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    February 24, 2016

    Bison and Wesmen Men Head to Canada West Playoffs


    The University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg's Men's Basketball Teams have earned spots into the post season Canada West Playoffs which run over the next 3 weekends.  Winnipeg, coming in as the number 10 seed will open in Regina this weekend and Manitoba will see a week 1 bye and host Fraser Valley March 3-5 at the Investors Group Athletic Centre.

    The winners of those series move onto the best-of-three conference quarter-finals March 3-6, before the Canada West Final Four tournaments March 11-12.

    All the Canada West playoff action can be seen live on Canadawest.tv.

    The conference playoffs lead to the CIS Final 8 tournaments with two men’s teams joining the host UBC Thunderbirds at the men’s event March 17-20.

    Canada West men’s basketball playoffs seeding and schedule:

    1. Calgary Dinos (1st Pioneer Division, 17-3)
    2. Thompson Rivers WolfPack (1st Explorer Division, 16-4)
    3. UBC Thunderbirds (2nd Pioneer Division, 16-4)
    4. Manitoba Bisons (3rd Pioneer Division, 15-5)
    5. UFV Cascades (2nd Explorer Division, 12-8)
    6. Lethbridge Pronghorns (4th Pioneer Division, 12-8)
    7. Regina Cougars (5th Pioneer Division, 11-9)
    8. MacEwan Griffins (3rd Explorer Division, 10-10)
    9. Alberta Golden Bears (6th Pioneer Division, 10-10)
    10. Winnipeg Wesmen (7th Pioneer Division, 10-10)

    Play-in series (best-of-three)

    Friday, February 26

    Winnipeg (10) at Regina (7) / 7:00 PM CST / CW play-in series Game 1
    Alberta (9) at MacEwan (8) / 6:00 PM MST / CW play-in series Game 1

    Saturday, February 27

    Winnipeg (10) at Regina (7) / 7:00 PM CST / CW play-in series Game 2
    Alberta (9) at MacEwan (8) / 5:00 PM MST / CW play-in series Game 2

    Sunday, February 28

    Winnipeg (10) at Regina (7) / 7:00 PM CST / CW play-in series Game 3 (if necessary)
    Alberta (9) at MacEwan (8) / 2:00 PM MST / CW play-in series Game 3 (if necessary)


    Quarter-finals (best-of-three)

    Thursday, March 3

    Winnipeg (10) OR Regina (7) at TRU (2) / 7:00 PM PST / CW quarter-final Game 1
    Lethbridge (6) at UBC (3) / 7:00 PM PST / CW quarter-final Game 1
    UFV (5) at Manitoba (4) / 7:00 PM CST / CW quarter-final Game 1

    Friday, March 4

    Alberta (9) OR MacEwan (8) at Calgary (1) / 7:00 PM MST / CW quarter-final Game 1
    Winnipeg (10) OR Regina (7) at TRU (2) / 7:00 PM PST / CW quarter-final Game 2
    Lethbridge (6) at UBC (3) / 7:00 PM PST / CW quarter-final Game 2
    UFV (5) at Manitoba (4) / 7:00 PM CST / CW quarter-final Game 2

    Saturday, March 5

    Alberta (9) OR MacEwan (8) at Calgary (1) / 7:00 PM MST / CW quarter-final Game 2
    Winnipeg (10) OR Regina (7) at TRU (2) / 7:00 PM PST / CW quarter-final Game 3 (if necessary)
    Lethbridge (6) at UBC (3) / 7:00 PM PST / CW quarter-final Game 3 (if necessary)
    UFV (5) at Manitoba (4) / 3:00 PM CST / CW quarter-final Game 3 (if necessary)

    Sunday, March 6

    Alberta (9) OR MacEwan (8) at Calgary (1) / 2:00 PM MST / CW quarter-final Game 3 (if necessary)

    Final Four – hosted by highest remaining seed

    Friday, March 11

    TBD vs. TBD / TBA / CW Final Four semifinal 1
    TBD vs. TBD / TBA / CW Final Four semifinal 2

    Saturday, March 12

    Loser semifinal 1 vs. Loser semifinal 2 / TBA / CW bronze medal game
    Winner semifinal 1 vs. Winner semifinal 2 / TBA / CW championship game

     Updated results can be found at http://canadawest.org/sports/mbkb/2015-16/schedule-all
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