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Cary Mellon

After a two week hiatus of action on campus, Heat athletics is back for one more weekend before winter break. This weekend the Heat basketball teams will have their CIS/Canada West home openers. The men’s and women’s volleyball team’s will take to the road and head to the lower mainland to play two games in Langley versus the Trinity Western Spartans.

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Basketball (Men’s and Women’s)

This weekend the basketball teams will attempt to defend their home court for the first time in the Canada West season; for the women’s team it will actually be their first action at UBC’s Okanagan campus, having not played any preseason in Kelowna.

In women’s basketball on Friday Nov. 25 the Heat (0-4) will host the University of Regina Cougars, the Cougars are the number one ranked team in the nation and undefeated (5-0) in league play, tipoff is set for 6 p.m. UBC Okanagan Heat men’s basketball team (0-4) will follow the women and try to handle Regina (2-3), action begins at 8 p.m. Big White will be the feature sponsor during halftime of the men’s basketball game with an exciting weekend give-away; one lucky fan will have the opportunity to win a Big White package that includes accommodations, rentals, and lift tickets for 4 people.

Saturday the UBC Okanagan Heat basketball teams will matchup against the University of Brandon Bobcats. The Bobcats will face the Heat Nov. 26. The women ‘Cats are currently 0-6 and will play the Heat at 6 p.m. The men’s game will feature the 2-4 Bobcats versus the Heat at 8 p.m. Saturday night is Steve Nash league night, and all players in the Steve Nash youth league will be invited out to UBC’s Okanagan campus for the games.

If you can’t be there you can watch the games live at: www.canadawest.tv

Volleyball (Men’s and Women’s)

The volleyball teams are in for another stiff challenge on the road against Trinity Western University. The Spartans are ranked tenth for the women’s volleyball team and the men are the top ranked team in the nation. The women’s match will be Friday Nov. 25 at 6 p.m., they play again Saturday at 5 p.m.; the men will face off against the 6-0 Spartans Friday at 8 p.m., and then Saturday at 7 p.m. All games will be played in the Langley Events Centre.

Catch the games online live at: www.canadawest.tv

Men’s Volleyball (National Rankings)

CIS Top Ten Tuesday: the UBC Okanagan Heat men’s volleyball team is still the ninth ranked team in the nation, and did not lose a spot in the ranking in their bye week.

Click here for complete rankings from the CIS: http://english.cis-sic.ca/top_10_releases/2011-12/20111122-top10-12