2020 U Sports Women's Basketball Championship

The 2020 U Sports Women's Final 8 Basketball Tournament was held March 5–8, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario.[1] The Saskatchewan Huskies defeated the Brock Badgers to win the national championship, which was the second Bronze Baby trophy win in program history.[2]

2020 U Sports Women's Final 8
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TeamsEight
Finals siteTD Place Arena
Ottawa, Ontario
ChampionsSaskatchewan Huskies (2nd title)
Runner-upBrock Badgers
Winning coachLisa Thomaidis
Tournament MVPSabine Dukate (Saskatchewan Huskies)
TelevisionCBC Sports

It was jointly hosted by Carleton University, the University of Ottawa, and the Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group (OSEG) at TD Place Arena. It was also held in conjunction with the 2020 U Sports Men's Basketball Championship which occurs on the same weekend.[3] This was the first time that the city of Ottawa hosted the women's championship game.[4]

Participating teamsEdit

Seed Team Qualified Record
1 Saskatchewan Huskies Canada West Champion 18–2
2 Brock Badgers OUA Champion 17–5
3 Ryerson Rams OUA Finalist 18–4
4 Laval Rouge et Or RSEQ Champion 12–4
5 Alberta Pandas Canada West Finalist 16–4
6 UPEI Panthers AUS Champion 17–3
7 Calgary Dinos CW Semifinalist (At-large berth) 18–2
8 Carleton Ravens OUA Quarterfinalist (Host) 15–7

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Championship BracketEdit

First Round: March 5 Semi-Finals: March 7 Final: March 8
         
7 Calgary Dinos 71
2 Brock Badgers 72
2 Brock Badgers 69
6 UPEI Panthers 55
6 UPEI Panthers 75
3 Ryerson Rams 70
2 Brock Badgers 61
1 Saskatchewan Huskies 82
8 Carleton Ravens 59
1 Saskatchewan Huskies 73
1 Saskatchewan Huskies 76
4 Laval Rouge et Or 57
5 Alberta Pandas 52
4 Laval Rouge et Or 59
Bronze Medal Game: March 8
   
6 UPEI Panthers 57
4 Laval Rouge et Or 50

Consolation BracketEdit

Semi-Finals: March 6 Fifth Place Game: March 7
      
7 Calgary Dinos 87
3 Ryerson Rams 64
7 Calgary Dinos 66
8 Carleton Ravens 61
8 Carleton Ravens 72
5 Alberta Golden Bears 70

Awards and honorsEdit

Top 100Edit

In celebration of the centennial anniversary of U SPORTS women’s basketball, a committee of U SPORTS women’s basketball coaches and partners revealed a list of the Top 100 women's basketball players. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first Canadian university women’s contest between the Queen’s Gaels and McGill Martlets on Feb. 6, 1920, the list of the Top 100 was gradually revealed over four weeks. Culminating with the All-Canadian Gala, which also recognized national award winners.[6]

  • Nan Copp Award (recognizing U Sports Player of the Year): Jenna Mae Ellsworth, UPEI Panthers[7]

Championship All-Star TeamEdit

  • Championship MVP : Sabine Dukate, Saskatchewan
    • Sabine Dukate, Saskatchewan
    • Summer Masikewich, Saskatchewan
    • Melissa Tatti, Brock
    • Samantha Keltos, Brock
    • Jenna Mae Ellsworth, UPEI

Player of the Game AwardsEdit

  • Nike Top Performers - March 7, 2020 - Semi-Final 1: Brock vs. UPEI - Brock: Samantha Keltos, UPEI: Jenna Mae Elsworth [8]
  • Nike Top Performers - March 7, 2020 - Semi-Final 2: Saskatchewan vs. Laval - Saskatchewan: Megan Ahlstrom, Laval: Carrie-Ann Auger [9]
  • Nike Top Performers - March 7, 2020 - Fifth place Game: Calgary vs. Carleton - Carleton: Jaclyn Ronson, Calgary: Liene Staldazine [10]
  • Nike Top Performers - March 8, 2020 - Bronze Medal Game: UPEI vs. Laval - UPEI: Reese Baxendale, Laval: Kim Letang [11]
  • Nike Top Performers - March 8, 2020 - Gold Medal Game: Saskatchewan vs. Brock - Saskatchewan: Sabine Dukate, Brock: Samantha Keltos [12]

See alsoEdit

2020 U Sports Men's Basketball Championship

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ U SPORTS announces hosts for 2019-2021 Men’s and Women’s Basketball and 2019-2020 Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey National Championships
  2. ^ "Saskatchewan Huskies beat Brock Badgers to claim 2nd national basketball title". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. March 8, 2020.
  3. ^ U SPORTS selects Ottawa as host city for 2020 Basketball National Championship; 2020 Men’s and Women’s Final 8 to be played at TD Place
  4. ^ Women's Final 8 History
  5. ^ "Final 8 Championship Preview: Saskatchewan named tournament favourites, Calgary earns at-large berth". U Sports. March 1, 2020.
  6. ^ "U SPORTS unveils Top 100 women's basketball players of the century". saltwire.com. March 8, 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  7. ^ "UPEI Panthers guard Jenna Mae Ellsworth earns U Sports player of the year award". saltwire.com. March 4, 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  8. ^ "Women's Semifinal 1: Brock defeats UPEI to reach U SPORTS final". usports.ca. March 7, 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  9. ^ "Women's Semifinal 2: Saskatchewan advances to national championship final". usports.ca. March 7, 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  10. ^ "Women's Consolation final: Calgary defeats Carleton for fifth place". usports.ca. March 7, 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  11. ^ "Women's Bronze Medal Game: UPEI finishes third in win over Laval". usports.ca. March 8, 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  12. ^ "Women's Final: Huskies defeat Badgers for second national title". usports.ca. March 8, 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2021.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
2019 U Sports Women's Basketball Championship
U Sports Women's Basketball Championship
2020
Succeeded by
2021 U Sports Women's Basketball Championship