Sunday, 24 February 2008

Regular Season Games: Axemen officially clinch first, UQAM upends Laval

Acadia officially clinched first place in the AUS by defeating UPEI by 19 while second-place Cape Breton was defeated in Halifax by Saint Mary's 76-67 and X knocked off MUN 88-64. Gordie Sutherland has a piece summarizing yesterday's AUS action in the Halifax Chronicle-Herald.

Going into the final day of the regular season, here are the AUS standings:

Acadia 18-2 48
StFX 15-5 42
Cape Breton 14-5 40
Saint Mary's 13-6 40
Dalhousie 10-10 26
UPEI 7-13 18
UNB 2-18 8
Memorial 0-20 0

Cape Breton controls their own destiny with respect to a first-round bye in the AUS tournament. With a victory today at Saint Mary's, the Capers move into a tie with St. FX for second place; however, the Capers own the tiebreaker and would capture second, setting up the following first round games at the AUS tournament:
St. FX vs. UPEI; Saint Mary's vs. Dal.
However, if the Huskies were to come up with another win this afternoon, Saint Mary's moves into a tie for second with X but St. FX would would get the bye based on winning the tiebreaker (3-1 in games), which would set up the following first-round games:
Saint Mary's vs. UPEI
Cape Breton vs. Dalhousie.

In Quebec, UQAM recovered from an important loss to McGill the night before to defeat Laval 93-83, exploding le Rouge et Or's 13 game winning streak and putting the Citadins into third place, where they will avoid a trip to Ste. Foy next weekend for the Q semi-finals. Today's Concordia at McGill game will decide second place with the loser dropping all the way to fourth. The playoff shape up like this:

If McGill wins today:
Concordia at Laval;
UQAM at McGill

If Concordia wins today:
McGill at Laval
UQAM at Concordia

Laval 13-3
Concordia 8-7
McGill 8-7
UQAM 8-8
Bishop's 2-14

UQAM owns the tiebreaker against both McGill and Concordia and will finish in third place.

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