonton, ABLethbridgeWin76-67  
Fri Feb 2, 1979Edmonton, ABUBCWin88-67  
Sat Feb 3, 1979Edmonton, ABUBCLoss75-79  
Fri Feb 9, 1979Victoria, BCVictoriaLoss80-108  
Sat Feb 10, 1979Victoria, BCVictoriaLoss82-89OT 
Fri Feb 16, 1979Edmonton, ABSaskatchewanWin104-77  
Sat Feb 17, 1979Edmonton, ABSaskatchewanWin83-67  
Fri Feb 23, 1979Edmonton, ABVictoriaLoss73-74  
Sat Feb 24, 1979Edmonton, ABVictoriaLoss68-73  

Season scoring summary for league games only

PlayerGPMinsMpg3 PtField GoalsFree ThrowsReboundsRPGPFAToBlStPtsPPG
Pat Rooney2000.00-00.0144-31346.075-10670.848-831316.575000036318.1
Jim Bonin2000.00-00.0114-23448.733-4573.334-46804.051000026113.1
Grant Ashlee2000.00-00.062-12350.445-6767.239-851246.26000001698.4
Jamie Thomas2000.00-00.071-15246.722-3268.814-36502.53000001648.2
Brent Patterson1900.00-00.057-15536.840-5276.99-35442.33600001548.1
Tom Groat2000.00-00.055-11050.028-4266.735-38733.63600001386.9
David Reich1600.00-00.042-9245.715-1883.37-13201.2310000996.2
Colin Fennell2000.00-00.033-10730.814-2458.323-62854.2310000804.0
Ken Haak2000.00-00.027-6342.910-1566.711-10211.1130000643.2
Tim Ryan1600.00-00.013-3141.96-1154.58-19271.7210000322.0
Larry Jacobs1300.00-00.011-1957.90-00.02-350.470000221.7
Blaine Haines1400.00-00.04-1330.86-1154.50-220.170000141.0
* Team Totals2000.00-00.0633-141244.8294-42369.5230-43266233.13980000156078.0