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Men’s basketball : Host the Jack Donohue Tip-Off Tournament

Thursday October 22, 2009

MEN’S BASKETBALL (0-0 OUA, 7-2 overall)

Host the Jack Donohue Tip-off Tournament Friday, October 23 to Sunday, October 25 at Montpetit Hall (125 University) (SSN Canada)


Host Cape Breton Friday, October 23, 8:00 p.m.

Host Toronto Saturday, October 24, 8:00 p.m.

Host Bishop’s Sunday, October 25, 2:00 p.m.





This year marks the 35th year of the annual tournament, which originally began in 1974.


Teams participating in this year’s tournament are: Bishop’s University, University of Toronto and University of Cape Breton.


 “We try to change up the teams [in the tournament] from year to year,” said head coach Dave DeAveiro. Last year the tournament hosted McGill, UPEI and Guelph.


This will be the first time the Gee-Gees compete against the University of Cape Breton.


The McGill Redmen scored a three-point basket with only 16.6 seconds left in the game to defeat the Gee-Gees 75-74 in the championship game of the Jack Donohue Tip-off last year.


uOttawa alumnus Dax Dessureault (Embrun, Ont.) was named one of the tournament all-stars.


The full game schedule and ticket prices can be found online at