The University of Lethbridge Pronghorn men’s basketball team looks to cement their place in the Canada West playoffs, hosting the UBCO Heat in their final home games of the regular season.
Coming off a road sweep of the Victoria Vikes last weekend, the Lethbridge Pronghorn men’s basketball team looks to cement their place in the Canada West playoffs, hosting the UBCO Heat in their final home games of the regular season. The Pronghorns and Heat will hit the hardwood at the 1st Choice Savings Centre Friday night at 8:00 pm and Saturday night at 7:00 pm Sitting at 10-6, the Pronghorns need one win to clinch a playoff spot and last Friday night’s win over the Vikes was the Pronghorns first in Victoria since February 24, 2001 when they won game two of the Canada West semi-final. While a win will clinch a post-season berth, seeding for the playoffs is all dependent on RPI (Rating Percentage Index). This season the top 12 teams based on winning percentage qualify for the playoffs but will then be ranked 1 to 12 based on each team’s RPI Standing in order to account for the various strengths of schedules faced by each team in an unbalanced schedule. The ‘Horns remain 8th in the Canada West RPI. The ‘Horns will wrap up the Canada West regular season next weekend, travelling to Edmonton to take on the Alberta Golden Bears. - U of L Pronghorn Athletics