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Best of Three Semi-Finals Best-of=three Semifinal 4 @ 1 British Columbia at Victoria Fri Feb 27 British Columbia 83 Victoria 82 Sat Feb 28 Victoria 78 British Columbia 74 Sun Mar 1 Victoria 78 British Columbia 62 Best of Three Final Alberta at Victoria Fri Mar 6 Victoria 75 Alberta 71 Sat Mar 7 Alberta 78 Victoria 76 Sun Mar 8 Victoria 76 Alberta 62 __Victoria Vikes________ 1997 CWUAA Champion Best-of=three Semifinal 3 @ 2 Alberta at Lethbridge Fri Feb 27 Alberta 93 Lethbridge 89 Sat Feb 28 Lethbridge 76 Alberta 71 Sun Mar 1 Alberta 86 Lethbridge 80
Semi-final Best-of-Three (3) at (2) Winnipeg at Regina Fri Mar 6 Winnipeg 95 Regina 77 Sat Mar 7 Regina 98 Winnipeg 85 Sun Mar 8 Regina 93 Winnipeg 83 Finals Best of Three at (1) Fri Mar 13 Brandon 86 Regina 81 Sat Mar 14 Brandon 90 Regina 85 OT Sun Mar 15 if necessary Brandon Bobcats 97-98 GPAC Champion
1_McMaster___71 _McMaster___74 5_Guelph___75 8:00 8:00 __Guelph_____67 4_Brock____59 3:00 _Waterloo_Warriors_ 6_Lakehead_63 OUA West Champ 8:00 __Waterloo__68 3_Waterloo_70 2:00 _Laurentian 75-67 _ 6:00 _Waterloo___78 at East OUA Champ 2_Western___63 Champ _Laurentian________ OUA East Champ Tue Mar 3 Fri Mar 6 Sat Mar 7 Sat Mar 14
This is a link to Wild West Shootout page at Waterloo
OUA Game Boxes
|.... at First Place Winner.....|..at East Champ..| |.... at Laurentian 2 _York______63 6:30 _Ottawa________47 3 _Ottawa____64 3:00 _Laurentian____75 1_Laurentian_88 OUAA East Champ 8:30 _Laurentian____73 _Laurentian__ 4_Ryerson____64 2:00 OUAA Champ _Waterloo______67 OUAA West Champ Thu Mar 5 Sat Mar 7 Sat Mar 14
Semi-Final: Single Game #3 at #2 #3 at Concordia Thu Mar 5 Laval 85 Concordia 81 Final Best-of-three Sun Mar 8 Bishop's 81 Laval 56 Tue Mar 10 Laval 65 Bishop's 64 Fri Mar 13 Bishop's 90 Laval 46 Bishop's Gaiters 97-98 Champion
|Friday March 13||Saturday March 14||Sunday March 15|
|5||St F Xavier||74|
|2||Saint Mary's||66||1998 AUAA Champ|
|8:00 OT||G4||Cape Breton||60|
Fri Mar 20 Sat Mar 21 Sun Mar 22 SEED 2_Bishop's____73 1:00 1 _Bishop's_____ 7_Alberta_____67 5:00 7 _________________ 3_Victoria____84 TSN Live 3:00 2 _Victoria_____ 6_Brandon_____65_ 6:00 10 __________________ 4_McMaster____77 TSN Live 1998 CIAU Champions 7:00 3 _McMaster_____ 5_Acadia______67 8:00 8 _________________ 1_Laurentian__74 TSN Live 9:00 4 _Laurentian___ 8_Waterloo____57 _Alberta______ NOON 5 _______________ _Brandon______ 3:30 9 __________________ _Acadia_______ Consolation 2:00 6 _______________ _Waterloo_____ Fri Mar 20 Sat Mar 21 Sun Mar 22BOXES: |Game 1 |Game 2 |Game 3 |Game 4 |Game 5 |Game 6 |Game 7 |Game 8 |Game 9 |Game 10|
Apparently, 5 officials are assigned before each game, none from the conference of one of the teams in that matchup. Each participating coach then has the right to reject one of them. The remaining 3 work that game.
Here is a simple seating plan of the Metro Centre. Use it to select your preferred locations before calling in to order tickets.
Some prefer watching basketball from the corners, like Sections 4 and 5.
