All ‘Huskies’ semifinal features Saskatchewan and Saint Mary’s

Photo Credit: CIS WBB Final 8
Photo Credit: CIS WBB Final 8

FREDERICTON – The second seeded University of Saskatchewan Huskies will tip-off semifinal Saturday at the Richard J. Currie Center against the third seeded Saint Mary's University Huskies.

Saturday's first semifinal, set for 12 p.m. AT (9 a.m. SK), will be broadcast live on Sportsnet ONE. The game is also available on a pay-per-view basis at CIS-SIC.tv.

Saskatchewan is looking to return to the CIS Championship game for the first time since 2010-11. 

Saturday's meeting will be a rematch of the 2013-14 semifinal when Saint Mary's defeated Saskatchewan 67-54 in Windsor, Ont.

CHAMPIONSHIP WEBSITE: http://en.cis-sic.ca/championships/wbkb/index

Saskatchewan advanced to the 2016 semifinal by running away from the Ottawa Gee-Gees in the fourth quarter of their quarter-final matchup. The Huskies outscored Ottawa 25-13 in the final 10 minutes to take a 73-62 decision.

QF #1 Recap: http://en.cis-sic.ca/championships/wbkb/2016/releases/qf1

QF #1 Box Score: http://en.cis-sic.ca/championships/wbkb/2016/boxscores_champ/20160317_viqn.xml

Saint Mary's erased an 11-point halftime deficit against the Canada West bronze medalist Alberta Pandas to squeak out a 63-62 victory in Thursday's second quarter-final.

QF #2 Recap: http://en.cis-sic.ca/championships/wbkb/2016/releases/qf2

QF #2 Box Score: http://en.cis-sic.ca/championships/wbkb/2016/boxscores_champ/20160317_daco.xml

Also advancing on Thursday was the top seeded McGill Martlets. The host UNB Varsity Reds didn't make it easy on the Martlets, but ultimately came up on the short end of a 58-52 result. In another tight quarter-final matchup the fifth seeded Ryerson Rams upended the fourth seeded and Canada West finalist Regina Cougars 73-70.

Full Schedule & Results: http://en.cis-sic.ca/championships/wbkb/2016/championship