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March 15, 2009 19:20 ET

More Than 73,000 Fans Attend CIS FINAL 8 Men's Basketball Championship, Presented by Milk

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 15, 2009) - In conjunction with Canadian Interuniversity Sport and Scotiabank Place, the host organizing committee for the 2009 CIS Final 8 Men's Basketball Championship presented by Milk this evening announced that 15,852 fans attended the tournament's final session at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. Today's figure brings the three-day total to 73,126.

The Carleton University Ravens were crowned CIS champion and presented with the W.P. McGee Trophy following a 87-77 win over the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds on Sunday afternoon.

Results from CIS championship Sunday:

5th Place: No. 5 Ottawa 83 No. 7 Concordia 76

Final: No. 1 Carleton 87 No. 3 UBC 77

The tournament schedule, in addition to information regarding the week's activities, can be found by visiting http://www.universitysport.ca/e/final8/2009/index.cfm

Contact Information

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