We are live from the Mattamy Athletic Centre, where the Ryerson Rams men's and women's basketball teams are getting set for their opening round playoff matchups.
The Ryerson Rams women's team (16-3) is taking on the Ottawa Gee-Gees (14-5) at 6 PM ET. The Ryerson Rams men's team (17-2) will take on the Laurier Golden Hawks (7-13) at 8 PM ET.
The Rams women's team ranks second in the OUA in points per game. They're up against a team that allows the least points per game in the OUA, something to look out for in this game.
Rams starting five: Keneca Pingue-Giles, Silvana Jez, Cara Tiemens, Mariah Nunes, Annie Sokoloff
And we're underway at the MAC.
Ottawa opens with a three-pointer. Gee-Gees lead 3-0.
Jez scores the first basket for the Rams. Ryerson draws to within one.
We have some rowdy Ottawa fans in the house tonight.
Pingue-Giles steals the ball and puts it home off the rush. Ryerson trails 5-4.
Ottawa's Julia Soriano commits the first foul of the game. Tiemens to the line shooting two.
And Tiemens hits one of two. We have a tie game in the early going.
Nunes hits one from downtown and the Rams take the lead for the first time in the game, 8-5.
Ryerson's Paska takes first personal foul of the game.
The Ottawa crowd seems to be taking over the building. Hard to tell we're at Ryerson right now.
Paska to the line, shooting two.
Paska hits both and Ryerson doubles up Ottawa, 10-5.
The Rams are on a 8-0 run right now and flexing their defensive muscles.
Robinson takes her first personal foul. Ottawa's Stephanie MacDonald to the line.
She hits one of two and ends Ryerson's 8-0 run.
The Gee-Gees are No. 1 in the OUA in three-pointers made, but they don't look like it tonight. They're missing left, right, and centre.
Jez hits the basket and will go to the line, shooting one. Rams lead 13-6.
Jez hits the shot to give the Rams an eight-point cushion.
Krista Van Slingerland takes yet another Ottawa foul.
Foul trouble is costing the Gee-Gees. Ryerson leads by nine.
Van Slingerland hit the three for the Gee-Gees. Rams lead cut to six.
Gee-Gees now on a 5-0 run.
A nice pass by Nunes slips through Follis' fingers. Ottawa gets the ball back.
We're now underway in the second quarter.
Pingue-Giles opens with a field goal to give Ryerson a four-point cushion.
Ottawa fans are giving the referees a hard time tonight.
Nunes pulls up and just misses the jumper, but Pingue-Giles cleans up the rebound to give the Rams a six-point lead.
Jez puts it home. Rams are now on a 6-0 run.
This has been a game of momentum swings.
Paska bowls over Stephanie MacDonald. Ottawa gets the ball back.
MacDonald exacts her revenge, scoring a reverse layup. Rams lead 24-17.
Cara Tiemens battles for the ball and picks up the offensive rebound. She's quickly fouled and will shoot two.
Tiemens hits one of two to give Ryerson a 28-17 lead.
A lot of back-and-forth action here, but no baskets to show for it from either team.