After a breakthrough 2015-16 season, the Brock Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams are hoping to continue their climb up the OUA and CIS rankings. On June 13, the OUA announced its basketball schedule for both the men and women as their quest to an OUA Championship is set to begin on November 12.
Brock will open their season at home versus the Toronto Varsity Blues. The women’s game will tip-off at 6:00 p.m. and the men at 8:00 p.m in the Bob Davis Gymnasium. The two Brock teams will then travel to McMaster on Nov. 16 as the Badgers and Marauders will play one of their two season matchups. The start times for these games are again 6:00 p.m. for the women and 8:00 p.m. for the men.
The two teams will conclude their season on February 18, on the road versus Windsor. The two teams will play 19 total regular season games: nine home games and 10 games on the road. They’ll play six consecutive games on the road when they travel to Carleton and Ottawa in early December and then to Laurentian, Nipissing and Lakehead to begin January. Their longest home-stand will be three games, which will occur twice during the season.
Other important dates to remember for the 2016-17 season are listed below as the two Badger teams look to clinch a berth to the OUA playoffs for a second consecutive season.
Nov. 19: Brock will host divisional opponent Guelph Gryphons at Bob Davis with the women’s game tipping off at 1:00 p.m. and the men at 3:00 p.m.
Nov. 26: Brock and McMaster will conclude their two game seasonal series in the Bob Davis Gym with the women getting started at 1:00 p.m. and men at 3:00 p.m.
December 2-3: To include the first semester portion of the season, Brock Basketball will travel to Ottawa for their back to back games against the Ravens and Ottawa Gee-Gee’s. On Dec. 2 Brock will play the CIS Champion Ravens and Dec. 3 will feature Brock versus Ottawa.
January 6-14: Brock Badgers will hit the road for a four-game road trip to begin 2017. They’ll head to Sudbury, Ontario on Jan. 6 to play Laurentian, then on Jan. 7 they’ll play Nipissing and on Jan. 13 and 14, they’ll travel to Thunder Bay to play two divisional games against Lakehead.
Jan. 27: Brock will host the 2015-16 OUA Champion Ryerson Rams. Games will tip-off at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Jan. 28: Brock will play their second game versus divisional opponent Guelph. This time they’ll be on the road with game start times at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Brock Men’s Basketball is also slated to travel to Costa Rica this summer for a few exhibition games after a successful trip to Sweden last year. They’ll also play Niagara College on October 5 in Welland as an exhibition game.
For Brock Women’s Basketball, they’re still without a head coach after the departure of long-time coach Si Khounviseth. Brock Athletics has not announced when they’ll name a new coach, but the search has been ongoing for the last couple months. They have not released a pre-season schedule.
Also, after hosting two games at the Meridian Centre last season Brock Athletics have not announced which, if any games will be played at the downtown St. Catharines arena.
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