Brock at Western… The two hottest teams in the OUA West clash this evening with unfortunately little on the line other than Badgers wanting to maintain their grip on a potential wild-card spot – both teams are firmly in the top two spots in the standings and have a combined 20-2 record since the Holidays with Badgers undefeated since then. The teams met way back on 25 October on the opening night of the season with Badgers claiming an easy 83-58 victory as Brock shot 54% from the field, holding Mustangs to just 28%. Tonight is Senior’s Night in London and 6’5″ Cam Morris, 6’3″ Jedson Tavernier and 6’1″ Henry Tan will be honored prior to the game.
Waterloo at Guelph… U-Sports basketball guru Martin Timmerman supplied the detailed collateral on the playoff permutations and combinations earlier this week confirming that Warriors have clinched a playoff spot while Gryphons were officially eliminated with their loss Sunday at Laurier. This is the second game in less than a week between these two teams with Waterloo pulling away last Friday night at home for an 87-76 victory that for all intents and purposes sealed Gryphons playoff fate. 6’6″ Nedim Hodzic went off for 31 points and 16 rebounds in that game and in the past 13 games since the Holidays, the sophomore forward is averaging 25.0 ppg/10.4 rpg with 10 double-doubles and seven games of 30 or more points with a season-high of 37 vs. Windsor.