A controversial new rule might have sweetened the subplots for the CIS Final 8 in Ottawa.
The possibility of the Carleton Ravens and Ottawa Gee-Gees meeting for the fourth time this season in the final next Sunday is possible, with the Ravens drawing the No. 1 seed while Ottawa is No. 3. But the draw for this country's university's men's basketball championship was shaped from the fallout from the 2012 bracket in Halifax. There was a big stink down east when the Acadia Axemen's reward for winning the AUS Final 6 was getting the eighth seed and being pitted against Carleton in the first round.
That prompted a rule that a conference champion cannot be seeded lower than sixth. So Carleton, with their backcourt brother act of Thomas and Phil Scrubb, will begin pursuit of a record ninth national title against none other than co-record holder for most championships, the Victoria Vikes, whom their father Lloyd won three national titles with in his youth. The other half of the bracket has aRead More »from Carleton, Cape Breton top seeds at CIS Final 8, where an all-Ottawa final is possible