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March 20, 2010 22:51 ET

More Than 21,000 Fans Attend Day 2 of CIS FINAL 8 Men’s Basketball Championship, Presented by Milk

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 20, 2010) - In conjunction with Canadian Interuniversity Sport and Scotiabank Place, the host organizing committee for the 2010 CIS Final 8 Men's Basketball Championship presented by Milk this evening announced that a total of 21,006 fans attended the tournament's semifinal sessions on Saturday at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. Today's figure brings the two-day total to 41,942.

Two teams remain in the hunt for the W.P. McGee Trophy, which will be presented to the national champion following Sunday's final between the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds and the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.

Results from CIS championship semifinals:

Consolation #1: No. 2 Cape Breton 87 No. 6 Lakehead 65

Consolation #2: No. 4 Windsor 79 No. 8 UQAM 74

Semifinal #1: No. 3 UBC 77 No. 7 Calgary 63

Semifinal #2: No. 1 Carleton 82 No. 5 Saskatchewan 86

Doubleheader session tickets, which include entry to both of Sunday's games at Scotiabank Place, are available starting at $20.

Tickets for the 2010 CIS Final 8 Men's Basketball Championship, presented by Milk, are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.CapitalTickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Rideau Centre and Place d'Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location and at the Scotiabank Place box office.

The tournament schedule, in addition to information regarding the week's activities, can be found by visiting http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/mbkb.

Contact Information

  • Chris Moore, Scotiabank Place, 613-599-0326
    Michel Belanger, CIS, 613-562-5670 ext. 25