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Manitoba Bisons - 1978-79 Season    <<Previous season    Next season>>

Head Coach:Dave Guss (First season)
Other staff: Rick Watts (Assistant Coach), Martin Riley (Assistant Coach)
League:Great Plains

Summary of team record for the season

Conference RecordCIAU RecordOverall Record
6-100.3751235-128777.2 - 80.410-170.3702022-212074.9 - 78.511-170.3932024-212072.3 - 75.7

Player roster

NoPlayerPosHtWtEligHometownHigh School (Prior Team)
12Garry Bulloch Guard5-10 Winnipeg, MB 
14Scott Craig Guard6-0 Winnipeg, MB 
20John Taylor Centre6-93Winnipeg, MBDakota Collegiate
21Ted Fardoe Forward6-4 Winnipeg, MB 
22Dan Snidal Forward6-83Winnipeg, MB 
23Bruce Meyers Forward6-4 Brandon, MB 
24Jim Kentel Guard6-2 Winnipeg, MB 
30Kevin Kelleher Guard6-0 Brandon, MBVincent Massey High
31Brian Ottenbreit Guard6-0 Winnipeg, MBDakota Collegiate
33Gregg Doull Centre6-6 Winnipeg, MB 
 Randy Carr   
 Howie May   
 Ed Tawkin  Winnipeg, MBSt. John's

Awards presented

Dan Snidal Great Plains Second Team All-Star
John Taylor Great Plains First Team All-Star

Game results for the season

--- Non-Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Date unknownUnknownYorkLoss0-2 York win by 35
Thu Nov 2, 1978Winnipeg, MBVictoriaLoss82-88Stats 
Fri Nov 3, 1978Winnipeg, MBSaskatchewanWin92-85  
Fri Nov 24, 1978Waterloo, ONGuelphLoss78-93StatsNaismith Classic First Round
Sat Nov 25, 1978Waterloo, ONLaurentianWin70-68 Naismith Classic Cons Semifinal
Sat Nov 25, 1978Waterloo, ONWesternLoss69-95 Naismith Classic Consolation
Thu Dec 28, 1978Winnipeg, MBVictoriaLoss80-90StatsWesmen Classic
Fri Dec 29, 1978Winnipeg, MBSaint Mary'sLoss71-90 Wesmen Classic
Sat Dec 30, 1978Winnipeg, MBMcMasterWin83-59 Wesmen Classic
Thu Jan 4, 1979Calgary, ABAlbertaLoss82-85 Dinosaur Basketball Classic
Fri Jan 5, 1979Calgary, ABUBCWin80-78 Dinosaur Basketball Classic
Sat Jan 6, 1979Calgary, ABWhitworth CollegeWin2-0 Dinosaur Basketball Classic
--- Regular Season Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Nov 17, 1978UnknownLakeheadWin77-64  
Sat Nov 18, 1978UnknownLakeheadWin88-70  
Fri Dec 1, 1978Brandon, MBBrandonLoss69-94  
Sat Dec 2, 1978Brandon, MBBrandonLoss60-86  
Fri Jan 12, 1979Regina, SKReginaWin88-68  
Sat Jan 13, 1979Regina, SKReginaWin77-64  
Fri Jan 19, 1979Winnipeg, MBBrandonLoss63-80  
Sat Jan 20, 1979Winnipeg, MBBrandonLoss63-85  
Fri Jan 26, 1979UnknownLakeheadLoss72-96  
Sat Jan 27, 1979UnknownLakeheadLoss63-93  
Fri Feb 2, 1979Winnipeg, MBWinnipegLoss91-96  
Sat Feb 3, 1979Winnipeg, MBWinnipegLoss75-78  
Fri Feb 16, 1979Winnipeg, MBReginaWin103-75  
Sat Feb 17, 1979Winnipeg, MBReginaWin113-56  
Fri Feb 23, 1979Winnipeg, MBWinnipegLoss63-83  
Sat Feb 24, 1979Winnipeg, MBWinnipegLoss70-99  

Season individual bests vs U SPORTS teams for all players

PlayerMost pointsMost reboundsMost assists
John Taylor31 on Nov 2, 1978 vs Victoria  
Dan Snidal28 on Dec 28, 1978 vs Victoria  
Kevin Kelleher12 on Nov 2, 1978 vs Victoria  
Jim Kentel12 on Dec 28, 1978 vs Victoria  
Garry Bulloch9 on Dec 28, 1978 vs Victoria  
Brian Ottenbreit8 on Nov 2, 1978 vs Victoria  
Ted Fardoe6 on Nov 2, 1978 vs Victoria  
Scott Craig2 on Nov 2, 1978 vs Victoria  

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