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NCAA Teams Visiting Canada, Early Season 2012

Between August 7 and September 12, 2012, 12 NCAA Division I teams, two NCAA Division II teams and two NCAA Division III teams made the trip north to play CIS, college and club teams. Overall the American visitors had a record of 46-11 against all teams. The information below provides scores and news story links for many of the games.

For games matching NCAA Division I teams against CIS teams the record was 29-3, with CIS wins coming from Carleton against Buffalo Bulls and Northeastern Huskies and a Windsor win over South Alabama Jaguars.

Wyoming Cowboys (Mountain West Conference) went 3-0 in three games against CIS teams in Calgary
  • Tue Aug 7: Wyoming 79, Calgary 50
  • Wed Aug 8: Wyoming 85, Mount Royal 45
  • Fri Aug 10: Wyoming 95, Calgary 67
News: Wyoming begins rebuilding process in Canada (from CBS Sports website), Wyoming concludes tour with win (from Wyoming website), Wyoming wraps up perfect week (from Calgary website), Wyoming downs Mount Royal (from Wyoming website), Cowboys lasso opening night win (from Calgary website), Cowboys cruise past Dinos (from Wyoming website), Battle of the Border schedule revised (from Calgary website), Wyoming Basketball Set for Foreign Tour (from Wyoming website), Canadian Tour Scheduled (from Wyoming website), Calgary Hosts Battle of the Border (from Calgary website)
College of Charleston Cougars (Southern Conference) did not play CIS teams and had 1-2 record
  • Thu Aug 9: Phase 1 Elite 71, College of Charleston 64
  • Fri Aug 10: A-Game Hoops 85, College of Charleston 81
  • Sat Aug 11: College of Charleston 94, George Brown College 44
News: College of Charleston goes to Canada without star (from CBS Sports website), Foreign tour recap (from College of Charleston website), A-Game defeat College of Charleston (from NorthPoleHoops), Cougars open Canada tour with a loss (from College of Charleston website), Cougars gear up for foreign tour (from College of Charleston website), Preseason Foreign Tour to Canada (from College of Charleston website)
Wayne State Warriors (NCAA Division II - Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) did not play CIS teams and had 2-1 record
  • Fri Aug 10: Wayne State 95, Sheridan College 54
  • Sun Aug 12: Wayne State 91, Montreal Brookwood Elite All-Stars 70
  • Mon Aug 13: Montreal Brookwood Elite All-Stars 86, Wayne State 74
News: Men's Hoops Foreign Tour (from Wayne State website)
Buffalo Bulls (Mid-American Conference) finished with 3-1 record, going 1-1 against CIS teams
  • Sat Aug 11: Buffalo 79, Montreal All-Stars 60
  • Sun Aug 12: Buffalo 71, Laval 62
  • Tue Aug 14: Carleton 77, Buffalo 75
  • Wed Aug 15: Buffalo 77, Brookwood Elite All-Stars 54
News: Bulls Conclude Canadian Tour (from Buffalo website), Carleton open against NCAA competition with win over Buffalo (from NorthPoleHoops), Ravens outlast Buffalo (from Basketball Buzz), Ravens drop Buffalo (from Ottawa Citizen), Bulls clipped by Carleton (from Buffalo website), Bulls defeat Laval (from Buffalo website), Rouge et Or coverage of loss to Buffalo (from Laval website), Bulls win opener of Canadian tour (from Buffalo website), Bulls prepare for Canadian Tour (from Buffalo website)
Northwestern State Demons (Southland Conference) had a 4-0 record overall, including two wins over Victoria
  • Sun Aug 12: Northwestern State 105, Quest University 40
  • Tue Aug 14: Northwestern State 89, Vancouver Island University 71
  • Wed Aug 15: Northwestern State 82, Victoria 77
  • Thu Aug 16: Northwestern State 75, Victoria 68
News: Demons complete unbeaten Canadian tour (from Northwestern State website), Demons get tight win (from Northwestern State website), Demons power past Vancouver Island (from Northwestern State website), VIU Mariners keep up with the NCAA's NSU Demons (from Nanaimo News), Demons score landslide win (from Northwestern State website), Canadian opponents await NSU (from Northwestern State website), Demon hoops squad prepares for Canada (from Northwestern State website)
South Alabama Jaguars (Sun Belt Conference) finished with a 2-1 record against CIS teams
  • Mon Aug 13: Windsor 82, South Alabama 80 (OT)
  • Tue Aug 14: South Alabama 68, Western 47
  • Thu Aug 16: South Alabama 92, Windsor 70
News: Arrow recaps Canadian exhibition tour (from South Alabama website), Lancers split with NCAA opponent (from Windsor This Week), Men's basketball drop exhibition opener (from Western website), Men's basketball explodes in third quarter (from South Alabama website), Petrella lifts Lancers (from Windsor Star), Men's basketball falls to Windsor (from South Alabama website), South Alabama basketball team making three-game swing through Canada (from Alabama Live website), Jaguars exhibition tour preview (from South Alabama website), Lancers to host NCAA (from Windsor Star), South Alabama prepares for trip (from South Alabama website), OUA/NCAA Tip-Off Classic (from Windsor website), Western Starts Exhibition Schedule (from Western website), Mens Basketball Summer Tour (from South Alabama website)
Wesley College Wolverines (NCAA Division III - Capital Athletic Conference) played three games in Quebec, winning all three. UQAM was only CIS team played.
