Canada West Final
Date March 2
Time 7 p.m.
Location Regina, SK
Series ('00) SSK Leads 19-16
Playoffs SSK Leads 5-3
Last Meeting February 3, 2018
REG 82 @ SSK 87
Watch LIVE: Sasktel maxTV (348 HD/48 SD) or on canadawest.tv
The Huskies are 5-3 against the Cougars in playoffs. The championship matchup is the third in a row between the two. The Huskies have beat the Cougars three times in the CW Final - 2011-12, 2015-16 & 2016-17.
This is the fifth consecutive trip to the conference finals for the Huskies. A win would mean four Canada West titles in the last five years.
Both the quarter and semifinal series for Saskatchewan required a third game. The Cougars swept both of their series.
Both teams were the only teams in the conference to average more than 80 points per game. Regina averaged 84.2 while the Huskies averaged 82.2.
Lisa Thomaidis' playoff coaching record over the last five years is 20-5.
By The Numbers
10 - Number of road wins by the Huskies this season. (zero losses)
-10 - Huskies point differential in the season series vs. Regina.
68 - Kyla Shand playoff shooting percentage. She's averaging 5.7 shots per game on just 12.8 MPG.
Scouting The Regina Cougars
In the season ending series vs. Saskatchewan, first-year guard Carolina Gonclaves came off the bench for 12 points & four assists in 21 minutes. In the second game, the Portuguese product started for Regina and recorded 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting in 30 minutes.
The turnover battle was controlled by Regina in the seasons series, they forced 34 turnovers and turned it into 37 points. Saskatchewan was able to force 21 Cougar turnovers for 28 points.
No team has defeated Regina on their home court this season; regular season & playoffs. In the regular season, they averaged 91.2 points per game at home compared to 77.2 on the road. They've also recorded 15.2 steals at home compared to 8.8 on the road.