The University of Winnipeg College Wesmen basketball teams have been battling teams from Red River College, Assiniboine College (women only), Canadian Mennonite University, Providence College and Oak Hills Christian College (men only) all season in the Manitoba College Athletic Conference (MCAC).
As their seasons wrapped up in February, they are now looking toward the playoffs.
In their first season, both men’s and women’s College Wesmen teams finished their seasons with impressive winning records.
The College Wesmen men dropped only one game during the regular season in a two-point overtime loss to Red River College.
With their 13-1 record, the men’s college team is looking forward to playoffs, which begin in two weeks.
On Friday, March 11, the College Wesmen men’s team will play in the semi-final at Providence College.
If they win on Friday, they will move on to the league championship on Saturday, March 12.
College Wesmen post Cameron Roche is excited for playoffs, and believes that if the team prepares well, they have a great shot at the championship.
“We are heavily favoured, but that doesn’t really matter in playoffs because it’s anyone’s game,” he said. “But we’ll work hard in practice to be ready.”
The College Wesmen women’s team, who finished with a record of 13-2, will also begin playoffs on March 11.
Head coach Suki Chhoeun said the coaching staff want to keep the team focused over the next week of practices.
“What we can take care of today is what’s going to help us in playoffs,” she said. “It’s a matter of staying focused on the task at hand. What we can accomplish today will benefit us tomorrow.”