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NCAA versus U Sports Teams, Early Season 2017

A total of eighteen NCAA teams made a trip to Canada for exhibition games in August. Five Canadian teams also made a trip to southern locations to play NCAA teams on their visits. A total of 70 games were played, mostly NCAA Division I, but a few other games as well. Against Division I schools, the U Sports teams had a 22-41 record, which was just marginally less than the previous year record of 16-29.

Summary of Early Season Results
US Level PlayedWin-LossPercentPoints U Sports vs USAHomeAwayNeutral
NCAA Division I6322-410.34971.5-79.210-220-012-19
NCAA Division II62-40.33370.7-85.32-40-00-0
NCAA Division III11-01.00080.0-60.01-00-00-0

UC Riverside Highlanders (Big West Conference) won two games against U Sports teams during their three game visit in Quebec.
  • Wed Aug 2: UC Riverside 73, Laval 68 [box score]
  • Thu Aug 3: UC Riverside 79, UQAM 39
  • Sat Aug 5: UC Riverside 63, QC United 48
News: UC Riverside closes out Quebec trip (UC Riverside website) -and- UQAM undermanned against UC Riverside (CANhoops website) -and- UC Riverside dials up the defense (UC Riverside website) -and- Paiement laments lost opportunity (CANhoops website) -and- Laval blows late lead (CANhoops website) -and- Highlanders end game on 15-1 run to top Laval (UC Riverside website) -and- Men's basketball to visit Quebec (UC Riverside website)
University of California Riverside
Towson Tigers (Colonial Athletic Association) had a 4-1 record in Canada, including wins over all four U Sports teams.
  • Sun Aug 6: Towson 94, UQAM 63 [box score]
  • Mon Aug 7: Towson 76, Carleton 64 [box score]
  • Tue Aug 8: Montreal All-Stars 89, Towson 86
  • Wed Aug 9: Towson 70, Laval 51 [box score]
  • Thu Aug 10: Towson 84, McGill 53 [box score]
News: Tigers prey on the Redmen (McGill website) -and- Rouge et Or fade in second half (CANhoops website) -and- Ravens fall to Towson (Carleton website) -and- Towson exposes early season Raven holes (CANhoops website) -and- Back ups lead way as Towson wins over UQAM (CANhoops website) -and- Coach talks about trip (Towson website) -and- Canada trip (Towson website) -and- Summer action (CANhoops website)
Towson University
Alabama Crimson Tide (Southeastern Conference) finished with a 2-1 record during their visit to Montreal and Ottawa.
  • Mon Aug 7: Alabama 96, McGill 57 [box score]
  • Wed Aug 9: Carleton 84, Alabama 71 [box score]
  • Thu Aug 10: Alabama 81, Ottawa 71 [box score]
News: Six reach double figures (Alabama website) -and- Carleton power past Alabama (Alabama website) -and- Alabama drops exhibition game (BH website) -and- Ravens rebound with signature win CANhoops website) -and- Alabama cruises past McGill (Alabama website) -and- Crimson Tide rolls Redmen (McGill website) -and- Tide pounds McGill (CANhoops website) -and- Alabama opens tour with big win (SEC Country website) -and- McGill opens 117th season of hoops (McGill website) -and- Tide takes Canada (Alabama website) -and- Crimson Tide return to Canada (BasketballBuzz website) -and- Johnson details goals (BamaOnline website) -and- Busy summer for Alabama (BamaOnline website) -and- Crimson Tide visit Canada (CANhoops website) -and- Interview with Avery Johnson (tidesports.com website)
University of Alabama
Laurentian Voyageurs went to Costa Rica and had a 1-3 record against NCAA teams that were also visiting.
  • Sat Aug 5: Laurentian 76, Montana Grizzlies (Big Sky Conference), 67 [box score]
  • Tue Aug 8: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (Conference USA) 104, Laurentian 98 [box score]
  • Thu Aug 10: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 118, Laurentian 63 [box score]
  • Sat Aug 12: Kent State Golden Flashes (Mid-American Conference) 83, Laurentian 82
News: MBB in Costa Rica (Laurentian website) -and- Flashes begin tour with win (Kent State website) -and- Hilltoppers finish foreign tour (Western Kentucky website) -and- Western Kentucky spanks Laurentian (CANhoops website) -and- Voyaguers split first two games (Laurentian website) -and- Voyageurs hang tough, but fall late (CANhoops website) -and- Running blog of Western Kentucky - Laurentian game (Bowling Green Daily News website) -and- Gray leads Laurentian to win (CANhoops website) -and- Voyageurs head to Costa Rica (Laurentian website) -and- Hilltoppers to take foreign tour (Western Kentucky website)
Laurentian Voyageurs
Southern Methodist Mustangs (American Athletic Conference) won both games against U Sports teams en route to overall 3-0 record.
