The University of Manitoba is hosting a second round Canada West Playoff series with Fraser Valley March 3-5 at the Investors Group Athletic Centre.  The winner will move onto the best-of-three conference quarter-finals March 3-6, before the Canada West Final Four tournaments March 11-12.  Manitoba is entering the playoffs with their best showing in nearly 3 decades with a 15-5 record to date.

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)

Quarter-finals (best-of-three)

Thursday, March 3
UFV (5) at Manitoba (4) / 7:00 PM CST / CW quarter-final Game 1

Friday, March 4
UFV (5) at Manitoba (4) / 7:00 PM CST / CW quarter-final Game 2

Saturday, March 5
UFV (5) at Manitoba (4) / 3:00 PM CST / 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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