- National Teams
Elliot Bailey has led Carleton to the U Sports Canadian National Championship, in what is being labelled arguably the best U SPORTS championship finals game of all time.
Bailey, a former Kent Crusader, finished with a career-high 21 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a steal in the double OT thriller that saw Carleton prevail 109-104 over St. Francis Xavier X-Men, for their fourth straight title (Bailey’s third), and 17th since 2003.
🏀 @elliotjbailey Wins his THIRD 🇨🇦 National Championship with @CURavensBBall 🏆
The Canterbury Alumni started and went on to have 21, 9 & 3 in a double overtime thriller. What an amazing college career. #AlwaysACrusader @bballengland @Hoopsfix @OfficialEABL pic.twitter.com/RD90wKs4iQ
— Kent Crusaders 🏀🗡🛡 (@KentCrusadersBB) March 13, 2023
Bailey averaged 5.7 points and 5.9 rebounds on the season, with 14 starts in 22 games.
The win came in front of over 9,000 fans at the Scotiabank Centre, part of the contingent of a tournament record-breaking attendance of 40,092 over the three-day event.
MBB | That could be the best National Championship game of all time 🇨🇦🏀
THE RAVENS ARE NATIONAL CHAMPS FOR THE 17TH TIME SINCE 2003🏆#FearTheConspiracy pic.twitter.com/tsRPzR1Vr4
— Carleton Ravens (@CURavens) March 12, 2023
The women’s team also won, making the Ravens the first university to win both titles during the same season since 1985.