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Men’s basketball: taking on Toronto in OUA quarter final playoffs

Thursday February 24, 2011

Men’s Basketball (11-11 OUA, 1-0 playoffs)
At Toronto(14-8 OUA, 0-0 playoffs) for OUA quarter final playoff game on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.

The Gee-Gees are one step farther in their OUA playoffs march, with the next battle coming in the form or OUA East No. 2 Toronto for an OUA quarter final playoff match.

The Gee-Gees ousted Laurentian 83-77 in their first round playoff game on Wednesday, February 23 with a strong performance from all five starters.

The Gee-Gees split their regular season games with Toronto, with the Varsity Blues stealing a 77-73 win at Montpetit Hall early in January while the Gee-Gees stole the most recent 94-71 win in Toronto.

“The key is not to look into the game we played two weeks ago,” said Derouin, “It’s going to be a completely different game and Toronto’s going to be a completely different team. They had already clinched second; they had nothing to play for. They rested tonight and they’re just going to be waiting for us in Toronto.”

Toronto earned a bye through the first round of playoffs, but this Saturday’s match-up has a lot on the line, as the winner will earn a place in the OUA Final Four at Windsor on March 4.

“Every time we play U of T we take over the gym with our alumni and family and friends,” noted Derouin on the team’s support in Toronto, “We hope it’ll be even double that [this] time and we’re hoping that same support will be there and it’ll feel like a home game.”

Stay tuned to www.geegees.ca for full coverage after the game. And for coverage during the game, tune in to www.ssncanada.ca for live internet streaming.