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    June 22, 2017

    Manitoba Bisons Release 2017-18 Basketball Schedules




    BISON MEN'S BASKETBALL
    The full 2017-18 Canada West conference men's basketball regular season schedule has been released and the Manitoba Bisons commence the season on the road at Saskatchewan on October 27 and the home opener is against the Regina Cougars on Friday, November 3 at 8 p.m. CT at Investors Group Athletic Centre – IGAC (U of Manitoba Fort Garry campus).

    Manitoba plays three home weekend series in the first half with the annual Duckworth Challenge game hosted by the Bisons at IGAC in mid-January during 20 game conference regular season.

    The schedule is subject to small changes and the Bisons have an even split of home and away games in the first half of the 2017-18 conference season as they host Regina (Nov. 3-4), MacEwan (Nov. 10-11) and Brandon (Nov. 24-25). The remainder of the first half of the season will have the Herd at Saskatchewan (Oct. 27-28), at Mount Royal (Nov. 17-18) and at UBC Okanagan (Dec. 1-2).

    In the second half starting in January, the annual Duckworth Challenge game (27th edition) against Winnipeg Wesmen will be hosted by Manitoba on Friday, January 19 at 8 p.m. CT. The rest of the second half has Manitoba at IGAC versus Lethbridge (Jan. 5-6) and Victoria (Jan. 13-14) plus away at Winnipeg (Jan. 20) and Fraser Valley (Feb. 2-3).

    The conference playoffs begin with Canada West Play In single elimination game (Feb. 9 or 10); Quarter Finals (best-of-three series) from February 15-18 then conference semi-finals (best-of-three) on Feb. 22-25 with Canada West Final (one game) on either Mar. 2-3. The 2018 U SPORTS Men's Basketball National Championship will be held at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax from March 8-11.

    All regular season home games for Manitoba will be played at Investors Group Athletic Centre at the U of Manitoba Fort Garry campus. The full 2017 men's basketball schedule is available on the Bison website (gobisons.ca).

    Bison Notes: In 2016-17, Manitoba finished with a 12-8 record and fifth in the RPI standing and defeated Regina in Play In series by 2-0 margin, then beat UBC in Quarter-Final series by 2-0 and finished second in conference after beating Calgary in semifinal. The Bisons advanced to their first nationals since the 1985-86 season.

    Full Bison men's basketball 2017-18 Canada West Regular Season Schedule (all times Central Time)

    Date                                                            Location            Time
    Fri., Oct. 27: Saskatchewan Huskies         Saskatoon          9 p.m.
    Sat., Oct. 28: Saskatchewan Huskies        Saskatoon          9 p.m.
    *Fri., Nov. 3: Regina Cougars                  IGAC                  8 p.m.
    Sat., Nov. 4: Regina Cougars                  IGAC                  7 p.m.
    Fri., Nov. 10: MacEwan Griffins              IGAC                  8 p.m.
    Sat., Nov. 11: MacEwan Griffins             IGAC                  7 p.m.
    Fri., Nov. 17: Mount Royal Cougars          Calgary               9 p.m.
    Sat., Nov. 18: Mount Royal Cougars         Calgary               7 p.m.
    Fri., Nov. 24: Brandon Bobcats              IGAC                  8 p.m.
    Sat., Nov. 25: Brandon Bobcats             IGAC                  7 p.m.
    Fri., Dec. 1: UBC Okanagan Heat             Kelowna             10 p.m.
    Sat., Dec. 2: UBC Okanagan Heat            Kelowna             9 p.m.
    Dec. 3-Jan. 4: HOLIDAY BREAK
    Fri., Jan. 5: Lethbridge Pronghorns      IGAC                  8 p.m.
    Sat., Jan. 6: Lethbridge Pronghorns     IGAC                  7 p.m.
    Sat., Jan. 13: Victoria Vikes                    IGAC                 2 p.m.
    Sun., Jan. 14: Victoria Vikes                  IGAC                  3 p.m.
    **Fri., Jan. 19: Winnipeg Wesmen         IGAC                  8 p.m.
    Sat., Jan. 20: Winnipeg Wesmen             Winnipeg            7 p.m.
    Jan. 26-27: CONFERENCE BYE
    Fri., Feb. 2: Fraser Valley Cascades        Abbotsford          10 p.m.
    Sat., Feb. 3: Fraser Valley Cascades       Abbotsford          9 p.m.

    Feb. 9 or 10: Canada West Play In (single elimination game)
    Feb. 15-18: Canada West Quarter Finals (best-of-three series)
    Feb. 22-25: Canada West Semi-Finals (best-of-three series)
    Mar. 2 or 3: Canada West bronze medal (single elimination game) – if needed
    Mar. 2 or 3: Canada West Final (single elimination game)
    Mar. 15-18: 2018 U SPORTS Men's Basketball Championship at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax

    *Home Opener
    **Duckworth Challenge Game plus Seniors Player Game and Home Finale



    BISON WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

    The full 2017-18 Canada West conference women's basketball regular season schedule has been released and the Manitoba Bisons open up the season on the road at defending Canada West champion Saskatchewan Huskies on October 27 and the home opener is against the Regina Cougars on Friday, November 3 at 6 p.m. CT at Investors Group Athletic Centre – IGAC (U of Manitoba Fort Garry campus).

