The Bison men’s basketball team split, while the women lost both against the University of Regina Cougars in their home opening series.
Bison men’s basketball
There was a plethora of University of Manitoba teams away from the familiar confines of the Wayne Fleming Arena or IGAC this weekend.
Playing professional basketball has always been a dream for former Bison guard AJ Basi.
Bison guard Justus Alleyn is heading to China for the 2017 Summer Universiade that will take place in August.
This past season, the two local products helped lead the herd back to nationals for the first time since 1985.
Through his first eight seasons, Schepp has led the herd to the playoffs five times.
The Bisons dropped their opening game to the McGill Redmen 63-53 on Thursday, and were sent to the consolation bracket where they fell 92-84 in the semi-finals to the Calgary Dinos on Friday.
With the win in the semi-finals, Manitoba has clinched a spot at the U Sports final eight in Halifax that will take place from March 9 to 12.
They won a close game 79-75 on Thursday, and took a 98-96 overtime victory on Friday night.
The University of Manitoba men’s basketball team has qualified for the playoffs, and will be the fifth seed.