CIS Final 8

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 48

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 48

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

(Courtesy of Khristel Stecher)

Ryerson men’s basketball team was ranked No. 1, won bronze at nationals

The Ryerson men’s basketball team ended a record-setting year with a bronze medal at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) tournament in Vancouver last weekend. While the team didn’t meet its goal of winning a gold medal, it is still optimistic about what its finish means for the future of basketball at Ryerson. “It was a crazy ride,” said Rams guard […]

(Courtesy James West Photography for CIS)

Ryerson women’s basketball team wins silver and makes history

The Ryerson women’s basketball team made history this year by being the school’s first team to make it to the final championship game at the national level. Unfortunately for the Rams, they lost a close game to the University of Saskatchewan 85-71, and won silver. The team had an underdog run throughout the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championship. Although they […]

Rams Aaron Best (12) drives on Dinos Thomas Cooper (2) in CIS semifinal. (Courtesy Alex D'Addesse/Rams Athletics)

LIVE BLOG: Ryerson men take on Dalhousie Tigers in CIS bronze medal game

VANCOUVER – The Ryerson men’s basketball team will take on the Dalhousie Tigers tonight at 5 p.m. EST in a fight for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) bronze medal. Follow The Ryersonian’s live blog below for exclusive interviews, in-depth coverage and much more!  

The Ryerson women's basketball team poses with their sister team, fans and their new silver medals. (Rebecca Goss/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson women defeated in CIS final, settle for silver

“They are forever champions, just not CIS champions” said Rams Coach Carly Clarke of the OUA winning women’s basketball team.

Ammanuel Diressa avoids Dino Jasdeep Gill.  (courtesy Alex D'Addese Rams Athletics)

Ryerson men’s basketball playing for national bronze against Dalhousie

The Rams play in the consolation bronze medal game at 5 p.m. EST. against Dalhousie University. Rams coach Patrick Tatham said the magic ran out against the Calgary Dinos.

The Ryerson women's basketball team will move on to the gold medal game after defeatign McGill University Saturday afternoon. (Rebecca Goss/Ryersonian Staff)

LIVE BLOG: Women’s CIS basketball final

FREDERICTON – The Ryerson Rams face off against the Saskatchewan Huskies in the CIS gold medal game at 12 p.m. EST on Sunday March 20. This is the first time a Ryerson varsity team in any sport has made it to the finals of a national championship. Be sure to tune into the live blog below for video, interviews and more. […]

The Ryerson Rams will advance to the gold medal game with a win against Calgary Saturday night. (Courtesy Jeremy Johnson-Silvers)

Preview: Ryerson faces University of Calgary in CIS Final 8 semifinals

VANCOUVER – The Ryerson Rams will focus on a brighter start Saturday night when they square up against the University of Calgary Dinos in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Final 8 semifinals. The fourth-seeded Dinos were the winners of the Canada West division. They beat McGill University on Thursday to advance to the semifinal game against the Rams. Led by Thomas […]

(Nicholas Raponi/Ryersonian Staff)

LIVE BLOG: Ryerson takes on the University of Calgary in men’s CIS semifinal

VANCOUVER – The Ryerson men’s basketball team will face off against the University of Calgary in semifinal action tonight at 8:30 p.m. EST. Follow The Ryersonian’s live blog below:  

(Rebecca Goss/Ryersonian Staff)

Rams tip off against No. 1-ranked McGill in CIS semifinal

FREDERICTON – Ryerson’s women’s basketball Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) semifinal matchup will pit the Rams against a team that they have not played more than five years. The Rams will face off against the McGill Martlets, the top seed in the tournament, on Saturday March 19 at 1:30 p.m. EST. The fifth-seed Rams will be playing for an underdog win and […]

by Rebecca Goss· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
(Rebecca Goss/Ryersonian Staff)

LIVE BLOG: Ryerson women take on McGill in CIS semifinal

The Ryerson women’s basketball team takes on the McGill University Martlets Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in semifinal action. Check out live blog below.  

