Tigers Basketball Begins Practice For Canadian Tour
July 30, 2014
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The countdown is on for the University of Memphis men's basketball team, as the Tigers are 17 days away from the start of their Canadian exhibition tour.
Memphis departs the Bluff City Aug. 15 and plays four games in four games from Aug. 16-19. The Tigers return home Aug. 20. Prior to the foreign tour, Memphis can hold 10 team practices per NCAA rules.
The following is the Memphis/Canadian foreign tour schedule and opponents' team capsules:
Aug. 15 - Travel day to Ottawa
Aug. 16 - vs. Carleton University, 6 p.m. (CT)
Aug. 17 - vs. University of Ottawa, 6 p.m. (CT)
Aug. 18 - vs. McGill University, 6 p.m. (CT)***
Aug. 19 - vs. Carleton University, 6 p.m. (CT)
Aug. 20 - Travel day to Memphis
In August of 2013, Carleton played a four-game exhibition schedule against NCAA Division I schools and posted a 3-1 record in those encounters. The Ravens posted wins over Towson 67-41, TCU 77-51 and Wisconsin 95-82 and dropped a narrow 69-65 decision to Syracuse.
The Redmen posted a 22-11 overall record and won their second-straight Quebec university/RSEQ championship this past season. With its RSEQ title, McGill advanced to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Final Eight championship. The Redmen went 0-2 at the CIS Final Eight. In the final CIS regular-season poll, McGill was ranked No. 6.
Last August, McGill played three exhibition contests against NCAA Division I teams and went 1-2. The Redmen fell to Sacred Heart 83-77 and Syracuse 80-40, before bouncing back with a 74-72 victory over Siena.
University of Ottawa
Ottawa played three NCAA Division I teams in exhibitions last August. The Gee-Gees defeated TCU 90-74 and lost to Wisconsin 101-92 and Syracuse 73-50.