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Wesmen men’s basketball team prepares for nationals

The No. 7-seed UWinnipeg Wesmen men’s basketball team are returning to nationals for the first time since 1993-94.

The Winnipeg Wesmen men’s basketball team will enter the national championship tournament as the 7-seed, it was announced Sunday.

The Wesmen, finalists of the Canada West conference, will return to nationals for the first time since 1993-94 and take on the No. 2-seed, and OUA champions, Ottawa Gee-Gees in a quarter-final game Friday, March 10 at 12:00 p.m. Winnipeg time. The game will be broadcast online via CBC Sports and CBC Gem. 

The Wesmen and Gee-Gees met earlier this season in the final of the Wesmen Classic with the Gee-Gees earning a 70-61 victory. 

Winnipeg enters the tournament as finalists of the Canada West after dropping the conference championship game Friday night in Victoria. 

The Gee-Gees beat crosstown rival Carleton in the OUA final on Saturday night. 

Complete seeding:

  1. Victoria Vikes (CW champions: 17-3 regular season, 3-0 playoffs)
  2. Ottawa Gee-Gees (OUA champions: 17-5, 3-0)
  3. Carleton Ravens (OUA finalists: 18-4, 2-1)
  4. STFX X-Men (AUS champions: 17-3, 2-0)
  5. Queen’s Gaels (at-large berth: 17-5, 2-1)
  6. UQAM Citadins (RSEQ champions: 10-6, 2-0)
  7. Winnipeg Wesmen (CW finalists: 15-5, 2-1)
  8. UPEI Panthers (AUS finalists, host berth: 15-1, 1-1)

Schedule (All times Central)

  • 10 a.m.: No. 6 UQAM vs. No. 3 Carleton
  • 12 p.m.: No. 7 Winnipeg vs. No. 2 Ottawa
  • 4 p.m.: No. 5 Queen’s vs. No. 4 STFX
  • 6 p.m.: No. 8 UPEI vs. No. 1 Victoria

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