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 47

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 47

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

(Nicholas Raponi/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson men win CIS Game 1 in OT thriller

VANCOUVER – The Ryerson men’s basketball team has advanced to the semifinal round at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships after defeating the University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds 109-101 in overtime on Thursday night. Led by guard Adika Peter-McNeilly’s 25 points, the Rams were able to withstand the hostile environment that the UBC fans created in the game. JV […]

(Rebecca Goss/Ryersonian Staff)

Women’s basketball team wins CIS game 1, advances to semifinals

FREDERICTON – Ryerson’s women’s basketball team defeated the University of Regina Cougars Thursday night 73-70 in game 1 of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships. It is the first time the Rams have reached this stage in the nationals. “This year has just been one year to remember,” said Keneca Pingue-Giles, who was named CIS player of the year Wednesday night. […]

The women's basketball team punched themselves a ticket to the CIS championships after winning gold at the OUA final on Sunday. (Courtesy Greg Mason)

LIVE BLOG: Women’s CIS Basketball Championships Game 1

The Ryerson Rams face off against the Regina Cougars in the quarter-final game of the CIS Women’s Basketball Championship in Fredericton, N.B., at 8 p.m. EST on March 17. The Cougars are seeded fourth and the Rams are seeded fifth in the tournament. Winner will head to the semifinals on Saturday March 19.

(Courtesy James West/Ryerson Athletics)

Q&A: Player of the Year, Keneca Pingue-Giles

The Ryersonian spoke with fifth-year Rams basketball guard Keneca Pingue-Giles at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Final 8 in Fredericton, to discuss the competition and being named CIS Player of the Year. You’re back at Nationals, how does it feel? It feels great. It also feels much better that we’ve actually won an OUA (Ontario University Athletics) championship, so we […]

by Rebecca Goss· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
(Courtesy Alex D'Addese)

Rams’ Patrick Tatham named CIS Coach of the Year

Ryerson men’s basketball coach Patrick Tatham has been named the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) coach of the year. This comes just a few days after he was named the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) coach of the year after leading the Rams to their first OUA title. After spending five years as an assistant coach under Roy Rana, Tatham is making […]

(Courtesy Bryan Meler)

Men’s CIS preview: Most coaches still pick Carleton to win nationals

The Rams are ranked No. 1 heading to the national championships at UBC, so why are most coaches still picking Carleton University to win it all again?

The women's basketball team punched themselves a ticket to the CIS championships after winning gold at the OUA final on Sunday. (Courtesy Greg Mason)

Preview: Women’s CIS basketball championship

Last year’s national-championship-winning coach said the Rams’ physicality could take them a long way

(Courtesy Blake Chorley/Ryerson Athletics)

Rams’ Keneca Pingue-Giles named CIS Player of the Year

Rams women’s basketball guard Keneca Pingue-Giles was named Player of the Year at the Canadian University Sport (CIS) All-Canadian Awards Wednesday night. She is the first Ryerson female athlete to win this award. Pingue-Giles was also given this honour at the Ontario University Athletics championships on March 13, where she also won Defensive Player of the Year. This is her fifth […]

(Courtesy Bryan Meler)

LIVE BLOG: Men’s CIS Basketball Championships Game 1

The Ryerson Rams face off against the UBC Thunderbirds in the quarter-final game of the CIS Men’s Basketball Championship in Vancouver, B.C. at 11 p.m. EST on March 17. The Thunderbirds are seeded eighth and the Rams are seeded first in the tournament. Winner will head to the semifinals on Saturday March 19.    

(Courtesy Bryan Meler)

Ryerson men’s basketball team wins first OUA Wilson Cup

  The Ryerson men’s basketball team won its first OUA Wilson Cup, with a 73-68 victory over the Carleton Ravens. Aaron Best led the way with 21 points, as the Rams made a comeback from a 13-point deficit they faced at halftime. Ryerson won the second half 46-28, by only allowing Carleton to convert on 24.3 per cent of their […]

by Bryan Meler· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
Interim Men's Basketball Head Coach Patrick Tatham talks with team during a timeout against the Humber Hawks on Aug. 31, 2015. (Alex D'Addese /Ryerson Rams Athletics)

VIDEO: Tatham ready to lead Rams men’s basketball team his way

Patrick Tatham is the interim head coach of the Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team for the 2015-16 season. Victoria Nguyen sat down with him to talk about who he is and what he plans to bring to the Rams in his increased role.