  • Tue Aug 14: Wesley College 95, Champlain Cavaliers 53
  • Thu Aug 16: Wesley College 81, Brebeuf Alumni All-Stars 75
  • Fri Aug 17: Wesley College 77, UQAM 66
News: Men's Hoops' Tour of Canada Blog (from Wesley website)
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (Conference USA) had 3-1 record, including two wins against CIS teams.
  • Wed Aug 15: Tulsa 90, Brock 44
  • Thu Aug 16: Tulsa 79, Ryerson 55
  • Fri Aug 17: Tulsa 105, Seneca College 61
  • Sat Aug 18: A-Game Hoops 102, Tulsa 92
News: Fourth quarter comeback not enough (from Tulsa website), Tulsa runs away from Seneca (from Tulsa website), Tulsa pulls away from Ryerson (from Tulsa website), Tulsa runs past Brock (from Tulsa website), Golden Hurricane roll past Badgers (from Brock website), Rams kick off preseason on new Coca-Cola court (from Ryerson website), Tulsa gets ready for Canada tour (from Fox23 news), Tulsa prepares for trip to Canada (from Tulsa website)
Austin Peay Governors (Ohio Valley Conference) did not play CIS teams and had a 2-1 record.
  • Sat Aug 18: Austin Peay 79, Seneca College 71
  • Sun Aug 19: A-Game Hoops 81, Austin Peay 71
  • Mon Aug 20: Austin Peay 85, ABC All-Stars 52
News: Canadian trip ends with Niagara Falls tour (from Austin Peay website), Govs wrap up Canadian trip with impressive win (from Austin Peay website), Phoenix pull away to defeat Govs (from Austin Peay website), Govs get exhibition win (from Austin Peay website), Govs back on court to prepare (from Austin Peay website), Exhibition Trip to Toronto (from Clarksville Online)
UNLV Rebels (Mountain West Conference) had 4 wins against CIS teams
  • Sat Aug 18: UNLV 74, Carleton 70
  • Sun Aug 19: UNLV 89, Ottawa 76
  • Mon Aug 20: UNLV 97, Laval 62
  • Tue Aug 21: UNLV 74, McGill 59
News: Canada trip puts some of the Rebels' pieces in place (from Las Vegas Sun), NCAA hoops squad from Las Vegas cashes in on Redmen (from McGill website), UNLV wins, finishes trip 4-0 (from UNLV website), Khem Birch watches UNLV dispatch Ottawa (from Las Vegas Sun), Las Vegas cashes out of Montpetit with win (from Ottawa website), UNLV Runnin' Rebels defeat Ottawa (from North Pole Hoops), Carleton Ravens run with UNLV Rebels (from Ottawa Sun), Ravens lose thriller to Runnin' Rebels (from Carleton website), Runnin' Rebels pull out win (from UNLV website), Rebels coach Rice (from Las Vegas Sun), Rebels to play in Canada (from UNLV website)
University of Wisconsin Stout Blue Devils (Division III - Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) - split their two games with Lakehead
  • Wed Aug 22: Wisconsin-Stout 91, Lakehead 76
  • Thu Aug 23: Lakehead 64, Wisconsin-Stout 52
News: Defensive gem (from TB News Watch), Wolves routed (from TB News Watch), Thunderwolves host Wisconsin Stout for a week (from Lakehead website)
Northeastern Huskies (Colonial Athletic Association) finished with a 6-1 record against CIS teams
  • Fri Aug 17: Northeastern 81, Bishop's 61
  • Sat Aug 18: Northeastern 82, Laval 77
  • Sun Aug 19: Northeastern 80, McGill 66
  • Mon Aug 20: Northeastern 79, Ottawa 70
  • Tue Aug 21: Northeastern 74, Laurentian 67 (OT)
  • Wed Aug 22: Carleton 75, Northeastern 62
  • Fri Aug 24: Northeastern 105, Queen's 84
