Our basketball playoff liveblogging gets started tonight, with Western (11-11) at McMaster (11-11) in the first round of the OUA playoffs. The winner of this game travels to play the GGOD[T]s or Lancers Saturday in an OUA quarterfinal, which is followed by the OUA Final Four in Hamilton on March 4 and 5.
In other words, the winner of tonight's game is two wins (albeit against, say, Lakehead and Carleton) away from the Final 8.
Mac comes into this one 18th in RPI; Western, 21st. The Marauders won both matchups by 14 or 15 points, including a 69-55 win in February after losing Scott Brittain for the year. It was the only time all year UWO scored fewer than 60 points (they averaged 75).
Join us at 7pm ET for the liveblog!