The University of Saskatchewan Huskies will host the 17th annual Graham Construction Shootout October 15-17 at the Physical Activity Complex.
The Concordia University Stingers (RSEQ), the University of Windsor Lancers (OUA) and the University of Regina Cougars will all participate in this year’s tournament.
Saskatchewan has enjoyed success in as hosts in recent years. The Huskies have taken the tournament title for six straight seasons and have won eight times since the inaugural event in 1999. The Huskies all-time record in the tournament is 30-18.
The Huskies have faced all three teams at the event before. Saskatchewan is 6-1 against the Cougars, 1-2 against the Lancers and winless at 0-3 against the Stingers.
Concordia makes their fourth appearance in the Shootout. The Stingers are 4-5 all-time in the event. The Stingers are 4-0 in non-conference action this season against CIS competition including a 3-0 performance at the Concordia Classic last weekend.
Windsor returns to Saskatoon for their fourth appearance in the tournament and their first since 2011. The Lancers are 4-5 all-time at the Graham Shootout. The Lancers have yet to face a CIS opponent, but are 4-0 in non-conference games this season.
Regina is a seven-time participant in the preseason tournament with an overall record of 8-13. The Cougars last appearance was in 2012. The Cougars are 3-0 against non-conference competition this season. This weekend will be the first action against CIS teams for Regina.
Saskatchewan is 4-1 in non-conference play to open the season. The Huskies won the Guy Vetrie Memorial Basketball Tournament with a 3-0 record. In the tournament, the green and white defeated the UFV Cascades, the reigning Canada West Champion Victoria Vikes and the defending CIS Champion Carleton Ravens in an 82-80 thriller.
The Huskie participated in the Calgary Cup last weekend losing their first contest of the season to the Calgary Dinos before rebounding with a win over the Mount Royal Cougars.
Thursday, October 15
Windsor vs. Regina – 5 p.m.
Concordia vs. Saskatchewan – 7 p.m.
Friday, October 16
Concordia vs. Regina – 5 p.m.
Windsor vs. Saskatchewan – 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 17
Windsor vs. Concordia – 5 p.m.
Regina vs. Saskatchewan – 7 p.m.