Redmen rally from huge deficit, beat Bishop's to win first Quebec championship since 1986; Off to Nationals for first time since 1979
Montrealer Adrian Hynes-Guery scored 24 points as McGill rallied from a 15-point deficit to defeat Bishop's 77-74 in heart-thumping RSEQ men's basketball championship final before a record crowd of 1,023 at Love Competition Hall, Saturday.
It was McGill's 21st conference title overall but only their first since 1986, when they advanced to a CIS regional tournament. The Redmen depart on Tuesday for the CIS Final Eight in Ottawa, March 6-10. It will be their first appearance at the CIS national tourney since 1979 and they will be bidding for their first-ever national title.
Combined with the McGill Martlets 51-48 victory over Concordia in the Quebec women's final earlier in the day, it marked the first time in school history that both McGill basketball teams had won a conference title in the same season.
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