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Weekend preview - MEN’S BASKETBALL

Friday January 23, 2009

MEN’S BASKETBALL (11-1 OUA, 20-6 overall): 
At Queen’s (6-7 OUA), Friday, January 23, 8:00 p.m.
At RMC (0-13 OUA), Saturday, January 24, 4:00 p.m.


uOttawa, on an 11-game win streak, is ranked a program-high No. 2 for a second consecutive week in the CIS Top-Ten.

The Gee-Gees, which have never been ranked No. 1, last reached No. 2 January 31, 2006.

Dave DeAveiro, who has a career regular season coaching record of 106-60 and is 163-103 overall in his eighth season as head coach, is four victories away from becoming the Gee-Gees all-time coaching wins leader.

Jack Eisenmann went 83-115 in the regular season and 166-221 overall while coaching Gee-Gees men’s basketball over 12 seasons from 1989-1990 to 2000-01.

The Gee-Gees are 5-3 against Queen’s over the last five seasons, having outscored the Gaels 506-465.

Since 2004, the Gee-Gees are 8-0 against RMC and have out-scored the Paladins 682-390.

Fourth-year guard Josh Gibson-Bascombe is the Gee-Gees top scorer and defender, averaging 17.33 points and eight rebounds-per-game.  Josh Wright, who played four regular season games with the Gee-Gees since joining the team late December, is close by with an average of 17 points-per-game, while fifth year centre Dax Dessureault is scoring 16.75 points per game.

The third 2009 MBNA Capital Hoops Classic games between Carleton and uOttawa in men`s and women`s basketball will take place Wednesday, January 28 at Scotiabank Place. The women`s game is at 6:00 p.m. and the men`s tip-off at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are available through HYPERLINK "" or 613-562-5800 x 4337.

The Score will provide television coverage of both games.