News: Faulkner leads Gaels (from Queen's website), Northeastern hits century mark in win (from Northeastern website), Ravens take flight against Huskies (from Ottawa Citizen), Second half run sends Carleton past Northeastern (from Northeastern website), Huskies edge out Gee-Gees in NCAA exhibition (from Ottawa website), Huskies defeat Laurentian in overtime (from Northeastern website), Northeastern stuffs schedule (from ESPN website), Strong second half keys win over Ottawa (from Northeastern website), Northeastern moves to 3-0 on Canada trip (from NBC Sports website), NCAA's Huskies bite Redmen (from McGill website), Northeastern defeats McGill (from Northeastern website), Late surge gives Huskies win over Laval (from Northeastern website), Northeastern over Laval (from Laval website), Huskies cruise to win in Canadian tour opener (from Northeastern website), Huskies bite Gaiters in pre-season match-up (from Bishop's website), Northeastern set for Canadian tour (from Northeastern website), Gaiters set to host Northeastern (from Bishop's website), Rouge et Or ready for Northeastern (from Laval website)
Cal State Northridge Matadors (Big West Conference) had 4-0 record, with two wins against CIS teams.
  • Wed Aug 22: Cal State Northridge 85, Vancouver Island University 45
  • Thu Aug 23: Cal State Northridge 89, Victoria 85
  • Fri Aug 24: Cal State Northridge 113, Quest University 56
  • Sat Aug 25: Cal State Northridge 96, Fraser Valley 56
News: Cascades fall to Matadors (from Fraser Valley website), CSUN completes Canadian tour unbeaten (from Cal State Northridge website), Matadors score win over Quest (from Cal State Northridge website), Cal State Northridge enjoys hard-earned victory (from Cal State Northridge website), Mariners outmatched by Matadors (from Nanaimo Bulletin), Cal State Northridge overwhelms Vancouver Island University (from Cal State Northridge website), Mariners ready to take on Matadors in hoops exhibition (from Canada.com website), Canada Awaits Matador Basketball Team (from Cal State Northridge website)
South Dakota Coyotes (The Summit League) was 2-0 against CIS teams
  • Sat Aug 25: South Dakota 90, Winnipeg 76
  • Sun Aug 26: South Dakota 109, Manitoba 75
News: South Dakota basektball takes two in Canada (from South Dakota website), South Dakota rolls through Winnipeg with two victories (from North Pole Hoops), New look USD team embark on Canada trip (from Argus Leader)
Wayne State College Wildcats (NCAA Division II - Northern Sun Conference) played two CIS games in Winnipeg, losing to both home teams.
  • Sun Sep 2: Manitoba 92, Wayne State College 88
  • Mon Sep 3: Winnipeg 67, Wayne State College 66
News: Wayne State suffers two close losses (from Wayne State website), Bison men's basketball wins exhibition (from Manitoba website), Wayne State announces Canadian exhibition tour (from Wayne State website)
Eastern Washington Eagles (Big Sky Conference) won all six games played, including 5-0 against CIS teams.
  • Fri Sep 7: Eastern Washington 87, Thompson Rivers 70
  • Sat Sep 8: Eastern Washington 77, UBC 73
  • Sun Sep 9: Eastern Washington 77, Victoria 58
  • Mon Sep 10: Eastern Washington 84, Fraser Valley 79
  • Tue Sep 11: Eastern Washington 93, Quest University 46
  • Wed Sep 12: Eastern Washington 86, Trinity Western 57
News: Spartans fall to Eastern Washington (from Trinity Western website), Cascades fall to Eastern Washington (from Fraser Valley website), Jordan Blackman's monster effort not enough (from Basketball Buzz), Victoria Vikes lose to Eastern Washington (from North Pole Hoops), Eastern Washington Eagles pound Victoria Vikes (from Basketball Buzz), EWU vs Victoria (from EWU blogging site), UBC drops a close decision to visiting Eastern Washington (from UBC website), TRU drop exhibition to NCAA Div I school (from Thompson Rivers website), Canada trip will give Eastern a junp start on the season (from EWU website)

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