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Route 90 Showdown Swings To CMU

The Blazers jumped into 2012 last weekend at the NIAC-MCAC Crossover Tournament in Bemidji with mixed results. The CMU men suffered a narrow loss in their opener against the Trinity Lions and fought back with wins over Turtle Mountain and Assiniboine to win the consolation-side of the bracket. For the CMU women, the tournament spelled two losses at the hands of Turtle Mountain and the College Wesmen, but the CMU women’s overall-performance was promising and there is definitely optimism as the team enters the second-half of the MCAC season.

This weekend the stakes heat up when the Blazers host the Red River Rebels. The Rebels and Blazers have perhaps the most storied college basketball rivalry in Manitoba with the two teams being the only remaining original MCAC basketball teams. Providence University College recently returned to competitive play in the conference and new programs at the University of Winnipeg and Assinboine Community College now make up the provincial competition for CMU and Red River.

In their previous series, back in November, The CMU women were defeated by the Rebels at Notre Dame Campus while the CMU men swept Red River for their fourth and fifth consecutive conference victories. The third-place Blazer women (3-5) will look to cushion their lead over fourth-place Providence and gain ground on the second-place Rebels (5-2)

The CMU men will officially welcome back fifth-year forward Nick Miller to the team on Friday night.  Miller spent the last two season with the Manitoba Bisons of the CIS and has returned to his roots for his final season of university eligibility. CMU (5-3) sits tied for top-spot in the conference and will be looking to build on a five-game win streak against the third-place Rebels (3-3).

Friday – Red River at CMU 6PM (women) 8PM (men)

Saturday – Red River at CMU 2PM (women) 4PM (men)


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