Alumni Affairs

USPORTS Men’s National Basketball Final 8 Championship

March 8, 2018 - March 11, 2018


The 2018 U SPORTS Final 8 arrives in Halifax March 8-11 and Acadia University is excited to be hosting the men’s basketball championship for the first time since 1971!  Our volunteer committee and Honourary Chairperson Steve Pound (’72) have been working hard to make your experience memorable.

We have heard from many basketball alumni who plan to be in Halifax next month. The Prince George is completely sold out so we wanted to share some alternate hotel options and provide an overview of the weekend schedule.  Scroll down to see information to help with your plans:

Accommodations:                        

Delta Hotels Barrington is offering a Final 8 room rate of $134/night. 

Link:  Book your group rate for U Sport Final 8 Basketball

The Westin Nova Scotian room rate is $149/night. 

Linkhttps://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1802062767&key=372C0C79

Tournament Packages:                 

Available now through Ticket Atlantic.  We have 100 seats in section 21, so be sure to mention you are Acadia Alumni and the section number. Here is the link to book your package: http://www.ticketatlantic.com/en/home/events/u-sports-mens-basketball-final-8/info.aspx

Hoop House:                                   

Our Hoop House for pre-game gatherings will be at The Auction House - 1726 Argyle Street Halifax – a short walk from the Prince George and Scotiabank Centre.

Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame:

A special memorabilia section will be on display all weekend highlighting Acadia’s individual and team inductees to the hall in all sports. Feel free to visit during their hours of operation. They are listed below in the schedule section.

Schedule:

Thursday, March 8

10am Acadia Basketball Memorabilia

12pm Quarter-final #1

  2pm Quarter-final #2

  4pm Alumni Pre-game gathering (Auction House, 1726 Grafton Street – Acadia Hoop House)

  6pm Quarter-final #3

  8pm Quarter-final #4 (Scotiabank Centre – Acadia Axemen opening game)

Friday, March 9

10am Acadia Basketball Memorabilia

  • Nova Scotia Sports Fall of Fame (10am – 5pm – Free Admission)

10am Basketball Excellence – Prince George Hotel (Location: TBD)

  • Reception and presentation on men’s basketball with Len Hawley (Development),

Kevin Dickie (AD) and Kevin Duffie (Coach)

12pm Alumni Shoot Around – Scotiabank Centre

  • Join fellow Axemen Alumni for a shoot around on the court from Noon-1pm. Bring sneakers!

Saturday, March 10

10am Acadia Basketball Memorabilia

  • Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame (10am – 9:30pm – Free Admission)

If Acadia wins Thursday night:

  3pm Alumni Pre-Game gathering (Auction House, 1726 Grafton Street – Acadia Hoop House)

  6pm Semi-final game – Acadia Axemen vs. TBD

If Acadia loses Thursday night:

  5pm Alumni pre-game gathering (Auction House, 1726 Grafton Street – Acadia Hoop House)

  8pm Consolation semi-final game – Acadia Axemen vs. TBD

Sunday, March 11

10am Acadia Basketball Memorabilia

  • Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame (10am – 7:30pm – Free Admission)

12pm Consolation Final

  2pm Bronze Medal Game

  6pm Championship Final

 


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