This weekend was a busy one for sure in the land of Canadian flavored basketball: both the CIS men's and CCAA men championships were decided, the NCAA Tournament started with quite a few Canadians (men and women) playing big roles on some teams, an FIBA interview with "Rock" Anderson and the Rainmen were playing their make up game against the Puerto Rico Capitaines. Find out all about it and more right here ...
Don't forget to show your support of our National Team for this summer's World Championships by checking out the Text To Give on your mobile phones ...Canada Basketball | CANADA BASKETBALL LAUNCHES TEXTTOGIVE CAMPAIGN TO MOBILIZE SUPPORT FOR 2010 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS
Here is a great look on Canada's Jermaine Anderson by FIBA TV. And check out Pops Mensah-Bonsu making waves over in Russia too ... FIBATV.com | FIBA | FIBA Video | FIBA World Basketball: 19 March 10
And a new look is coming to the World Championship website soon ... FIBA.com: 2010 FIBA World Championship Latest news
Now some NCAA stories ...
The Northern Touch…Round One | Flagrant Fouls
A good story on Rob Sacre ... He's no joke - College Basketball - Rivals.com
Gonzaga and Syracuse reap the rising influence of Canadian basketball | syracuse.com
Syracuse earns bragging rights on March Madness’ Canada Day
And check out two different takes on the 'Cuse vs. Gonzaga game from our SB Nation colleagues at The Slipper Still Fits right here and from Troy Nunes is an Absolute Macigician here.
In other news, the dynamic duo of Courtnay Pilypaitis and May Kotsoupolous led Vermont to their first every NCAA Tournament victory Sunday ... Women's Basketball : University of Vermont
And freshman Taryn Wijicowski led the Utah Utes to a win in the WNIT Sunday as well ... Utah Opens WNIT With 66-53 Win Over Saint Mary's - UTAH OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
And more NCAA women's news right here ...
Tamika Nurse takes long route to Bowling Green Falcons - ESPN
Bekkering gets second chance: Zags junior from Canada expects better showing at NCAAs " Canada Basketball, Raptors, NBA, CIS, NCAA, HIGH SCHOOL
And of course we have some news on our favorite Maritime minor league basketball team the Halifax Rainmen ...
Halifax Bounces Back - RAINMEN 104, CAPITANES 96 | Rainmen, Halifax, Puerto, Minutes, Rico, Rebounds, Points | haligonia.ca | H
Video Replay: Rainmen 106, Captianes 94 | Coverage, March, Captianes, Rainmen, Video, Replay, Rico | haligonia.ca | Halifax, No
A couple of high school stories here for you ...
Campus Watch: Canisius gains another committment
CBC News - Film - Film on Bathurst basketball team planned
Here are the headlines from the CIS Men's Championship weekend including the CIS Awards ...
CIS:UBC’s Whyte named player of the year
There's no place like home for T-Bird Kamar Burke - thestar.com
CIS:FINAL: CIS championship: No. 5 Huskies capture first W.P. McGee trophy
Huskies win CIS hoops crown | Other Sports | Sports | Toronto Sun
Huskies run over T-Birds to take national title
Huskies have reason to howl - thestar.com
Doug Smith's Toronto Raptors blog
And a great look at the Carleton rookies ... Talking to the rookies | www.charlatan.ca
And a great look at the overall picture by the folks at basketballbuzz.ca ... CIS Men's Basketball Final 8: Three-Year pilot gone wrong? Failure or Success? " Canada Basketball, Raptors, NBA, CIS, NCAA, HIGH SCHOOL
And here are the CCAA Women's results from their championships this weekend ... the Championship Game and Bronze Medal Game and the Awards for the season.
And because I love the way the CCAA men's championships were covered by the host school, we have the entire list of the last three days' festivities including the championships here ...
UNBC’s Gill earns MVP honours at CCAA men’s hardcourt championship
Championship game ... UNBC 96 - SAIT 63
Bronze medal game ... Humber 72 - Fanshawe 66
And a whole host of round robin games ... Sainte-Foy 79 - NAIT 93, Fanshawe 91 - Champlain 88, Humber 70 - MSVU 58, Champlain 67 - SAIT 69, UNBC 80 - MSVU 58, NAIT 63 - Humber 65, Fanshawe 88 - Ste-Foy 64, Humber 68 - SAIT 75