A pair of B.C. Colleges Athletic Association rivals, the UNBC Northern Timberwolves and UBC-Okanagan Heat, are scheduled to hit the basketball court today at the Northern Sport Centre.
The host Timberwolves and Kelowna-based Heat will hit the hardwood for a 3 p.m. game, the second contest of Day 2 of the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association men’s basketball championship.
The last time the Heat played the Timberwolves at the Northern Sport Centre, they edged the home team 67-66 in a regular season contest on Nov. 22.
The Heat won both games against UNBC during the regular season, as they also downed the Timberwolves 91-74 in a Feb. 7 game in Kelowna.
The Timberwolves and Heat both lost their opening games of the tournament on Saturday evening to miss out on a chance at gold, but either team can finish as high as third in the eight-team tournament.
The winner of the afternoon contest plays at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The loser plays in the seventh-place game on Sunday at 2 p.m.
In Saturday’s other consolation bracket game, the Algonguin College Thunder (Ottawa) meet the Montmorency College Nomades (Laval, Que.) at 1 p.m.
In the championship bracket, the Mount Royal College Cougars (Calgary) are scheduled to hit the court against the Humber College Hawks (Toronto) at 6 p.m., while the Champlain College Cavaliers (Saint Lambert, Que.) and Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics (Halifax) wrap up the day’s schedule with a game at 8 p.m.