Basketball: Carleton No. 1 in women's championship, Regina dinged for conference championship loss

The recency factor is strong with the seeding for the Bronze Baby. Carleton and Saskatchewan, the winners of the two big conferences, are seeded 1-2 whilst the automatic qualifiers from their conferences, third-seeded Queen's and fifth-seeded Regina, are not potential semifinal opponents.

By the way, whoever in the U Sports office did up the graphic might have wanted to display the teams in a way that illustrated the bracket. For a second it looked like Saskatchewan was playing Cape Breton.

Credit Mitchell Blair for intuiting that splitting up the eastern Ontario and the Saskatchewan teams would win the day!
That leaves us with the following itinerary for Thursday:
  • No. 3 Queen's vs. No. 6 Cape Breton, 3 p.m. ET
  • No. 2 Saskatchewan vs. No.. 7 Laval, 5 p.m. ET
  • No. 4 McGill vs. No. 5 Regina, 9 p.m. ET
  • No. 1 Carleton vs. No. 8 Victoria, 11 p.m. ET

In the post-mortem for the whole exercise, Saskatchewan was probably underestimated. Perhaps next time they will be estimated. The Huskies and Cougars, in fact, have the same 18-2 overall record since the third weekend of November. Carleton is 22-2 and Queen's is 20-3 over that span.

Sportsnet 360 will carry the final at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
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