  • Tue Aug 8: Southern Methodist 86, McGill 83 (OT) [box score]
  • Thu Aug 10: Southern Methodist 98, Ryerson 86 [box score]
  • Sat Aug 12: Southern Methodist 79, Crown League Champions 62 [box score]
News: Redmen hang tough, but fall late (CANhoops website) -and- SMU summer tour (SMU website) -and- NCAA games in Toronto (CANhoops website) -and- More NCAA action (CANhoops website)
Southern Methodist University
Binghamton Bearcats (America East Conference) finished with a 2-2 record against OUA teams.
  • Wed Aug 9: Brock 80, Binghamton 69
  • Thu Aug 10: Wilfrid Laurier 82, Binghamton 75
  • Sat Aug 12: Binghamton 72, Ryerson 54 [box score]
  • Sun Aug 13: Binghamton 74, Toronto 61 [box score]
News: Bearcats win in tour finale (Binghamton website) -and- Blues open preseason with a loss (Toronto website) -and- Bears break to early lead (CANhoops website) -and- Bears edged by Laurier (Binghamton website) -and- Brock opens preseason with win (Brock website) -and- Men's basketball drops tour opener (Binghamton website) -and- Brock kicks off summer season (CANhoops website) -and- Binghamton Canadian Tour (Binghamton website) -and- NCAA games in Toronto (CANhoops website) -and- Badgers summer schedule (CANhoops website)
Binghamton University
Montana State Bobcats (Big Sky Conference) finished with 3-1 record in games played in Calgary.
  • Thu Aug 10: Montana State 91, Calgary 71 [box score]
  • Fri Aug 11: Montana State 78, Alberta 69 [box score]
  • Sat Aug 12: Montana State 77, Calgary 70 [box score]
  • Sun Aug 13: Alberta 97, Montana State 72 [box score]
News: Alberta claims big win (Canada West Hoops) -and- Bobcats falls for first time in Canada (Montana State website) -and- Golden Bears bounce back for decisive win (CANhoops website) -and- Bobcats use strong start (Montana State website) -and- Bobcats beat Bears (Canada West Hoops) -and- Montana State holds off Alberta (CANhoops website) -and- Montana State over Calgary (CANhoops website) -and- Montana State over Calgary (Canada West Hoops) -and- Bobcats race past Dinos (Montana State website) -and- Schedule set for MSU trip (Montana State website) -and- Montana State to visit Calgary (CANhoops website)
Montana State University
Jacksonville Dolphins (Atlantic Sun Conference) lost both games against U Sports teams, and recovered against George Brown.
  • Fri Aug 11: Windsor 99, Jacksonville 95 (OT) [box score]
  • Sun Aug 13: Brock 85, Jacksonville 65 [box score]
  • Mon Aug 14: Jacksonville 112, George Brown College 47
News: Brock downs Jacksonville (Brock website) -and- Badgers dominate Jacksonville (CANhoops website) -and- Dolphins open exhibition season (Jacksonville website) -and- Lancers defeat Jacksonville (Windsor website) -and- Lancers come from 10 down to defeat Jacksonville (CANhoops website) -and- Dolphins Canadian tour (Jacksonville website) -and- Badgers summer schedule (CANhoops website)
Jacksonville University
Saint Martin's Saints (NCAA Divsion II - Great Northwest Athletic Conference) visited BC and won all three of their games.
  • Sat Aug 12: Saint Martin's 102, Langara College 73
  • Mon Aug 14: Saint Martin's 81, Thompson Rivers 66
  • Wed Aug 16: Saint Martin's 101, Trinity Western 64
News: Canada Trip (Saint Martin's website) -and- Saints Basketball travels to Canada (Saint Martin's website)
Saint Martin's University
McGill Redmen had a 3-1 record during a visit to play NCAA teams in Costa Rica.
