Thursday night U-Sports: Gaiters try to keep 3rd place hopes alive with home date vs. Laval

Coming off a solid 80-74 road victory at Laval on Sunday that officially clinched their first RSEQ playoff spot in three seasons, Bishop’s Gaiters optimistically retain a glimmer of hope of a third-place finish in the league as they host Rouge-et-Or tonight (Thursday) in Lennoxville.  ** THIS IS THE MAKE-UP GAME AFTER TUESDAY’S GAME WAS POSTPONED DUE TO A POWER ISSUE ON THE BISHOP’S CAMPUS **

We have also updated the tie-breaker scenarios for Bishop’s chances to catch Laval for third spot.  Our abacus required oiling with our prior shot at the math which was incorrect.

Bishop’s (5-8) trails their guests tonight by 1 1/2 games in what will be the fourth and final game of their season series.  Laval took the first two games by a combined +25 point spread before 6’5″ Abdul Kamane‘s 30 points on Sunday gave Gaiters their first win of the season against Laval.

To accomplish the difficult task of finishing third, the now-healthy Bishop’s squad will, in all practicality need to win out including tonight and then home against McGill and at Concordia to get to 8-8 and hope that Laval will lose at least two more games over and above tonight – unless Bishop’s can capture tonight’s game by more than 19 points.

In other regular season games tonight, two of the top teams in the AUS tangle in Wolfville with Dalhousie Tigers visiting Acadia.  A Tigers victory would strengthen their hold on a first-round bye at the AUS tournament.

Concordia tries to move closer to clinching second place and a semi-final home game in the “Q” with a road match at last-place UQAM.  Citadins have already been eliminated from the RSEQ post-season.


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