Thursday, 8 February 2007

Thursday, Feb. 8th/07: #1 Brandon goes to Winnipeg

The lone CIS game this evening pits #1 Brandon against Winnipeg at the Duckworth Center. The Wesmen have handed Brandon two losses this season including a blowout win in the finals of the Wesmen Classic in December. The game is available on radio on CFRW Winnipeg radio beginning at 9 PM Eastern/ 8:00 pm central time

#1 Brandon (18-2, 25-3) at Winnipeg (9-11, 14-13) The surging Bobcats look to continue their 11 game winning streak and will have to control Winnipeg's Erfan Nasajpour, who had a triple-double last weekend and is a Player-of-the-Year candidate. Brandon comfortably defeated Regina twice last weekend while Winnipeg needs a victory to ensure an outright second place finish in the Great Plains division of Canada West.

X's long reign at the top of the AUS regular season standings could be in jeporady with last night's loss in Sydney against Cape Breton Capers. St. F.X. has finished first overall in the AUS regular season every year since 1998. The X-Men and Capers have finished 1-2 and captured the two automatic passes to the semifinals of the AUS tournament in each of the past three seasons. At 8-5, X is 8 points behind top spot with only 7 games remaining - not insurmountable but with 2 teams ahead of them alot will have to work out for the X-Men, beginning with getting some wins. Here is a recap of last night's action including X at Cape Breton Wednesday Night CIS Recap

Ryan Pyette of the London Free Press reports on Western's win over Waterloo which clinched the Mustangs first playoff spot since 2002-03, star point guard Jimmy Grozelle's final season, which was 4 seasons ago. Mustangs Clinch Playoff Spot

Guelph Tribune reports on the Gryphons recent surge Gryphs win two straight

A report from the Hamilton Spectator on McMaster Women's game from last night DeGroot Leads Mac Women

More on the Tim McGarrigle case against Dal from Halifax Chronicle-Herald Coach had prior info on player's grades and from Halifax Daily News Coach and Director Clashed Before

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