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March 09, 2014 17:13 ET

Carleton Ravens claim fourth consecutive W.P. McGee Trophy at CIS Final 8 Men's Basketball Championship

Alberta Golden Bears awarded bronze medal after defeating Victoria Vikes 61-53

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 9, 2014) - The 2014 ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS Final 8 Men's Basketball Championship, hosted by the Carleton University Ravens, concluded today at Canadian Tire Centre with the bronze medal match and the championship game, which featured the top-seeded University of Ottawa Gee-Gees and the No. 2 Carleton Ravens. Over the course of the three-day tournament, 54,070 fans visited Canadian Tire Centre to witness the top basketball teams in Canada compete for the W.P. McGee Trophy.

With a 79-67 victory over the Ottawa Gee-Gees, the Carleton Ravens were crowned national champions - their fourth CIS title in as many years - and awarded the W.P. McGee Trophy. The Ravens were ranked No. 1 in the country throughout the season, before the Gee-Gees edged Carleton by one point in the OUA final, bringing an end to Carleton's 55-game winning streak. The four times the Ravens have failed to capture the OUA crown since 2003 (2006, 2007, 2011 and 2014), they rebounded to capture the CIS title in the national championships. Today's win marks the 10th CIS Final 8 title in Ravens history.

Results from CIS championship Sunday:

Bronze medal: No. 4 Victoria 53, No. 3 Alberta 61

Championship final: No. 2 Carleton 79, No. 1 Ottawa 67

For more information on the 2014 ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS Final 8 Men's Basketball Championship, including tournament results, news and statistics, please visit http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/mbkb/index.

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