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Men's basketball at McMaster and Lakehead

Friday November 27, 2009

Men’s Basketball (4-2 OUA, 13-6 overall)


At McMaster (5-1 OUA) Friday, November 27, 8:00 p.m.

At Lakehead (6-0 OUA) Saturday, November 28, 8:00 p.m.



*“This will be a very tough road weekend,” said head coach Dave DeAveiro.

*uOttawa is currently tied with Toronto for the No. 2 spot in the OUA East.

*uOttawa finished last weekend with two wins, against Waterloo (3-3 OUA) and Laurier (1-5 OUA)

*Third-year centre Mathieu Riendeau (Ottawa, Ont.) was this week’s uOttawa athlete of the week. Riendeau combined for 30 points, 24 rebounds and was a perfect 6-6 from the free throw line last weekend.

*Lakehead and McMaster are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in the OUA West.

*McMaster is ranked No. 3 in the nation.

*First-year forward Akeem Gardner (Brampton, Ont.) is currently suffering a knee injury. It will be a game-time decision whether he will play.

*These will be the final regular-season games of the semester; teams will begin intra-conference play in the New Year.

*“If we win these two games it’s because we will have earned it...The kids are looking forward to it; [they want] to prove to themselves and the country whether they are among the elite,” added DeAveiro.