Standout Rookies and Teams: Five Takeaways from the OUA Women’s Basketball Mid-Season Point

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Crowded at the Top: OUA Men’s Basketball Mid-Season Takeaways ahead of second half

Hamilton, ON- The U SPORTS rankings can provide interest and intrigue. This year’s rankings for teams from the OUA men’s basketball conference certainly has. The latest one before the holiday break saw the defending national champion Carleton Ravens remain number one while their cross-town rivals Ottawa Gee-Gees sit second.  Brock (fourth), Queen’s (fifth) and Lakehead (ninth) make it five OUA teams in the U SPORTS … Continue reading Crowded at the Top: OUA Men’s Basketball Mid-Season Takeaways ahead of second half

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

Gee-Gees execute with smart football to sink winless Marauders

Hamilton, ON- Entering their game against the Ottawa Gee-Gees this Saturday, the McMaster Marauders received some news that would make winning the game even more important. It stemmed from a player who was deemed not eligible to play. “The ineligibility is due to an administrative oversight in the paperwork involved in a student transfer between institutions,” the Marauders wrote in a statement. As a penalty, … Continue reading Gee-Gees execute with smart football to sink winless Marauders

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?