    Manitoba plays three home weekend series in the first half with the annual Duckworth Challenge game hosted by the Bisons at IGAC in mid-January during 20 game conference regular season.

    The schedule is subject to small changes and the Bisons have an even split of home and away games in the first half of the 2017-18 conference season as they host Regina (Nov. 3-4), MacEwan (Nov. 10-11) and Brandon (Nov. 24-25).The remainder of the first half of the season will have the Herd at Saskatchewan (Oct. 27-28), at Mount Royal (Nov. 17-18) and at UBC Okanagan (Dec. 1-2).

    In the second half starting in January, the annual Duckworth Challenge game (27th edition) against Winnipeg Wesmen will be hosted by Manitoba on Friday, January 19 at 6 p.m. CT. The rest of the second half has Manitoba at IGAC versus Lethbridge (Jan. 5-6) and Victoria (Jan. 13-14) plus away at Winnipeg (Jan. 20) and Fraser Valley (Feb. 2-3).

    The conference playoffs begin with Canada West Play In single elimination game (Feb. 9 or 10); Quarter Finals (best-of-three series) from February 15-18 then conference semi-finals (best-of-three) on Feb. 22-25 with Canada West Final (one game) on either Mar. 2-3. The 2018 U SPORTS Women's Basketball National Championship will be held at the University of Regina from March 8-11.

    All regular season home games for Manitoba will be played at Investors Group Athletic Centre at the U of Manitoba Fort Garry campus. The full 2017 women's basketball schedule is available on the Bison website (gobisons.ca).

    Bison Notes: In 2016-17, Manitoba finished with a 4-16 record and 13th in the RPI standing and just out of the Top 12 that qualified for the playoffs despite numerous injuries throughout the season. The Herd seeks to make the post-season for the first time since the 2008-09 campaign.

    Full Bison women's basketball 2017-18 Canada West Regular Season Schedule (all times Central Time)

    Date                                                                   Location            Time
    Fri., Oct. 27: Saskatchewan Huskies                Saskatoon          7:15 p.m.
    Sat., Oct. 28: Saskatchewan Huskies               Saskatoon          7:15 p.m.
    *Fri., Nov. 3: Regina Cougars                         IGAC                  6 p.m.
    Sat., Nov. 4: Regina Cougars                         IGAC                  5 p.m.
    Fri., Nov. 10: MacEwan Griffins                     IGAC                  6 p.m.
    Sat., Nov. 11: MacEwan Griffins                    IGAC                  5 p.m.
    Fri., Nov. 17: Mount Royal Cougars                 Calgary               7 p.m.
    Sat., Nov. 18: Mount Royal Cougars                Calgary              5 p.m.
    Fri., Nov. 24: Brandon Bobcats                     IGAC                 6 p.m.
    Sat., Nov. 25: Brandon Bobcats                    IGAC                 5 p.m.
    Fri., Dec. 1: UBC Okanagan Heat                    Kelowna            8 p.m.
    Sat., Dec. 2: UBC Okanagan Heat                   Kelowna            7 p.m.
    Dec. 3-Jan. 4: HOLIDAY BREAK
    Fri., Jan. 5: Lethbridge Pronghorns             IGAC                  6 p.m.
    Sat., Jan. 6: Lethbridge Pronghorns            IGAC                  5 p.m.
    Sat., Jan. 13: Victoria Vikes                           IGAC                 12 p.m.
    Sun., Jan. 14: Victoria Vikes                         IGAC                  1 p.m.
    **Fri., Jan. 19: Winnipeg Wesmen                IGAC                  6 p.m.
    Sat., Jan. 20: Winnipeg Wesmen                    Winnipeg            5 p.m.
    Jan. 26-27: CONFERENCE BYE
    Fri., Feb. 2: Fraser Valley Cascades              Abbotsford           8 p.m.
    Sat., Feb. 3: Fraser Valley Cascades             Abbotsford           7 p.m.

    Feb. 9 or 10: Canada West Play In (single elimination game)
    Feb. 15-18: Canada West Quarter Finals (best-of-three series)
    Feb. 22-25: Canada West Semi-Finals (best-of-three series)
    Mar. 2 or 3: Canada West bronze medal (single elimination game) – if needed
    Mar. 2 or 3: Canada West Final (single elimination game)
    Mar. 15-18: 2018 U SPORTS Women's Basketball Championship at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax

    *Home Opener
    **Duckworth Challenge Game plus Seniors Player Game and Home Finale

    Source: http://www.gobisons.ca
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