Saturday, 2 February 2008

Saturday's CIS Matchups

2:00 pm Laurier (10-15, 7-9) at McMaster (12-11, 7-9) A key game in the battle for a playoff spot as the Marauders look to avenge an earlier 86-80 loss. The Hawks are an even 4-4 after the holidays while Mac is 3-5. 6'6" Kale Harrison is the conference's best rookie and very likely an all-star team candidate. Game can be heard on 93.3 CFMU and followed via Live Stats
2:00 pm Brock (16-11, 11-5) at #9 Windsor (16-5, 12-4)
In a battle for first place, a Badgers win by 10 or more points gives Brock, 6-2 after the holidays, top spot and the tie-breaker against the Lancers, who defeated Brock 78-69 earlier in St. Catharines. Windsor has won 7 consecutive games after a loss to Guelph in their first game after the holidays. The matchup inside between 6'7" Owen White and 6'8" Greg Surmacz could be a deciding factor while 6'1" Ryan Steer got the better of 5'10" Brad Rootes in the first game in January. Expect a bounce back game from the gritty Rootes but no quarter from the equally-fiesty Steer. 6'2" Rohan Steen (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Brock while 6'2" Mike Kemp (pinched nerve in his neck) should be ready. 6'5" Kevin Kloostra remains out for Windsor but the Lancer bench has more than made up the slack. Preview from the Windsor Star. Game can be seen on Streaming Sports Network.
3:00 pm Waterloo (7-19, 4-13) at Guelph (14-9, 9-7) Both teams enter a must-win game in the midst of tough streaks as the Gryphs are only 2-5 after defeating Windsor on the road and the Warriors have lost 8 in a row. 6'4" Jonathan Moscatelli may see action for Guelph coming off a knee injury.
8:00 pm Western (15-10) at Lakehead (10-13, 8-9) The teams go at it again tonight in Thunder Bay after the T-Wolves came from 20 points down to win last night. Thundervision plus LakeheadRadio

Windsor 12-4
Brock 11-5
Guelph 9-7
Western 8-8
Lakehead 8-9
Laurier 7-9
McMaster 7-9
Waterloo 4-13

3:00 pm StFX (17-8, 8-4) at UNB (5-21, 2-12) X starts a two-game road trip "out west" against the Varsity Reds, who have 2 wins in the league, both last week against winless Memorial.
3:00 pm Saint Mary's (19-8, 8-5) at UPEI (6-19, 5-9) The Huskies sit in fourth place in the AUS while the Panthers are in the sixth and final AUS tournament spot.
8:00 pm Memorial (1-21, 0-12) at #8 Cape Breton (17-6, 11-3) The Capers are battling for first with Acadia while MUN is winless. Capers TV

Acadia 13-2, 32 pts.
Cape Breton 11-3, 32 pts.
Saint Mary's 8-5, 24 pts.
St. FX 8-4, 22 pts.
Dalhousie 7-7, 18 pts.
UPEI 5-9, 14 pts.
UNB 2-12, 8 pts.
Memorial 0-12, 0 pts.

4:00 pm McGill (11-11, 5-6) at Concordia (11-6, 5-4) In a game that could have implications for home court in the playoffs, both teams have been ravaged by the injury bug as the Redmen have lost pg's Sam Goulet and Vic Mansour while Stingers play without 6'3" Dwayne Buckley. The Stingers game at Laval was postponed last night.
8:00 pm #10 Laval (15-8, 9-2) at Bishop's (6-11, 2-7) Both teams have gone in opposite directions after the first weekend of the season as le Rouge et Or have won 9 league games in a row while Bishop's has lost 7 straight. Laval's home game against Concordia was postponed due to weather last night.

Laval 9-2
Concordia 5-4
McGill 5-6
UQAM 4-6
Bishop's 2-7

8:00 pm Laurentian (4-23, 3-15) at RMC (0-25, 0-18) The Vees look to move closer to a playoff spot with a win over the Paladins in Kingston. Laurentian trails Ryerson by 2 1/2 games and York by 2 games.
8:00 pm York (7-21, 5-13) at Queen's (17-10, 11-7) In a possible first round playoff preview, the Gaels look to sweep the Lions after defeating them earlier this year in North York.
8:00 pm Ryerson (6-20, 5-12) at #1 Carleton (24-0, 18-0) The Ravens can officially clinch first place with a victory and an Ottawa loss to U of T.
8:00 pm #5 Toronto (22-7, 13-4) at #6 Ottawa (21-6, 15-3) For all intents and purposes, this game will decide second place in the OUA East including first round bye and semi-final home court. The Blues parlayed a solid second half to a 5 point home victory over the Gee-Gees at home in January. Game can be seen on Rogers Television in Toronto and Ottawa and also via Streaming Sports Network via the Internet

Carleton 18-0
Ottawa 15-3
Toronto 13-4
Queen's 11-7
Ryerson 5-12
York 5-13
Laurentian 3-15
RMC 0-18

CANADA WEST (all games listed as Pacific time)
5:00 pm Trinity Western (3-18, 3-18) at Simon Fraser (12-13, 11-10) The Clan hammered the Spartans last night in Langley and the teams meet again in Burnaby tonight. Live Broadcast
7:00 pm UCFV (11-12, 10-10) at Thompson Rivers (4-18, 3-17) The Cascades hope to keep pace with SFU for third place. WEBCAST
8:00 pm Alberta (18-7, 13-6) at Victoria (14-12, 13-7) Another key battle that could have wild card implications for the Canada West Final Four. The Bears were able to travel to Victoria in time for the Sask/Vic game after defeating UBC in Vancouver yesterday afternoon. The Vikes continue their pattern of defending well but struggling to consistently find offense. Vic's ability to deal with Bears outstanding 6'2" Alex Steele could decide the game. LIVE VIDEO
8:00 pm Saskatchewan (17-10, 11-8) at #7 UBC (17-5, 15-5) The T-Birds struggled inside against Alberta yesterday and will again have to deal with a load in the paint with 6'7" Andrew Spagrud. Conversly, the Huskies must find a way to stop one of Canada West's most explosive scorers in 6'3" Chris Dyck. UBC Radio via Internet with Wilson Wong
8:00 pm Winnipeg (12-13, 9-10) at #3 Calgary (20-5, 16-3) The Dinos officially clinched top spot in the Central last night while the Wesmen were knocked off at Lethbridge, putting a crimp in their hopes for second place in the Great Plains. 5'9" Erfan Nasajpour left last night's game late in the third quarter with an injury.
8:00 pm Manitoba (7-19, 4-15) at Lethbridge (4-18, 3-16)
8:00 pm #2 Brandon (22-6, 17-2) at Regina (11-12, 9-10) LIVE STATS!

Pacific Division (-12)
UBC 15-5
UVic 13-7
SFU 11-10
UCFV 10-10
TRU 3-17
TWU 3-18
Central Division (+10)
Calgary 16-3
Alberta 13-6
Sask. 11-8
Lethbridge 3-16
Great Plains Division (+2)
Brandon 17-2
Regina 9-10
Winnipeg 9-10
Manitoba 4-15

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