Lower Bowl: A-S
Upper Bowl: A-V
Row V is quite high, yet still a good place to watch championship basketball in a full house.
A secret to picking a good location is to study the pedways and tunnels, the coloured lines on the map. If the weather is bad, (it seldom is in Halifax) you will be mostly indoors, under cover.
You can stay at the Prince George, and be totally indoors for the three days of the tournament, by taking the tunnel to the World Trade Centre, then escalators up to the Metro Centre.
From hotels connected through Scotia Square you can now walk directly in to the World Trade Center and Metro Centre through a new tunnel under Duke Street, opened in 1996.
The passage from WTC to the Metro Centre is through an office corridor that may be shut down after hours. If it is closed, you can easily step outside and re-enter through a nearby door to continue on your way.
Don't ask about amenities. The hotels have their own, and the area is crammed with eating and drinking spots. Check out Argyle and Grafton Streets to begin.
A block left on Granville Street is Bill Robinson's NS Sport
Heritage Museum. Worth a visit, if you want to get outside and
get some fresh air. While there you can shoot some baskets, play a bit of
one-on-one, or shoot some pucks at a Tony Esposito.
This is not a commercial site... We place this material here only as a convenience for fans from other centres who may quickly decide to attend the AUAA Championship, or the CIAU Final Eight... Bob Adams
The Westin is the host hotel for the AUAA's March 13-15.
For the AUAA Tourney, Westin offers ...
Guest room and family pizza for four (each night) $98.00
Includes parking - Complementary Shuttle Bus to the Metro Centre all weekend.
The six conference champions are automatically invited to the Final Eight. Each conference decides its winner in its own way, often based on tradition and the geography of the conference.
This season the Atlantic conference is following the trend in some NCAA Div I conferences, like Missouri Valley, and is having all its teams participate in an 8-team single knockout tournament at Halifax Metro Centre. We are not sure of all the reasons, but in its old 6-team format it was not uncommon to see a #5 or #6 win the previous night come out and flatten the #1 or #2 seed after sharpening their shooting eye in the Metro Center. On the other hand, GPAC has reverted back to its 3-team format from its experiment last year when all four teams made the playoff.
Wild cards came about because of a need to make the national championship a fairer tournament. Using only the six conference winners creates an imbalanced draw. One conference champ may have to play 3 games to win the event. Another may reach the final with only a single victory. Adding two more teams creates a balanced, fair draw.
The last two teams accepted into the Final Eight are Wild Cards selected from the best of the remaining teams. This is done by a special CIAU committee who hold their final discussions and announce a decision on the Sunday evening prior to the Final Eight. Some conferences are still playing that afternoon, deciding their representative. The selection committee also seeds the teams into the championship draw.
Teams must actually apply to be considered as wild cards. A top team that does not formally apply will not be considered. This dates from the old days when a team might not be able to afford to travel to the championship. But, since the Final Eight found a permanent home in Halifax 15 years ago, the tournament has generated more than enough revenue to help deserving teams get there. This reminds one of the situation years ago when the NCAA actually had to force its top teams to play in its own championship. They did much better financially by going to the NIT in New York.
An obvious choice for a wildcard is a team that has been winning all season, has been high in the rankings, has led its league, but is unexpectedly upset in a sudden-death playoff game. But, if four such dominant teams are upset in conference playoffs, the committee has a bad problem.
Less common is for 6 season-long favorites to win their conference berths in the Final Eight. Then, the committee must decide between the next cluster of teams ranked 7, 8, 9, and 10.
Teams are chosen on merit. But where there is a toss-up the committee has the option to lean in the direction of selecting a wild card applicant from the home conference. It is felt this helps boost attendance and the revenue so necessary to maintaining the Final Eight as a prestige event.
To begin to predict which eight teams might make it, click back to the main basketball page, and see how the contenders are doing in the CHEERS RPI, the Coaches Poll, and conference standings.
They were 13-1 vs. their own conference, and 11-3 vs. others. Have gone 16-1 since January 3rd, when they lost to Western Ontario. vs. other teams in the tourney, they are 3-1. They beat Waterloo (18-12) at home, Bishop's (27-5) at home, and Brandon (16-7). Their only loss was to Bishop's (27-5) away. When held below 75 points, they are 2-4.
