The 2019/20 basketball season will begin on Friday, November 1 with the Red
River College Rebels hosting the Association Free Lutheran Bible School Conquerors from the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC).

The full basketball schedules can be found at

Three Teams, Two Conferences
The Canadian Mennonite University Blazers will compete in the NIAC for the fourth straight season while the Providence University College Pilots and Red River College Rebels will be playing in their third seasons with the conference. The three Canadian teams will continue to play for the MCAC Championship in addition to the NIAC Championship.

MCAC Championships
The 2020 MCAC Basketball Championships will be hosted at Red River College this upcoming season with the semifinals beginning on Thursday, February 13 and the finals taking place on Saturday, February 15. Last season, the CMU Blazers won the women’s championship 54-51 over the PUC Pilots and the RRC Rebels won
the men’s championship 76-68 against the PUC Pilots.

NIAC Championships
The 2020 NIAC Championships will take place the weekend following the MCAC Championships from February 20-22 with times and location to be determined. The PUC Pilots women’s team will look to defend their NIAC title this season after defeating the Trinity Bible College Lions 73-60 in the 2019 championship.

About the MCAC
The MCAC is the governing body for intercollegiate athletics in Manitoba. Its mission is to foster the development of the student-athlete through the administration and promotion of intercollegiate athletics as part of the education experience and provide a leadership role in the development of sport in Manitoba. The MCAC is also a proud member of Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).

MCAC student athletes compete in basketball, futsal, soccer and volleyball. Member institutions include Assiniboine Community College (Brandon), Brandon University (Brandon), Canadian Mennonite University (Winnipeg), Providence University College (Otterburne), Red River College (Winnipeg) and Universitรฉ de Sainte-Boniface (Winnipeg).

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