Checking in on the Defending National Champions Across Canada

SARNIA, Ontario -- It was a year of firsts in 2017-18 in terms of national championship winners on the basketball court. Three out of the four teams who cut down the nets in March did so for the first time in school history. The fourth team picked up their second national title in three seasons, and…

CCAA Men’s Basketball Starting Five: Dec. 3 – 7, 2018

SARNIA, Ontario -- With that, the first half of the 2018-19 season is officially in the books. This past week saw a handful of teams take to the court across the OCAA from Tuesday through Friday, while one game was played in the RSEQ on Friday night to cap off an exciting first half of…

Annual North vs. South Challenge Brings Top Teams From the ACAC to Edmonton

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Get ready for a potential playoff preview come the end of December in the ACAC. On December 28th and 29th, the NAIT Ooks will host the North vs. South Challenge where teams from both divisions will bring their talents to Edmonton for two days of exhibition basketball. Unlike the regular season where teams…

Every Day Presents a New Opportunity to Improve for the UPEI Panthers

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI -- They weren't expected to achieve much success this season, but that only added fuel to the fire for the UPEI Panthers in 2018-19. At the holiday break, the Panthers sit at 3-4 on the year and find themselves in sixth place in the AUS standings. They opened the season with three straight wins,…

CCAA Men’s Basketball Starting Five: Nov. 26 – Dec. 2, 2018

SARNIA, Ontario -- With the exception of a few games this week, the holiday break is in full swing from coast to coast in the CCAA. Last week provided a ton of excitement across the country as teams continued to build momentum ahead of the second semester as they look to make a run at…

Who Can Stop the Calgary Dinos in the Canada West Conference?

SARNIA, Ontario -- Winning a national championship is hard enough. Defending that title the next season tends to be a more difficult task. For the first time in their history, the Calgary Dinos won the men's basketball national championship in 2018. The Dinos secured the title with a 79-77 win over the Ryerson Rams in the title…

PacWest BC Title Races Wide Open Heading Into the Second Half

SARNIA, Ontario -- Through the first six games of the season, the PacWest BC standings are wide open in both men's and women's basketball. The month of November provided some excitement across the PacWest BC Conference, and it also set things up for a fantastic race towards the CCAA Championships. The standings feature closely contested…