Tigers Basketball Starts Canadian Exhibition Tour Friday
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
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)
The following are capsules of the teams Memphis will face on the tour:
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.
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
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.