Carleton still the forever favourites in a tough OUA East Division

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2022 U Sports Women’s Basketball Exhibition Tournament Guide: Preseason Basketball is Back

Hamilton, ON- With fall upon us, it’s a reminder that exhibition tournaments and games are tipping off for U Sports women’s basketball teams. There are usually games between nonconference opponents, NCAA opponents (although none this year so far) and CCAA opponents.  One of the most exciting parts of the preseason are exhibition tournaments, where teams often play two or three games in a short time period … Continue reading 2022 U Sports Women’s Basketball Exhibition Tournament Guide: Preseason Basketball is Back

Brock Badgers capture Wilson Cup through hard work and culture

St. Catharines, ON – The Bob Davis Gymnasium was full and loud on Saturday Mar. 26 for the Wilson Cup finals. The Brock Badgers men’s basketball team had made their presence known on the OUA scene in recent years – most notably under former head coach Charles Kissi. The Badgers had enjoyed playoff success and reached nationals under Kissi but now Kissi was gone (he’s … Continue reading Brock Badgers capture Wilson Cup through hard work and culture

U Sports WBB Final 8 Bracketology Version 2.0: Absences and Opportunities 

Hamilton, ON- A lot has changed since my first version of bracketology. As expected, the conference playoffs have provided some clarity on the nationals picture. As of Mar. 21, half of the eight-team field is set: host Queen’s, Canada West champion Saskatchewan, runners up Winnipeg and AUS champion Acadia.  In the past month, two key absences have shifted the nationals picture. Reigning U Sports Player … Continue reading U Sports WBB Final 8 Bracketology Version 2.0: Absences and Opportunities 

U Sports MBB Final 8 Bracketology Version 2.0: Canada West Rules

Hamilton, ON- The picture has shifted since my first edition of bracketology. With the Canada West and AUS playoffs wrapped up and the OUA playoffs underway, there is notable movement in the potential seeding for nationals in Edmonton in early April.   One of the biggest storylines is the strength of the Canada West conference, which has the chance to land four teams at nationals. The … Continue reading U Sports MBB Final 8 Bracketology Version 2.0: Canada West Rules

Pace and shooting power McMaster past Lakehead and into OUA semifinal

HAMILTON, ON – It seems fitting the McMaster men’s basketball team’s opening playoff game was the Lakehead Thunderwolves.  Patrick Tatham and his squad opened the season with a pair of games at home against the Thunderwolves. They squandered a double-digit lead in their season opener, a game that offered a lot of lessons going forward. The Marauders finished with an 11-5 record, good for second … Continue reading Pace and shooting power McMaster past Lakehead and into OUA semifinal

U Sports MBB Final 8 Bracketology: A Two-Horse Race?

HAMILTON, ON – With playoff time just around the corner for most conferences (and already underway in the Canada West), the race to the U Sports men’s basketball nationals continues to heat up. Having looked at the potential women’s field previously, here’s how the men’s bracket is shaping up so far. This version of bracketology is following the great ones done by Neate Sager and … Continue reading U Sports MBB Final 8 Bracketology: A Two-Horse Race?