There used to be a political chant, The West Wants In. In OUA basketball, the chant, emanating from somewhere in the vicinity of the Niagara Escarpment, is The West Wants An Easier Road To Nationals. The OUA heard it, which was inevitable, but unfortunately, they chose to apply it.

The men's basketball regular-season standings were revealing enough about how the conference tilts eastward. The East teams have two all-but-assured losses against Carleton and one fewer regular-season game than West teams, who get the free spaces on the bingo card in the form of the Algoma Thunderbirds. Regardless, the East's fourth-placed Laurentian had 16 wins, while the West's second-placed Western had 15.

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