  • Mon Aug 14: McGill 85, Kent State Golden Flashes (Mid-American Conference) 79
  • Tue Aug 15: Lamar (Southland Conference) 57, McGill 50 [box score]
  • Wed Aug 16: McGill 56, UTEP Miners (Conference USA) 54
  • Thu Aug 17: McGill 86, UTEP 82 (OT) [box score]
News: Redmen hoopsters dig deep (McGill website) -and- Redmen gout out win over UTEP (CANhoops website) -and- McGill hoopsters bury Miners (McGill website) -and- Redmen outlast Miners (CANhoops website) -and- Cardinals outpeck the Redmen (McGill website) -and- Lamar comes back to defeat McGill (CANhoops website) -and- Men's basketball fall in close battle (Kent State website) -and- Cadogan breaks record in McGill win (McGill website) -and- U Sports teams sweep a pair of games (CANhoops website) -and- UTEP prep for season in Costa Rica (UTEP website) -and- NCAA returns to McGill (McGill website)
McGill Redmen
Carleton Ravens finished with a 3-1 record in games against NCAA teams while on their visit to US Virgin Islands.
  • Mon Aug 14: Carleton 61, Vanderbilt Commodores (Southeastern Conference) 56 [box score]
  • Tue Aug 15: Carleton 89, Northern Colorado Bears (Big Sky Conference) 79 [box score]
  • Thu Aug 17: Carleton 81, Vanderbilt 74 [box score]
  • Fri Aug 18: James Madison Dukes (Colonial Athletic Association) 67, Carleton 59
News: Ravens go cold in second half (CANhoops website) -and- Ravens defeat Vanderbilt for second time (CANhoops website) -and- Carleton defeats MBB (Vanderbilt website) -and- Hot shooting Ravens defeat Northern Colorado (CANhoops website) -and- U Sports teams sweep a pair of games (CANhoops website)
Carleton Ravens
Regis University Rangers (NCAA Divsion II - Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) split their games after a scrimmage with York.
  • Fri Aug 18: Regis University at York (scrimmage only)
  • Sat Aug 19: Regis University 87, Humber College 68
  • Sun Aug 20: Waterloo 68, Regis University 66 [box score]
News: Recap of Regis foreign tour (Regis website) -and- Hodzic puts up 26 in win over Regis (Waterloo website) -and- Second half propels Warriors to victory (CANhoops website) -and- Young Hawks drop early season friendly (Humber College website) -and- First foreign tour for Regis (Regis website) -and- Hawks entertain Denver's Regis U (Humber website)
Regis University
UBC Thunderbirds dropped all three games on a trip to Costa Rica.
  • Fri Aug 18: UTEP Miners (Conference USA) 78, UBC 73 [box score]
  • Sat Aug 19: Nevada Wolf Pack (Mountain West Conference) 77, UBC 58
  • Sun Aug 20: Nevada 107, UBC 57
News: UBC falls to Wolf Pack in Costa Rica (UBC website) -and- Miners pull away in 2nd quarter (CANhoops website) -and- Costa Rica and NCAA competition await (UBC website) -and- UTEP prep for season in Costa Rica (UTEP website)
UBC Thunderbirds
Ferris State Bulldogs (NCAA Divsion II - Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) came to Windsor to play the Lancers.
  • Sun Aug 20: Windsor 73, Ferris State 67 [box score]
News: Ferris State comes up short in exhibition (Ferris State website) -and- Men's basketball defeats Ferris State (Windsor website) -and- Lancers knock off Ferris State (CANhoops website)
Ferris State University
Brock Badgers had one win against three losses on their trip to visit US Virgin Islands.
  • Wed Aug 16: Vanderbilt Commodores (Southeastern Conference) 104, Brock 90 [box score]
  • Thu Aug 17: Northern Colorado Bears (Big Sky Conference) 81, Brock 74 [box score]
  • Sun Aug 20: James Madison Dukes (Colonial Athletic Association) 78, Brock 75 [box score]
  • Mon Aug 21: Brock 76, James Madison 73
News: Brock drops decision to James Madison (Brock website) -and- Badgers fall to Northern Colorado (Brock website) -and- Fouls and cold shooting hurts the Badgers (CANhoops website) -and- Commodores turn it around late (CANhoops website) -and- Brock hopes to build on success (Virgin Islands Daily News)
Brock Badgers
Notre Dame College Falcons (NCAA Division II - Mountain East Conference) won all three games on a visit to Ontario.
  • Fri Aug 18: Notre Dame College 95, George Brown College 73
  • Sat Aug 19: Notre Dame College 97, Toronto 70 [box score]
  • Mon Aug 21: Notre Dame College 100, York 83 [box score]
News: Lions show encouraging signs (CANhoops website) -and- Blue fade in 4th quarter (CANhoops website)
Notre Dame College
Canisius College Golden Griffins (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) finished their trip to Ontario and Quebec with a 3-2 record.