They were 8-2 vs. their own conference, and 19-3 vs. others, as the OUA East interlocking conference was used again this year. They are 4-1 vs. other teams in the tournament. They started the season by beating Mac (23-4) in Hamilton, and followed with wins over Acadia (23-8) twice, and one over Laurentian (24-4) away. Their soul loss was to Laurentian away on January 31st. Only one loss to a team with a losing record (21-1), and that was Laval. Two of their 5 losses were by 1 point -- to Guelph (14-12), and Laval.
A very limited CIAU pre-season saw them go 3-1, with their sole loss going to Regina (23-13). They are 6-4 in their last 10 going into the Nationals. They are 6-3 vs. other competitors at the Nationals, but 8 of those games are against Alberta. In the other game, they beat Brandon (16-7) by 7 points.
Mac were 8-2 vs. other conferences, the losses going to Bishop's (27-5) at home, and Alberta (22-10) at McGill. Before the loss to Waterloo, they had won 20 of 21. Against other competitors, they are 2-3. The other games not mentioned were against Waterloo, when they were 2-1.
2-3 vs. other conferences, as action was limited. A fine 21-5 vs. neighbouring teams. Only two games vs. other tourny invitees, and those were two losses to Bishop's (27-5). One of the more storied teams at the Nationals, Acadia have been at the tournament for a record 19 years (including this year) since 1963. They've won it 3 times (all before the 80's).
They had a long climb uphill into the rankings, and made their first entry on February 17th. 2-4 in the preason, with losses to Guelph (14-12), Victoria (26-8), Lakehead (9-13), and Laurentian (24-4). They had two wins over Lethbridge (22-12) and Lakehead. A total of 0-2 vs. fellow participants, losing by 7 to UVic, and by 6 to Laurentian.
Brandon are second on the all-time list of winners at the Nationals, having won four Gold medals. They came consecutively between '87 and '89, and in 1996. They are making the trip for the 12th straight year, which is a current record.
They also had a limited CIAU pre-season, going 3-1, including a win over McMaster at the McGill tournament. Against other tournament opponents they are 4-5. 8 of the games were against Victoria.
After making it to the finals for 3 straight years, Alberta missed the '97 Nationals. They're tied for 4th with 2 Golds in basketball (with UBC).
vs. other teams in contention, they are 1-3, 0-1 vs. Laurentian and 1-2 vs. McMaster. Waterloo return to the tournament for the first time since 1986.
Missed the cut: Western (20-5) SFX (20-11) Lethbridge (22-12) Regina (23-13) Vs. Winning Teams ---------------------------- Laurentian 5-2 .714 Mac 7-4 .636 Acadia 11-7 .611 Bishop's 6-4 .600 UVic 10-7 .588 Alberta 7-10 .412 Brandon 6-5 .545 Waterloo 3-8 .273 Vs. Teams at Tourny ------------------------------ Bishop's 4-1 Laurentian 3-1 UVic 6-3 Mac 2-3 Alberta 4-5 Waterloo 1-3 Brandon 0-2 Acadia 0-2 Vs. Top ten in RPI ---------------------------- UVic 7-3 .700 Bishop's 4-2 .667 Mac 4-3 .571 Laurentian 2-2 .500 Alberta 4-5 .444 Waterloo 3-8 .375 Acadia 0-2 .000 Brandon 0-3 .000 Non-Conference ------------------------ Bishop's 19-3 .864 Mac 8-2 .800 Laurentian 11-3 .786 UVic 3-1 .750 Alberta 3-1 .750 Waterloo 7-4 .636 Acadia 2-3 .400 Brandon 2-4 .333