CIS basketball needs Toronto for it to grow. (Iram Partap/Ryersonian Staff)

Toronto needs to get behind CIS Final 8 for tournament to reach next level

Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) basketball isn’t the NCAA. The CIS Final 8 is not March Madness. It also doesn’t have to be. The tournament may never reach the lofty heights in revenue and viewership of its U.S. counterpart. But the Final 8 took a big step this year, to get where it can. It took place in Toronto, something that […]

Carleton defeats Ottawa for CIS men’s basketball title

Carleton defeats Ottawa for CIS men’s basketball title

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by Alex Lyle· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
Kadeem Green from the Ryerson Rams scores in the first half of the bronze medal game. (Courtesy of Marija Petrovic/Ryersonian Staff)

Game Recap: Rams Take the Bronze Against Victoria Vikes

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Game Recap: Rams fall to Ottawa Gee-Gees

Game Recap: Rams fall to Ottawa Gee-Gees

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by Alex Lyle· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
Game Recap: Carleton Ravens dominate Victoria Vikes in semis

Game Recap: Carleton Ravens dominate Victoria Vikes in semis

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by Alex Lyle· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports

Windsor advance to consolation final with win over Bishop’s

The Windsor Lancers advanced to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) consolation final with a 91-80 win over Bishop’s. The Lancers had tremendous balance with seven players, including all five starters scoring in double figures, highlighted by 13 points apiece from Alex Campbell and Rotimi Osuntola. In contrast to Windsor, Bishop’s only had two players score in double figures. Mike Andrews […]

by Pierce O'Leary· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports

Saskatchewan beat Dalhousie to advance to consolation final

The Saskatchewan Huskies booked their ticket to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) consolation final with a 90-79 victory over the Dalhousie Tigers. The Huskies were the beneficiaries of a stellar performance by fourth-year guard Evan Ostertag who scored a team-high 32 points on 60 per cent shooting from the floor. Dadrian Collins also chipped in with 21 points and fifth-year […]

by Pierce O'Leary· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
Game Recap: Bishop’s Gaiters vs. Ottawa Gee-Gees

Game Recap: Bishop’s Gaiters vs. Ottawa Gee-Gees

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by Alex Lyle· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
Game Recap: Ryerson Rams women’s basketball team falls to UBC Thunderbirds in national quarterfinal

Game Recap: Ryerson Rams women’s basketball team falls to UBC Thunderbirds in national quarterfinal

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by Danielle Gresko· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
Game Recap: Rams cruise past Lancers to advance to national semifinal

Game Recap: Rams cruise past Lancers to advance to national semifinal

The Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team defeated the number-two seed Windsor Lancers, 82-68, Thursday night to advance to the national semifinal. The Rams controlled the game from start to finish thanks to an impressive defensive performance and a potent transition attack that frustrated the Lancers. The Rams were led by Jahmal Jones who tied the game-high with 20 points and […]

by Pierce O'Leary· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
Game Recap: Victoria Vikes vs. Dalhousie Tigers

Game Recap: Victoria Vikes vs. Dalhousie Tigers

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by Monique Hutson· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
Game Recap: Carleton University Ravens vs. University of Saskatchewan Huskies

Game Recap: Carleton University Ravens vs. University of Saskatchewan Huskies

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by Steven Gelis· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
2015 CIS Final 8 bracket

2015 CIS Final 8 bracket

Click on each game for more information on the teams. RELATED: Don’t miss our live blog of the CIS Men’s Basketball Quarterfinals: Ryerson Rams vs. Windsor Lancers To read more previews for the CIS Final 8, click here.

by Marija Petrovic· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
Kadeem Green contributed 12 points for Ryerson at last Saturday's OUA quarter-final game against the Laurier Golden Hawks. (Courtesy of Ryerson Athletics)

Previews for each team playing in the CIS Final 8

#7 RYERSON RAMS The Team: Ryerson will be making its first CIS final eight appearance since the 2011-2012 season. Ryerson spent much of the season ranked third in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), finishing with a 17-2 regular season record. The Rams suffered back-to-back losses to rivals Ottawa and Carleton in late November, but rebounded with 11 straight wins to close […]