At the Ralph Klein Centre on Saturday, March 5th the NAIT Ooks claimed the 2016 provincial banner thanks to a 71-66 victory over the Medicine Hat College Rattlers.
First year guard Jackson Jacob scored 34 of the NAIT Ooks 71 points in the men's Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference basketball championship game.
His performance helped the Ooks erase a 37-29 halftime deficit on their way to the title.
Hear 96.5 CKFM's post-championship game audio with the tournament MVP Jackson Jacob from Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas.
The Ooks advanced to the final thanks to a 99-94 triumph over Red Deer College on Friday night. NAIT will carry a 21 and 6 record up to Fort McMurray for the CCAA MBB national championships from March 16-19th. The hosts from Keyano College won the bronze at the ACAC MBB championships in Olds by knocking off the RDC Kings 97-82.
Meantime, as for the host team of the 2016 ACAC MBB Championships, Olds College dropped its quarter-final match-up to the eventual champs from NAIT 99-81 at the RKC on Thursday. The Broncos season then ended with a 84-87 loss on Friday to the Lakeland College Rustlers. Olds College finishes the year with a 15 and 8 record.
Broncos guard Wayne Tucker from Oakland, California was named the ACAC player of the year at the awards banquet on Wednesday, March 2nd. He was also a first team all-conference player for the South Division. OC guard Anthony Heintzman from Toutle, Washington earned a spot on the South's all-conference second team.