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March 16, 2008 00:40 ET

More Than 32,000 Fans Attend Day 2 of CIS FINAL 8 Men's Basketball Championship, presented by Milk

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 16, 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 32,872 fans attended the tournament's semifinal sessions at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. Today's figure brings the two-day total to 64,504. More than 9,300 tickets have already been sold for Sunday's final.

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 Brock University Badgers and the Acadia University Axemen.

Results from CIS championship semifinals:

Consolation #1: No. 2 UBC 78 No. 3 Saint Mary's 74

Consolation #2: No. 4 Laval 87 No. 8 Alberta 79

Semifinal #1: No. 6 Western Ontario 75 No. 7 Brock 85

Semifinal #2: No. 1 Carleton 80 No. 5 Acadia 82 2OT

Single-session tickets, which include entry to both of Sunday's session, start at $10 per ticket.

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