2007–08 Carleton Ravens men's basketball season

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The 2007-08 Carleton University Ravens men's basketball season began on August 31, 2007 with exhibition games against NCAA Division I teams, and with regular season games beginning on November 9. The season ended when the Ravens hosted the national championships at Scotiabank Place for the first time. Despite a stellar 22-0 regular season and 31-0 record against Canadian competition, the Ravens lost in the CIS semi-final to the Acadia Axemen, ending their 5 straight championships.

Roster[edit]

# Name Pos.
3 Mike Kenny Guard
10 Elliot Thompson Guard
11 Ryan Bell Guard
13 Stuart Turnbull Guard
15 Jean-Émmanuel Jean-Marie Forward
21 Derek McConnery Forward
22 Cole Hobin Guard
23 Daron Leonard Forward
31 Luke Chapman Guard
33 Rob Saunders Guard
41 Neal Dawson Forward
42 Aaron Doornekamp Forward
43 Aaron Chapman Forward
45 Kevin McCleery Forward

Coach: Dave Smart

Pre-season[edit]

Exhibition games against NCAA Division I Teams

Carleton performed well against some top teams from the NCAA at home in late August and early September. They lost to an Illinois team featuring Michael Jordan's son, Jeffrey Jordan in overtime. After going down to defeat against Villanova, the Ravens rebounded with a victory over the University of Alabama. They went to 3 U.S. Universities in late October and early November and were soundly defeated in all three.

Date Opponent Score
August 31 Illinois Fighting Illini 72-74 (OT)
September 1 Villanova Wildcats 46-61
September 2 Alabama Crimson Tide 83-72

House-Laughton Tournament

Date Opponent Score
October 12 UQAM Citadins 98-71
October 13 Guelph Gryphons 72-69
October 14 Dalhousie Tigers 96-69

Exhibition games on the road

Date Opponent Score Location
October 19 Brandon Bobcats 64-63 University of Victoria
October 20 Alberta Golden Bears 61-56 University of Victoria
October 21 Victoria Vikes 72-55 University of Victoria
October 29 Louisville Cardinals 49-82 University of Louisville
November 2 Providence Friars 72-86 Rhode Island University
November 4 Boston College Eagles 47-72 Boston College

Regular season[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 November 9 Carleton Ravens 76-51 McMaster Marauders 1-0
2 November 10 Carleton Ravens 85-52 Lakehead Thunderwolves 2-0
3 November 16 Waterloo Warriors 53-77 Carleton Ravens 3-0
4 November 17 Laurier Golden Hawks 66-90 Carleton Ravens 4-0
5 November 23 Western Mustangs 50-78 Carleton Ravens 5-0
6 November 24 Windsor Lancers 73-81 Carleton Ravens 6-0
7 November 30 Carleton Ravens 71-68 Brock Badgers 7-0
8 December 1 Carleton Ravens 72-64 Guelph Gryphons 8-0
9 January 4 Laurentian Voyageurs 46-114 Carleton Ravens 9-0
10 January 5 York Lions 61-80 Carleton Ravens 10-0
11 January 11 Carleton Ravens 86-70 Toronto Varsity Blues 11-0
12 January 12 Carleton Ravens 101-60 Ryerson Rams 12-0
13 January 18 Carleton Ravens 73-54 York Lions 13-0
14 January 19 Carleton Ravens 101-76 Laurentian Voyageurs 14-0
15 January 25 Carleton Ravens 71-58 Queen's Golden Gaels 15-0
16 January 26 Carleton Ravens 70-66 Ottawa Gee-Gees* 16-0
17 January 29 Carleton Ravens 88-37 RMC Paladins 17-0
18 February 1 Toronto Varsity Blues 73-94 Carleton Ravens 18-0
19 February 2 Ryerson Rams 77-100 Carleton Ravens 19-0
20 February 8 RMC Paladins 27-113 Carleton Ravens 20-0
21 February 9 Queen's Golden Gaels 63-76 Carleton Ravens 21-0
22 February 13 Ottawa Gee-Gees 73-75 Carleton Ravens 22-0

* Game was played at Scotiabank Place and not at the University of Ottawa. (Capital Hoops Classic)

OUA Playoffs[edit]

Date Visitor Score Home Event
February 23 Queen's Golden Gaels 44-96 Carleton Ravens OUA East Semi-final
March 1 Ottawa Gee-Gees 56-75 Carleton Ravens OUA East Final
March 8 Western Mustangs 65-81 Carleton Ravens Wilson Cup Final

CIS Final 8[edit]

Date Opponent Score Event
March 14 Alberta Golden Bears 66-57 Quarter-final
March 15 Acadia Axemen 80-82 (2OT) Semi-final