Berhanemeskel was only 13 points shy of the record heading into the game and was quick to go to work as he finished the first half with 12 points. He made history early in the third quarter as he punched the ball into the paint and laid it in for a classic finger roll finish.
“If it was anyone else but Johnny [Berhanemeskel] I might have been worried that the whole record situation might have distracted him but not him. It’s an emotional thing and I think that pushed us a bit in this game. I knew the guys weren’t going to let us lose on the night that he broke the record and I knew that they had talked about it between them,” said head coach James Derouin.
via University of Ottawa Gee-Gees