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March 3, 2019 | Basketball (M)

Stingers go to men's basketball nationals as No. 6 seed

The Concordia Stingers men's basketball team will go into the U SPORTS Final 8 championship in Halifax March 8-10 as the No. 6 seed.

Concordia will meet the Ryerson Rams, the OUA finalists, in the quarterfinals. The game is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on March 8 at the Scotiabank Centre.

“It’s going to be a good experience for us,” said head coach Rastko Popvic. “It’s where we thought we’d be. Ryerson is a very athletic team, a lot like UQAM only taller. It will be a very different contrast in play between us and them.”

This is the first time since 2012 that the Stingers have reached the Final 8 tournament. That year they entered the fray as the No. 3 seed.

Seeding Men’s Basketball Final 8

  • 1. Carleton – OUA champions
  • 2. Calgary – Canada West champions
  • 3. Ryerson – OUA finalists
  • 4. UBC – Canada West finalists
  • 5. Dalhousie – AUS champions
  • 6. Concordia – RSEQ champions
  • 7. Saint Mary’s – AUS finalists
  • 8. Alberta - Wildcard