Simon Fraser's Jordan Muir-Keung (centre) and the rest of the Clan's deep core of guards opens the 2019 portion of the GNAC schedule Thursday at home to nationally No. 21-ranked St. Martin's. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
Simon Fraser's talented incoming duo of Julian Roche (left) and Wilfried Balata share a moment Friday in the Clan's home court-opening comeback win over Humboldt State. (Photo by Paul Yates property of SFU athletics)
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Newcomers Roche, Balata signal a new era in Clan basketball as Simon Fraser erases 11-point deficit in win over Humboldt State

BURNABY — They may have scuffed and scrapped through the early going in their 2018-19 home opener Friday. Yet even before the home team put it all together down the stretch drive of 73-72 comeback win over the Humboldt State Broncos on the first day of The SFU Showdown invitational, the Simon Fraser Clan were making […]

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Clan men’s basketball 2018-19: The SFU Showdown tourney will feature debut of big-man Roche and deep guard core

BURNABY — It’s only a jigsaw puzzle when you don’t know how the pieces are supposed to fit.And last Friday, as point guard Michael Provenzano dropped a triple to knot the score early in the second half of its 2018-19 season-opener on the road against the host and nationally-ranked UC San Diego Tritons, you very […]

Julian Roche, a St. John, N.B., native, is headed to Simon Fraser via a freshman season spent at Santa Clara University. (Photo-Santa Clara University athletics)
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Julian Roche: Santa Clara’s 6-foot-11 transfer is ready to be the ‘Man in the Middle’ for Simon Fraser Clan

BURNABY — There are a lot of moving pieces these days as it pertains to evolving state of the front court with the Simon Fraser Clan men’s basketball team.

Junior college transfer Jordan Muir-Keung has the potential to give the Clan a much-needed scoring boost over the second half of a 2017-18 GNAC campaign which begins Thursday atop Burnaby Mountain against Seattle Pacific. (VarsityLetters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Clan shooters encouraged to ‘feel like they can’t miss’ as SFU looks to snap losing skid Thursday at West Gym White-Out

BURNABY MOUNTAIN — JJ Pankratz continues to battle through an ankle injury. Iziah Sherman-Newsome keeps on plugging, despite those tough defensive assignments that have matched him against much bigger opposition. And Kedar Salam has had enough big-scoring games this season, that he’s getting the best defensive game plan rival teams can throw his way.

Simon Fraser's Michael Provenzano (left) helped the Clan past Hawaii Hilo in Bellingham on Friday night. (Photo -- Radley Muller/WWU)
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Simon Fraser: On a night Clan top Hawaii-Hilo, all you need to know about SFU men’s hoops in 2017-18

BURNABY — Perception versus reality? Pose that question to Simon Fraser Clan head men’s basketball coach Steve Hanson as it pertains to where his team fits this season in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, and he acknowledges that the big picture he sees developing is not the same one on view to the loop’s 10 other […]