Tigers Basketball Starts Canadian Exhibition Tour Friday
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Aug. 14, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The practices are in the books, and now the University of Memphis men's basketball team is departing for its Canadian exhibition tour Friday, Aug. 15.

The Tigers are playing four games in four days from Aug. 16-19. Memphis returns to the Bluff City Aug. 20. Prior to departing for Canada, Memphis held 10 team practices for the trip, as was permitted by NCAA rules.

The following is the Memphis/Canadian foreign tour schedule with web stream or live stats on web in parentheses:

Aug. 15 - Travel day to Ottawa
Aug. 16 - vs. Carleton University, 6 p.m. (CT) (No live stats or web stream)
Aug. 17 - vs. University of Ottawa, 6 p.m. (CT) (No web stream; live stats at http://livestats.prestosports.com/ottawa)
Aug. 18 - vs. McGill University, 6 p.m. (CT)*** (Web stream at www.ssncanada.ca)
Aug. 19 - vs. Carleton University, 6 p.m. (CT) (No live stats or web stream; game on local radio/TSN 1200 and local television/Rogers Cable 22)
Aug. 20 - Travel day to Memphis
*** Game to be played in Montreal

The games on the tour will use some international basketball rules, and they are as follows (college rules in parentheses):

• 30-second shot clock (35-second)
• 8 seconds to move ball across halfcourt (10 seconds)
• Four 10-minute periods (two 20-minute halves)
• Timeouts only called at scorer's table; coaches have to ask the table for a timeout and timeout is granted at next dead ball (coaches call timeouts from sidelines when team has possession)
• Use of NBA lane, which is 16 feet wide (college lane is 12 feet wide)
• Use of international three-point line at 20 feet, 6 inches (men's college three-point line is 20 feet, 9 inches)

The following are capsules of the teams Memphis will face on the tour:



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.

Earlier this week, Carleton played Indiana and Vermont. Carleton fell to the Hoosiers 95-85, but bounced back with a 74-66 victory over the Catamounts.

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.

This week, McGill opened its competition against NCAA Division I schools with a 96-69 loss to Indiana.

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 has a perfect 3-0 record against NCAA Division I schools this August. Ottawa has posted victories over Indiana 109-101, UIC 79-76 and Vermont 73-66.

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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