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WFCU CentreThe Lancer men’s basketball team will play the Western Mustangs at the WFCU Centre on Saturday before the Windsor Express season opener.

Lancers to provide lead-in to pro basketball opener

The Lancer men will host the Western Mustangs as part of a full day of basketball entertainment Saturday, Nov. 17, at the WFCU Centre.

The Ontario University Athletics contest will set the stage for the Windsor Express team to open its National Basketball League of Canada campaign.

The Lancers and Mustangs will tip off at 3 p.m. Following that game, Lancer players will run a one-hour Skills and Drills camp for local youth. The Express and the Sudbury Five will hit the court for a 7 p.m. start.

Lancer head coach Chris Oliver said he hopes the event proves memorable.

“We have always looked for ways to create unique experiences for our student-athletes, and we are grateful for this opportunity provided by the Windsor Express,” he said.

Find more information, including ticket details, at goLancers.ca.

The Lancer women’s basketball team will host Western at the St. Denis Centre at noon Saturday.

Volleyball will provide the only other sports action at home this weekend, with matches in the Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse against the Ryerson Rams on Friday and the Toronto Varsity Blues on Saturday. The women play at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m. both evenings.

Both hockey teams will play on the road Friday; the women in Waterloo to take on the Warriors and the men to face off against York in Toronto.

OUA.tv will stream all these games live.