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Photo Credit: Josh Schaefer Photography
Photo Credit: Josh Schaefer Photography

REGINA, Sask. – The University of Regina's men's basketball team suffered a 73-66 home loss to the Saskatchewan Huskies on Friday night at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport.

Shane Osayande led the Huskies with 17 points and added 11 rebounds for the game's only double-double, while Chan De Ciman added 13 points, Evan Ostertag scored 12, and both Shawn Lathan and Alex Unruh finished with 11 to help the Huskies improve to 8-11 on the season.

The Cougars were led by Jonathan Tull's 24-point performance.

Saskatchewan led for almost the entire game, as the Cougars only held brief leads early in the first quarter and midway through the second. The Huskies led 21-18 after one quarter and 37-35 at halftime, but a quick run in the second half put some distance between the two sides. Saskatchewan replied to a Tull triple late in the third quarter with seven consecutive points capped by an Osayande three-point play, turning a five-point Huskies lead into a 58-46 advantage.

The Cougars were able to get to within seven on numerous occasions in the fourth quarter, but weren't able to draw any closer as Saskatchewan held them off to secure the win.

Besides Jonathan Tull's 24 points, the Cougars also got 13 points from Brandon Tull.

The loss drops the Cougars (10-9) into a tie for fifth place in the Canada West standings, as Lethbridge defeated Trinity Western on Friday night to improve to 11-8 on the season.

Regina and Saskatchewan will finish off the Canada West schedule on Saturday night (8:00) at the CKHS. It will be the last game of the 2015-16 season for the Huskies, while the Cougars have a postseason berth clinched but continue to jockey for position in the tight Pioneer Division standings.