Basketball's 2019-20 conference schedule announced

Basketball's 2019-20 conference schedule announced

CALGARY - The Canada West basketball schedule was unveiled Tuesday, with the Cougars home opener on Thursday, November 7th. MRU will start the season off with the highly anticipated "get school'd" game. Set for 11:00 am and 1:00 pm during the day, the basketball debut will have buses full of kids coming to cheer on the Cougars.

The men's side will push to make playoffs again after they accomplished this feat for the first time in their Canada West history last year. With a strong recruiting class and a solid core of returning athletes, the women will look to improve last year's record.

Other schedule highlights include a Thursday evening game against Lethbridge and a meeting with the Dinos for the last game of the season. This will be a date to mark in your calendars as Cougar's Senior Night will be a Crowchild Classic match-up.

For playoffs, the first round will remain unchanged, and will once again feature single-elimination games between the No. 5 through 12 seeds, while the top four seeds earn a bye. The teams advancing from the play-in round will be re-seeded 5-8 ahead of the revamped quarter-finals. Both the quarter-final and semifinal rounds have been compressed, both in terms of the number of games and weeks.

For fans looking to watch every conference game, 2019-20 Canada West TV passes are now on sale, with the best early-bird pricing available until the end of June. An all-access pass ($79.99), or a basketball sport pass ($31.99), can be purchased by clicking here.

Full Home Schedule:

Thursday November 7, 2019 11:00 AM 1:00 PM Regina MRU
Friday November 8, 2019 12:00 PM 2:00 PM Regina MRU
Friday November 29, 2019 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Victoria MRU
Saturday November 30, 2019 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Victoria MRU
Friday January 10, 2020 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Manitoba MRU
Saturday January 11, 2020 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Manitoba MRU
Thursday January 16, 2020 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Lethbridge MRU
Friday January 24, 2020 6:00 PM 8:00 PM UFV MRU
Saturday January 25, 2020 4:00 PM 6:00 PM UFV MRU
Saturday February 8, 2020 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Calgary MRU