EAST DIVISION WEST DIVISION First Team First Team Ted Dongelmans Laurentian Titus Channer McMaster Brian Leonard Carleton Micah Bourdeau Western Dean Labayen York Mano Watsa Waterloo Derek Richardson Queen's Nat Graham Western Cory Bailey Laurentian Geoff Stead Windsor Second Team Second Team Kevin Gordon Laurentian Steve Maga McMaster Carl Harper Ryerson Bjorn Trow Brock Steve Chapman Ottawa Mike Ayanbadejo Guelph Vidak Curic Toronto Ramon McElmurry Lakehead +Chris Peskun York Jeff Zdrahal Laurier +Brian Smith Ryerson + Tied COACH OF THE YEAR COACH OF THE YEAR Bob Bain York Craig Boydell Western ROOKIE OF THE YEAR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Dean Labayen York Mike Ayanbadejo Guelph PLAYER OF THE YEAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR Ted Dongelmans Laurentian Titus Channer McMaster
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1997-98 Bishop's Gaiters NO NAME POS HT AGE Major YR FORMER SCHOOL HOMETOWN 32 Patrice Lemieux G/F 6'3 22 Psychology 3 Cegep de Sherb Sherbrooke PQ 23 Markus Rodousakis F 6'4 20 Bus Admin 2 The Heights Potomac MD 33 Rob Burns P 6'8 22 Bus Admin 4 John F. Ross PQ 50 Andrew Carter P 6'10 20 Pol Science 2 Trinity Coll Toronto ON 44 Brian Woods F 6'7 21 History 1 Dawson Coll Dorion PQ 42 Sam Rogers P 6'5 Bus Admin 3 JS Woodsworth Nepean ON 3 Joel Sherbino G/F 6'6 21 Social Sci 3 Aurora Woodbridge ON 34 Dwayne Ells F 6'3 18 Natural Sci 1 H Trimble Lutes Mtn NB 20 Shawn Craik G 6'2 18 Natural Sci 1 H Trimble Moncton NB 21 Sam Menard G 5'11 21 Bus Admin 2 Colonel By Orleans ON 12 Jamie Woods G 6'2 22 Bus Admin 4 Dawson Coll Elgin PQ 24 Stewart Clark F 6'5 24 Social Sci 5 Lisgar Colleg Masonville PQ 40 Kris Ruiter F 6'5 22 Bus Admin 4 John Abbott Hudson Hts PQ 4 Ryan Thorne PG 5'10 25 Social Sci 4 John Abbott Pierrefonds PQ 30 Remi Aucoin PG 6'1 22 Bus Admin 4 Cegep de Sherb Sherbrooke PQ 22 Greg Southward G 6'0 24 Geography 5 Ridgemont High Ottawa ON Head Coach: Eddie Pomykala Assistant Coach: Jeff Harris Student Assistant Coach: Chris Forsythe Manager: Tom Sutton
97/98 Laurentian Voyageurs No Name Pos Ht 11 Joey Turco GRD 5'11" 12 Leon Sutton GRD 6'0" 14 Patrick Brandt GRD 6'4" 15 Kevin Gordon GRD 6'0" 21 Dwayne Burton FWD 6'4" 22 Anthony Malcolm GRD 6'0" 23 Roan Biggs CNT 6'6" 24 Cory Bailey GRD 6'1" 33 Clifton Edwards GRD 6"2" 34 Adam Dusome FWD 6'3" 35 Theodore Dongelmans CNT 6'10" 44 Colin Crokam FWD 6'4" 45 Blaine Henderson PST 6'6" Head Coach: Peter Campbell Assistant: Shawn Swords Trainer: Shawna McNabb SportInfo: Deanna Seguin
97/98 Waterloo Warriors NO. NAME POS HT WT YR 3 Mark Eys F 6-5 200 4 5 Mano Watsa G 5-10 165 4 10 Marc Rigaux G 6-1 170 2 20 Tony Grant G 5-11 175 1 23 Dan Schipper C 6-9 215 2 24 Adam Kras G 6-0 155 1 32 Remy Donaldson F 6-5 200 3 33 Paul Kwiatkowski F 6-3 195 3 34 John Quinlan G 6-1 170 42 Mike Stroeder F 6-7 210 3 43 Derek Maat C 6-7 205 3 44 Mike Zavershnik C 6-8 195 2 54 Conrad Kreek F 6-5 190 1 55 Kieren Del Pasqua C 6-9 210 3 Head Coach: Tom Kieswetter Assistant Coaches: Curt Warkentin, Angelo Provenzano, Manager: Erin Chedd
|Friday March 20||Saturday March 21||Sunday March 22|
|4||McMaster||77||TSN Live!||1998 CIAU|
|Friday March 20||Saturday March 21||Sunday March 22|
|Att: 10,004||Att: 9,030||Att: 6,379||Total Att: 25,143|