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April 21, 2008 12:12 ET

Carleton Ravens to Host 2008 NCAA-Champion University of Kansas Jayhawks at Scotiabank Place

Gee-Gees to open doubleheader by facing South Alabama Jaguars

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 21, 2008) - Scotiabank Place announced today that it will host the Milk CAN-AM Shootout, a men’s university basketball pre-season doubleheader, featuring a game between the Carleton Ravens and the recently crowned NCAA national-champion University of Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, August 30, at 7 p.m.

Starting at $10, tickets go on sale Friday, April 25, at 10 a.m. 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 any Sport Experts location in the Ottawa-Gatineau area and at the Scotiabank Place box office.

A member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Big 12 Conference, the Jayhawks won the national title for the first time since 1988 on April 7, overcoming a nine-point second-half deficit before pulling away from the University of Memphis Tigers 75-68 in overtime at San Antonio’s Alamodome. One of four No. 1 seeds heading into the NCAA tournament, Kansas concluded its season ranked atop the final ESPN/USA Today coaches poll of the year with a record of 37-3.

Ranked No. 1 in Canada throughout the 2007-08 season and undefeated in regular-season play, Carleton advanced to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport semi-finals at last month’s Final 8 tournament, which was also held at Scotiabank Place. The Ravens won five consecutive national titles from 2003 to 2007.

The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees will host the University of South Alabama Jaguars (26-6) in the first game of the doubleheader at 5 p.m. Ottawa just missed qualifying for the 2008 CIS championship, falling 68-58 to the eventual champion Brock Badgers in the OUA bronze-medal game on March 9 in St. Catharines, Ont. South Alabama, which finished the 2007-08 season with the second-best record in the NCAA’s Sun Belt Conference, entered the national tournament as a 10th seed in the east region before losing to No. 7 Butler in the opening round.

Contact Information

  • Chris Moore, Scotiabank Place, 613-599-0326
    David Kent, Carleton University, 613-293-5368
    Dan Carle, University of Ottawa, 613-562-5800