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March 14, 2008 23:05 ET

More than 31,000 Fans Attend Day 1 of CIS FINAL 8 Men's Basketball Championship, Presented by Milk

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 14, 2008) - In conjunction with Canadian Interuniversity Sport and Scotiabank Place, the host organizing committee for the 2008 CIS FINAL 8 Men's Basketball Championship, presented by Milk this evening announced that a total of 31,632 fans attended the tournament's quarter-final sessions on Friday at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa.

Four teams remain in the hunt for the W.P. McGee Trophy, which will be presented to the national champion following Sunday's final.

Results From CIS Championship quarter-finals:

Quarter-final #1: No. 3 Saint Mary's 70 No. 6 Western Ontario 75

Quarter-final #2: No. 2 UBC 78 No. 7 Brock 83

Quarter-final #3: No. 4 Laval 77 No. 5 Acadia 85

Quarter-final #4: No. 1 Carleton 66 No. 8 Alberta 57

Saturday's semi-final games at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. are single elimination matchups with the two winners advancing to Sunday afternoon's championship game at 3:30 p.m. The consolation semi-final session takes place earlier on Saturday with games at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., while the lone Sunday session also features the fifth-place game at 12:30 p.m.

Single-session tickets, which include entry to both of an individual session's games, start at $10 per ticket. Each of the three remaining sessions (six games in total) take place at Ottawa's Scotiabank Place.

Tickets can be purchased online at; 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.

The tournament schedule, in addition to information regarding the week's activities, can be found by visiting

Contact Information

  • Chris Moore, Scotiabank Place, 613-599-0326
    David Kent, Carleton University, 613-293-5368
    Michel Belanger, CIS, 613-562-5670 ext. 25