The 2019/20 basketball season will begin on Friday, November 1 with the Red River College Rebels hosting the Association Free Lutheran Bible School Conquerors from the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC).
Three Teams, Two Conferences
The Canadian Mennonite University Blazers will compete in the NIAC for the fourth straight season while the Providence University College Pilots and Red River College Rebels will be playing in their third seasons with the conference. The three Canadian teams will continue to play for the MCAC Championship in addition to the NIAC Championship.
The 2020 MCAC Basketball Championships will be hosted at Red River College this upcoming season with the semifinals beginning on Thursday, February 13 and the finals taking place on Saturday, February 15. Last season, the CMU Blazers won the women’s championship 54-51 over the PUC Pilots and the RRC Rebels won the men’s championship 76-68 against the PUC Pilots.
The 2020 NIAC Championships will take place the weekend following the MCAC Championships from February 20-22 with times and location to be determined. The PUC Pilots women’s team will look to defend their NIAC title this season after defeating the Trinity Bible College Lions 73-60 in the 2019 championship.