U-Sport Men’s Saturday

2 PM ET / 3 PM AT

Memorial at Dalhousie (AUS)… second of two four-point games; Tigers won big last night.

Cape Breton at Acadia (AUS)… second of two two-point games in Wolfville.  Axemen won last night and with a win today move to within 6 points of clinching final AUS tournament spot.

3  PM ET

Laurier at Brock (OUA)… Badgers have a strong hold on 4th in OUA RPI which they hope to maintain.  Golden Hawks sit 9th in that ranking, currently in the playoffs but would play a road quarter-final at present rankings.

Waterloo at McMaster (OUA)… Marauder alumnus Justin Gunter coaches his first game as Warrior head coach in Burridge Gym with Warriors trying to maintain hope of qualifying for the playoffs. Mac has lost 3 of their last 4 and have fallen to just 7-8 in league play, hoping to get 6’4″ Rohan Boney back in the lineup.

7 PM ET / 8 PM AT

UNB at UPEI (AUS)… Varsity Reds remain in the battle for first place but are hoping to overcome injuries to their two leading scorers 6’0″ Javon Masters (ankle) and 6’5″ Jamaal Potopsingh (groin), neither of which are expected to play this evening.  Panthers remain 8 points out of a playoff spot and probably need to win out to qualify.


Concordia at Laval (RSEQ)… Rouge et Or are reeling, losers of 6 in a row and injury-plagued 6’5″ Alexandre Leclerc comes off one of the least productive games of his career at Concordia on Thursday.  Rouge et Or are two games ahead of Bishop’s for fourth place.

McGill at Bishop’s (RSEQ)… Gaiters are in a must-win and go to battle without 6’6″ sophomore Nick Harvey who left the team earlier this week, adding to Bishop’s woes up front as 6’5″ David Belanger is already out with concussion-like symptoms.  6’10” Josh Daoust should get more time for Bishop’s going head-to-head at both ends against older brother 6’8″ Noah, a starter for McGill.

Queen’s at Toronto (OUA)… Blues are solidly in playoff position after their decisive win over York yesterday afternoon however Gaels have now lost 7 in a row and are in desperate need of a win, still holding down #12 seed in the OUA RPI at present.

Guelph at Laurentian (OUA)… Gryphons need a big start on the road in Sudbury, something they didn’t get last night at Nipissing falling behind 18-0.  Voyageurs, seeded 6th in OUA RPI are looking to host a playoff game while Gryphs are #11 in the ranking, needing a win to remain in the race.

Lakehead at Nipissing (OUA)… Lakers are peaking, having won 4 in a row and are #5 seed in OUA RPI.  Thunderwolves lost another tight one last night at Laurentian, almost coming all the way back from a large, double digit deficit before faltering in the final minutes.

Western at Algoma (OUA)... Both teams are unlikely to make the playoffs this season and Mustangs look for the sweep in the Soo.

Manitoba at Brandon (CW)… Bisons had a long win streak snapped last night by the ‘Cats who look to return to the playoffs after a long absence.

Regina at Winnipeg (CW)… Cougars try to pull off the road upset after Wesmen dominated last night.

Trinity Western at Mount Royal (CW)… Cougars won convincingly last night.

9 PM ET 

Alberta at Saskatchewan (CW)… The return from injury of 6’2″ freshman Andre Kelly was clearly beneficial to Golden Bears rotation as the Burlington native knocked down a three as part of a 12-28 effort by Alberta from downtown in last night’s solid victory in Saskatoon.  Bears look to sweep and get themselves in position to host CW Final 4 although there are many permutations and combination remaining.

UBC-O at MacEwan (CW)… Two teams unlikely to make the CW playoffs.

10 PM ET

UVic at Fraser Valley (CW)… 6’1″ Manny Dulay was incredible last night, making his first 8 threes and first 10 shots overall en route to a 36 point effort.  The teams meet again with Cascades #11 and Vikes #12 in the latest Canada West RPI.

UNBC at UBC (CW)… Seniors night tonight in Vancouver with T-Birds winning big last night as 6’9″ Conor Morgan continues to build his case for the Moser Award with 36 points and 13 rebounds in the 46 point win.

Calgary at Thompson Rivers (CW)… Dinos got a strong second-half offensive performance from 6’5″ Thomas Cooper, pulling away from the WolfPack.  Both teams are comfortably in the playoffs with Dinos still with an opportunity to finish first in the RPI.

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