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Hoops playoffs come to UVic; Vikes men at home, women away

 Vikes No. 8 Terrell Evans weaves through the Regina Cougars at McKinnon Gym.   - Armando Tura/UVic Vikes
Vikes No. 8 Terrell Evans weaves through the Regina Cougars at McKinnon Gym.
— image credit: Armando Tura/UVic Vikes

Brandon Dunlop hit five three-pointers and 24 points to shoulder the UVic Vikes men’s basketball team to a 74-71 win over the UBC Thunderbirds at McKinnon Gym on Saturday. The Vikes swept the T-birds Friday and Saturday to finish 16-7.

Playoffs begin tonight (Feb. 22) as the Vikes host the Manitoba Bisons (14-8) in the Canada West quarterfinals, a best-of-three series starting at 7 p.m.  The series continues tomorrow at 7 p.m. and, if needed, 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24.

The No. 10-ranked Vikes women (16-6) start their playoff series against No. 2-ranked Regina (19-3). The best-of-three series runs tonight, Saturday and Sunday.

Last year the Vikes men lost in the Canada West semifinal. It’s the Vikes women’s first appearance in the post-season since 2009-10.

Coverage of each game will be streamed online at uvic.canadawest.tv.

sports@vicnews.com

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