REGINA — A last-gasp shot in regulation didn't drop and the Winnipeg Wesmen men's basketball team went on to lose its conference-opener Friday night.
Brayden Kuski had 18 points to lead six Regina Cougars in double figures and the hosts hung on to beat the Wesmen 90-82 in a Canada West conference opener.
The Wesmen had a chance to win it in regulation, but a turnover with under a minute to go led Regina to the game-tying layup and, 40 seconds later, an Eric Racine desperation shot on the fastbreak as time expired rimmed out to force overtime.
The Wesmen went 31-for-84 from the field and shot 26 per cent from three. Regina was 30-for-83 and 9-for-36 from three.
Ben Hillis and Carter Millar had 15 points apiece for Regina, while Nick Barnard, Majok Madol and Matt Barnard each had 12 points. Millar had a game-high 17 rebounds and Madol added 10.