The Ravens will enter the U Sports Final 8 presented by the Westin Edmonton as the wild card and seventh seed as they play the Canada West champions, the University of Victoria Vikes at 10:00 p.m ET on Friday, April 1, 2022.
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The Ravens hold the wildcard for the first time since 2006, a tournament where they also faced the Vikes - two rounds later in the championship game.
The Ravens enter the matchup looking to regroup after falling 86-80 to the Queen's Gaels in a high-scoring OUA East Final, while the Vikes enter the matchup without a loss since October 30.
Two of the most storied programs in the history of U SPORTS basketball, the Ravens and Vikes last met at the Final 8 in 2015 with the Ravens beating the Vikes 83-74 in the semifinals. The two teams have met five times since at the House-Laughton and Guy Vetrie tournaments.
In playoff matchups, the Ravens lead the series 3-0, but a sharp shooting Vikes team looks to rewrite history in Alberta.
Lloyd Pandi - The OUA East MVP is a versatile threat who led the Ravens with 14.7 points per game while averaging 8.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists.
Biniam Ghebrekidan - Carleton's other First-Team All-Star, Ghebrekidan has had a huge impact in the paint averaging 6.6 rebounds and 12.5 points per game.
Alain Louis - The Montreal guard, Louis averaged 11.1 points and 4.5 assists in 10 games this season earning OUA East Second-Team All-Star honours.
Scott Kellum - A Canada West First Team All-Star, Kellum scored 15.7 points per game while shooting 45.3% from beyond the arc while being second on the Vikes with 3.4 assists per game.
Diego Maffia - Maffia is a Canada West Second Team All-Star who led Victoria in scoring with 17.5 points per game while contributing a team-high 3.8 assists and over 4 boards a night.
Elias Ralph - The Canada West Rookie of the Year Ralph averaged 9.4 points per game on 48.5 percent shooting.
Dominick Oliveri - The Vikes big Oliveri averaged 9.0 rebounds per game while contributing 8.3 points per game throughout the Canada West season.