Friday, 29 February 2008

Friday's Action: 2 Spots at Nationals up for grabs + QSSF Semi-Final

The second and third spots (of a total of eight to be determined by a week from Sunday) at the CIS Nationals will be confirmed this evening as Canada West stages their Final Four semis tonight in Calgary where an overflow crowd is expected. In the 5 PM MTgame, Alberta faces Brandon. These teams have met twice this season, once in the pre-season at the Guy Vetrie Memorial tournament in Victoria and then later in November in Edmonton in a Canada West regular season game with Alberta winning both games. In the 7 PM MT game, UBC Thunderbirds meet home-town Calgary Dinos; the Dinos came up with a 5 point home-court win in November during a UBC road trip. Rita Mingo of the Calgary Herald does a nice job of breaking down tonight's UBC at Calgary semi-final Not exactly familiar foes Wes Gilbertson of Sun Media on tonight's Calgary/UBC game Dinos hoopsters have sights set on Nationals berth. Here is the view from Vancouver as Howard Tsumura of the Vancouver Province previews tonight's game Hanson's team slows it down and the interviews T-Birds Coach Hanson Hanson's Birds set for start of CW Final Four Dan Stinson's article in the Vancouver Sun T-Birds won't be gentle with giant

Stewart Pallard of the Gauntlet, Calgary's campus newspaper, has a piece on Dino freshman Tyler Fidler Basketball's rockin' rookie makes his mark

Here is a link to Ben Matchett's CW Final Four preview (previously published)

Both games can be viewed LIVE! on NUTV Calgary's video webcast link

MORE ON BRANDON'S DROP IN THE RANKINGS DESPITE NOT LOSING (allegedly).... The boys from the Scrum talk to an apparent oversight by most coaches voting in the most recent NABCC Top 10 poll The Coaches screwed up In my opinion, the rule that the boys allude to is assinine... why does a governing body try to legislate to disregard a single loss in a Best-of-3 series, even if that loss was at home in a playoff game. By this very questionable logic, a loss in a playoff game is less punishing to a team in the polls than a loss in pre-season tournament. Needless to say, my take is that a loss is a loss, especially in a regulation 40 minute game with referees, timekeepers, fans etc. at home with two weeks to prepare for a playoff game.

QUEBEC PLAYOFFS TONIGHT
7 PM UQAM at Concordia The teams split a four regular season games. The winner of tonight's game advances to the Quebec league championship game next weekend against the winner of McGill at Laval which will be played this coming Sunday at 2 PM in Sainte-Foy.

1 comment:

Alex Tourigny said...

By the way, the game will be available on CHOQ FM (UQAM Radio - in french) at 6h45 PM with the pre-game show. Tip off at 7 PM.