Friday, 1 February 2008

Feb. 1st: CIS Schedule for Friday Night

NOON PT/3 PM ET Alberta (17-7, 12-6) at #7 UBC (17-4, 15-4) The feature game on Friday in Canada West with significant wild card implications as the T-Birds host the Bears. To accommodate UBC's hosting of "Anti-Bullying" day for local students, game time has been pushed up to Noon Pacific. The most interesting battle should be between 6'3" Chris Dyck, UBC's best offensive player, and 6'2" Alex Steele, Alberta's best offensive player. Here is a game preview plus some background on this very solid initiative pioneerd by McMaster and now smartly taken on by UBC Basketball bullying a UBC Family Affair Also, the game can be heard with Wilson Wong doing play-by-play on UBC Radio via the Internet

8:00 pm AT/7 PM ET #4 Acadia (18-5, 12-2) at Dalhousie (13-12, 7-6) 6'1" Simon Farine looks to round into form after missing time with injuries recently while Acadia comes off a big road win at X in which their bigs dominated. Last time these 2 teams met, the Axemen also had their way inside so the ability of 6'5" Germaine Bendegue to hold off 6'5" Leonel Saintil and Company is huge for the Tigers to win. Dal has broadcast some of their home games via the Internet on CKDU

8:00 pm Concordia (11-6, 5-4) at #10 Laval (15-8, 9-2) Le Rouge et Or can put themselves in the driver's seat for top spot in "Q" with a win at home tonight against the Stingers. 6'3" J.F. Beaulieu-Mahieux is expected to return from his groin injury tonight while 6'8" Jamal Gallier continues to fight a leg injury. Expect a loud, sellout crowd in Ste. Foy. Laval internet radio broadcast en francais

8:00 pm York (6-21, 4-13) at RMC (0-24, 0-17) The Lions want to keep the heat on fifth-place Ryerson with a victory over the Paladins in Kingston.
8:00 pm Laurentian (4-22, 3-14) at Queen's (16-10, 10-7) The Vees continue to fight for a playoff spot while the Gaels are firmly in fourth place, 4 games ahead of Ryerson and 4 games behind Toronto and Ottawa.
8:00 pm Ryerson (6-19, 5-11) at #6 Ottawa (20-6, 14-3) The Rams have a great opportunity to solidify their hold on a playoff spot against the Gee-Gees who could be looking ahead to Saturday's showdown with Toronto. 6'7" Boris Bakovic lit up Ottawa for 33 points (13-16 shooting) and 14 rebounds last season at Montpetit Hall. Video webcast available on Streaming Sports network
8:00 pm #5 Toronto (22-6, 13-3) at #1 Carleton (23-0, 17-0) Arugably the best game of the night in the CIS as the Blues look for a sweep in Ottawa this weekend to solidify a hold on second place. The Ravens handled the Blues by 16 in Toronto ealier in January and Carleton can officially clinch one of two first-round byes in the OUA East playoffs with a victory at home tonight. Carleton will look to take away good looks for 6'2" Rob Paris, Toronto's best outside shooter and offensive player, while a pair of fifth-year point guards, Blues 6'3" Mike Degiorgio and Carleton's 6'4" Ryan Bell, provide stability in the backcourt for both teams. Game can be heard on CKCU radio via Internet

8:00 pm Western (15-9, 8-7) at Lakehead (9-13, 7-9) Western has been one of the hotter teams in the OUA West and has their sights on second place while the T-Wolves are locked in a battle for a playoff spot with Laurier and McMaster. Although both teams have defended better recently, both teams have the firepower to make it a game in the 90's or 100's. LakeheadRadio

other CANADA WEST action
8:00 pm PT/11 PM ET Saskatchewan (16-10, 10-8) at Victoria (17-7, 12-6) The Huskies still have thoughts of finishing second in the Central division, looking for a pair of wins on the west coast. A nice paint-area battle between 6'7" Andrew Spagrud and 6'6" Tyler Hass and Co. could be interesting. The Huskies veteran back court led by 6'2" Kyle Grant matches up against 6'1" Brandon Dunlop and 6'4" Ryan MacKinnon for Vic. The Vikes will look to use their usual lock-down "d", especially at home to keep Saskatchewan in check. UVic Video Webcast
6:00 PM PT/9:00 PM ET Simon Fraser (11-13, 10-10) at Trinity Western (3-17, 3-17) After the Spartans were stripped of 3 wins because of using an ineligible player, the Clan find themselves in a battle for third place with UCFV so a win in Langley in important. The teams play a return match in Burnaby at Simon Fraser on Saturday. Spartan radio
8:00 pm MT/10 PM ET Manitoba (7-18, 4-14) at #3 Calgary (19-5, 15-3) Calgary looks to clinch first place with a victory tonight over the Bisons, in last place and eliminated from the playoffs in the Great Plains division. Dinos Webcast
8:00 pm MT/10 PM ET Winnipeg (12-12, 9-9) at Lethbridge (3-18, 2-16) The Wesmen are in a battle with Regina for second place and the home court advantage in the Great Plains semi-final playoff series. The teams are currently tied, each with 9-9 records.
8:00 pm CT/ 9 PM ET #2 Brandon (21-6, 16-2) at Regina (11-10, 9-9) Brandon has clinched first place in the Great Plains while the Cougars battle Winnipeg for second spot.

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