Halifax, NS- It all came full circle for the UQAM Citadins men’s basketball team. The Citadins lost to the Queen’s Gaels 84-73 back on Oct. 1 – their first U SPORTS game of the season (they lost to University of Vermont before that). It was an 84-73 defeat that day for them. The start of their journey. Fast forward over five months later, it was UQAM celebrating … Continue reading Citadins’ journey comes full circle with Consolation Finals win over Gaels
Halifax, NS- While they may have been eliminated from championship contention, there were still games to play for the four teams in the consolation semi-finals of the U SPORTS men’s basketball Final 8. The Winnipeg Wesmen and UQAM Citadins played a see-saw game that went into double overtime before UQAM prevailed 90-85. The Queen’s Gaels took the lead early against the UPEI Panthers and didn’t give that … Continue reading UQAM and Queen’s rebound to reach U SPORTS Consolation Finals
Halifax, NS- It came down to the final shot. The UQAM Citadins men’s basketball team – fresh off their RSEQ championship – were trailing 73-71 with eight seconds remaining. Here was their chance to advance at U SPORTS Final 8. Just a day earlier, UQAM head coach Mario Joseph talked about his team being underdogs against Carleton in their Final 8 quarterfinal matchup. He talked about … Continue reading “Survive and advance”: Ravens edge Citadins in U SPORTS quarterfinal
Hamilton, ON- With the U SPORTS men’s basketball Final 8 tipping off on Mar. 10, there is a strong contingent from the OUA. The Ottawa Gee-Gees, Carleton Ravens and Queen’s Gaels are ranked second, third and fifth in the tournament. “We feel like we play in certainly the toughest division in Canada [with Ottawa and Carleton],” Queen’s Gaels head coach Steph Barrie said. “We’ve certainly been … Continue reading “It’s a Pretty Difficult Feat”: OUA and RSEQ U SPORTS Final 8 Preview
Hamilton, ON- With this year’s U SPORTS women’s basketball Final 8 field set, one thing stands out from last year: the different teams. Three of the four semi-finalists from 2022 are gone. The only teams returning from last year’s nationals are Queen’s and Acadia. Also, five of the eight teams have never won a national championship and among the three who have (Carleton, Alberta, Calgary), only … Continue reading U SPORTS WBB Final 8 Preview: Winds of Change Blowing in Sydney?
Hamilton, ON- Almost all the teams had been determined already by the end of Saturday night for the men’s and women’s basketball U SPORTS Final 8 tournaments. Now, we know the seeding and matchups. On the women’s side, the OUA champion Carleton Ravens earn the number one seed. The last time the Ravens were the one seed, they won the national title in 2018. They face … Continue reading U SPORTS Final 8 At-Large berths and Seeding Announced
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