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SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENT: Season opens at home November 3

Wednesday July 5, 2017
Team caucus of head coach and team meeting.
Marc Bourget

Ontario University Athletics has announced the 2017-18 regular season schedule for basketball. The Gee-Gees regular season tips off November 3 at home against Algoma followed by a November 4 matchup against Guelph at Montpetit Hall.

The OUA conference has realigned into two divisions, East and West. Ottawa will play each of its seven East Division opponents twice, with all of those games coming in 2018 with the exception of one game against Carleton in November. The single matchup cross-over play with the West Division rounds out the 23-game schedule.

The other major change is the splitting of the final rounds of the OUA Playoffs into two weekends with the semi finals taking place one week before the Critelli Cup Championship final.

The Bytown Battle continues against Carleton on November 22 at the Ravens’ Nest before the two rivals face off on February 2 for the 12th edition of the Capital Hoops Classic at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The 2017-18 Gee-Gees season will be the tenth under head coach Andy Sparks, who holds a 134-53 regular season career record. Last season Ottawa was 13-6 in regular season play, reaching the conference quarterfinals.

Regular Season Schedule (*East Division Game):

Nov. 3 vs. Algoma

Nov. 4 vs. Guelph

Nov. 10 at Laurier

Nov. 11 at Waterloo

Nov. 17 vs. Western

Nov. 18 vs. Windsor

Nov. 22 at Carleton (Bytown Battle)*

Nov. 25 at Lakehead

Dec. 1 at Brock

Dec. 2 at McMaster

Jan. 5 vs. Toronto*

Jan. 6 vs. Ryerson*

Jan. 12 at York*

Jan. 13 at Queen’s*

Jan. 19 vs. Nipissing*

Jan. 20 vs. Laurentian*

Jan. 26 at Ryerson*

Jan. 27 at Toronto*

Feb. 2 vs. Carleton (Capital Hoops Classic)*

Feb. 9 at Laurentian*

Feb. 10 at Nipissing*

Feb. 16 vs. Queen’s*

Feb. 17 vs. York*

Feb. 21 OUA Playoff Round 1

Feb. 24 OUA Quarter-Finals

Feb. 28 OUA Semi-Finals

Mar. 3 Critelli Cup