With spots at the inaugural OUA Final Four at stake, the OUA playoffs continue tonight at 4 venues:
7:00 pm Laurier at Windsor The Lancers used a pair of victories over the Golden Hawks a couple of weeks ago as a springboard to a very strong finish that sets up this home playoff game. Offensively Windsor has been making shots, sharing the ball and using their athleticism in transition to look almost unstoppable in some stretches. The Golden Hawks pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat a scrappy Guelph team. As always, Laurier will look to run and get on the offensive glass. Great 2/3 matchup.
7:00 pm Western at Lakehead These teams just played a pair of games last weekend in London with the Mustangs winning on the Saturday led by another all-conference performance by Andrew Wedemire in and around the paint. Thunderwolves are expecting a sell-out at the Thunderdome and look for Lakehead to push the tempo, use their depth and three-point shooting barrage. Ryan Barbeau had one of his strongest efforts of the season's second half in Wednesday's win at McMaster.
8:00 pm Ryerson at Carleton Rams held off a late York charge to win their first playoff game since 2003 in front of a large crowd at Kerr Hall. Carleton won both regular season games comfortably.
8:00 pm Ottawa at Toronto Last time these two teams met a couple of weeks ago in Toronto, Gee-Gees 6'5" Warren Ward went off for 42 points in a dominant effort. Blues limped to the finish line of the regular season, losing their last 3 in a row but had already clinched second place in the division. The latest in numerous Blues/Gee-Gees playoff tilts, most of which have come down to the wire including down to the last shot in at least two of the past few years - expect another exciting tight game.