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Weekend preview: Men's basketball

Friday January 9, 2009

MEN’S BASKETBALL (7-1 OUA, 16-6 overall):
Host Ryerson (5-4 OUA), Friday, January 9, 8:00 p.m. (SSN Canada)
Host Toronto (6-3 OUA) Saturday, January 10, 8:00 p.m. (SSN Canada)

NOTES: 
- The Gee-Gees are ranked a season-high No. 4 in this week’s CIS Top-Ten, up from No. 5 going into the holiday break.

- “It means added pressure,” said Gee-Gees head coach David DeAveiro. ““Everyone wants to play you and wants to be beat you.

- Friday’s game marks the Gee-Gees regular season debut of fourth-year point guard Josh Wright, a transfer from Syracuse who joined uOttawa in late December. Wright, from Utica, New York, will wear No. 5. 

- Ottawa is 10 – 0 against Ryerson since the 2003-2004 season, outscoring the Rams a combined 796 – 658. 

- Ottawa is 5 - 5 against Toronto since the 2003 – 2004 season - 5 – 1 at home and 0-4 on the road. 

- Gee-Gees first-year guard Faysia Ibrahim is out for an undetermined period (knee).