Tigers Basketball Begins Practice For Canadian Tour
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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.

On Tuesday before the squad's second practice, head coach Josh Pastner and sophomore forward Nick King talked about the tour and the team's progress in summer workouts and practices.

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
*** Game to be played in Montreal

Carleton University
In 2013-14, the Ravens won their fourth-consecutive W.P. McGee Trophy and their record 10th national crown in the past 12 seasons under head coach Dave Smart. Carleton posted a perfect 22-0 record in regular-season play and finished with a 27-1 overall mark (includes postseason). In the final Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) regular-season poll, the Ravens were ranked No. 1.

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.



McGill University
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
The Gee-Gees, ranked No. 2 in the final regular-season Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) poll, went 36-3 in 2013-14, with all three setbacks coming to Carleton (two in regular season, one in CIS title game). Ottawa began the season with a 16-0 record. The Gee-Gees won their conference crown with a 78-77 win over Carleton, but fell to the Ravens 79-67 in the CIS championship game.

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.

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