  • Sat Aug 19: Canisius College 87, Queen's 71 [box score]
  • Sun Aug 20: Canisius College 81, Bishop's 60
  • Mon Aug 21: Canisius College 82, Concordia 69 [box score]
  • Tue Aug 22: Ottawa 85, Canisius College 74 [box score]
  • Wed Aug 23: Carleton 77, Canisius College 65 [box score]
News: Ravens pound glass, pull away from Canisius (CANhoops website) -and- Men's basketball comes up short (Canisius website) -and- Sabean's 7 threes rescue Gee-Gees (CANhoops website) -and- Stingers lose to Canisius (CANhoops website) -and- Gaiters hang in, but Canisius pulls away (CANhoops website) -and- Canisius pulls away (CANhoops website) -and- Canisius added to summer schedule (CANhoops website)
Canisius College
New Hampshire Wildcats (America East Conference) finished their trip at 3-2, losing to Ottawa and Carleton, but defeating the three RSEQ teams.
  • Sun Aug 20: New Hampshire 79, Laval 61
  • Mon Aug 21: Ottawa 71, New Hampshire 65
  • Tue Aug 22: Carleton 87, New Hampshire 60 [box score]
  • Wed Aug 23: New Hampshire 80, UQAM 59
  • Thu Aug 24: New Hampshire 94, Concordia 81
News: UNH Coach's Corner (UNH website) -and- Newcomers shine in Gee-Gees victory (CANhoops website) -and- Comeback falls short (CANhoops website) -and- Preparation for season begins in Montreal (UNH website) -and- Montreal trip planned for August (UNH website) -and- New Hampshire latest to confirm (CANhoops website)
University of New Hampshire
Northeastern Huskies (Colonial Athletic Association) finised their visit with a 2-1 record, dropping their contest with Carleton.
  • Wed Aug 23: Northeastern 75, Concordia 45
  • Fri Aug 25: Carleton 70, Northeastern 66 [box score]
  • Sat Aug 26: Northeastern 77, Bishop's 61 [box score]
News: Huskies lock down defensively (CANhoops website) -and- Ravens with victory over Northeastern (CANhoops website) -and- Northeastern added to summer schedule (CANhoops website)
Northeastern University
Ramapo College Roadrunners (NCAA Division III - New Jersey Athletic Conference) visited Ottawa, and I was only able to find info about a single game.
  • Mon Aug 28: Ottawa 80, Ramapo College 60
News: More NCAA action (CANhoops website)
Ramapo College
St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers (Northeast Conference) had a 1-2 record on their visit to Montreal and Ottawa.
  • Sun Aug 27: Carleton 89, St. Francis Brooklyn 55 [box score]
  • Mon Aug 28: McGill 80, St. Francis Brooklyn 67
  • Tue Aug 29: St. Francis Brooklyn 75, Concordia 66 [box score]
News: Ravens lock down defensively (CANhoops website) -and- Hoops squads set to travel north (St. Francis Brooklyn website) -and- More NCAA action (CANhoops website)
St. Francis College
Siena Saints (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) had two wins in a three game visit to Montreal.
  • Mon Aug 28: Carleton 73, Siena 66
  • Wed Aug 30: Siena 79, McGill 71 [box score]
  • Thu Aug 31: Siena 86, Concordia 77 [box score]
News: Saints rally to topple Redmen (McGill website) -and- Siena rallies late (CANhoops website) -and- Siena heading to City of Saints (Siena website) -and- More NCAA action (CANhoops website)
Siena College
Hofstra Pride (Colonial Athletic Association) won all four official games they played in Montreal.
  • Tue Aug 29: Hofstra 85, UQAM 62 [box score]
  • Wed Aug 30: Hofstra at Carleton (scrimmage only)
  • Thu Aug 31: Hofstra 110, Bishop's 51
  • Fri Sep 1: Hofstra 99, Concordia 87 [box score]
  • Sat Sep 2: Hofstra 88, McGill 76 [box score]
News: NCAA's Pride oust Redmen (McGill website) -and- Hofstra basketball in Canada (Hofstra website) -and- Early 4th quarter run propels Hofstra to win (CANhoops website) -and- Hofstra beats Concordia in hard-fought game (Hofstra website) -and- Hofstra cruises to second win (Hofstra website) -and- Hofstra opens trip with a win (Hofstra website) -and- Final preparations for Canada trip (Hofstra website) -and- Hofstra to embark on trip to Canada (Hofstra website) -and- More NCAA action (CANhoops website)
Hofstra University

History of CIS and NCAA Division I

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