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NCAA versus U SPORTS Teams, Early Season 2018

The visits to Canada by NCAA teams is now complete. A total of 12 NCAA teams made a foreign trip to Canada between May and early September. Also, two Canadian teams, Laurentian and Calgary made trips to Costa Rica to play NCAA teams there. The following table summarizes the game results.

US Level GamesW-LPercentHomeAwayNeutralPts U SPORTSPts NCAA
NCAA Division I3512-230.3438-100-04-1372.278.4
NCAA Division II80-80.0000-70-00-162.083.2
NCAA Division III22-01.0002-00-00-093.583.5

The 12 wins against NCAA Division I schools included wins by Carleton, Queen's, Laval, Concordia and Calgary.

Navy Midshipmen (Patriot League) played four games over two days in Hamilton, Orangeville and Toronto. Just a single U SPORTS opponent, with a win over Nipissing.
  • Wed May 16: Navy 103, Mohawk College 70
  • Wed May 16: Navy 95, Lambton College 58
  • Thu May 17: Navy 83, Nipissing 70
  • Thu May 17: Humber College 97, Navy 86
News: Humber win over Navy (Humber website) -and- Lakers face unique test (BayToday website)
Naval Academy
Cincinnati Bearcats (American Athletic Conference) finished with a 2-1 record in games played in Montreal and Ottawa
  • Sun Aug 5: Cincinnati 85, Ottawa 57 [box score]
  • Mon Aug 6: Carleton 86, Cincinnati 67 [box score]
  • Tue Aug 7: Cincinnati 79, McGill 53 [box score]
News: Bearcats pounce on Redmen (McGill website) -and- Bearcats wrap up Canada tour (Cincinnati website) -and- Dominant win over Cincinnati (Carleton website) -and- Bearcats suffer exhibition loss (Cincinnati website) -and- Bearcats earn exhibition win (Cincinnati website) -and- NCAA lands at the Nest (Carleton website) -and- Men's Basketball to visit Canada (Cincinnati Bearcats website)
University of Cincinnati
South Carolina State Bulldogs (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) lost all three games on their trip to Canada.
  • Mon Aug 6: Queen's 93, South Carolina State 88 (OT) [box score]
  • Tue Aug 7: Laval 93, South Carolina State 84 [box score]
  • Wed Aug 8: Concordia 80, South Carolina State 72 [box score]
News: Laval wins over American guests (Laval website) -and- Bulldogs fall short in opening contest (South Carolina State website) -and- Graham brothers lead Gaels to win (Queen's website)
South Carolina State University
Ole Miss Rebels (Southeastern Conference) had a 3-1 record in games in Montreal and Ottawa
  • Sun Aug 5: Ole Miss 102, McGill 61 [box score]
  • Mon Aug 6: Ole Miss 84, Concordia 77 [box score]
  • Wed Aug 8: Carleton 81, Ole Miss 63 [box score]
  • Thu Aug 9: Ole Miss 85, Ottawa 74 [box score]
News: Ole Miss has remarkable comeback (Ole Miss website) -and- Ravens take down Ole Miss (Carleton website) -and- Rebels fall to Canadian powerhouse (Ole Miss website) -and- Defense rallies Ole Miss to victory over Concordia (Ole Miss website) -and- Rebels outrun Redmen (McGill website) -and- Rebels roll past Redmen (Ole Miss website) -and- Ole Miss Canada Tour (Ole Miss website) -and- NCAA lands at the Nest (Carleton website) -and- Men's hoops announces 2018 foreign tour (WTVA website)
University of Mississippi
Laurentian Voyageurs went to Costa Rica and lost all five games played against NCAA opponents.
  • Fri Aug 3: Troy Trojans 83, Laurentian 59 [box score]
  • Sun Aug 5: Troy 79, Laurentian 77 [box score]
  • Wed Aug 8: Eastern Kentucky Colonels 93, Laurentian 83 [box score]
  • Thu Aug 9: San Diego Toreros 80, Laurentian 57
  • Fri Aug 10: San Diego 95, Laurentian 68
News: Strong start in Costa Rica (San Diego website) -and- Hot shoot propels Colonels to victory (Eastern Kentucky website) -and- Troy Trojans foreign tour (Troy website) -and- Voyageurs to make trip again (CANhoops website)
Laurentian Voyageurs
Lewis Flyers (NCAA Division II - Great Lakes Valley Conference) won their three games on a trip to Ontario.
  • Tue Aug 7: Lewis 85, Wilfrid Laurier 71 [box score]
  • Wed Aug 8: Lewis 79, Seneca College 72
  • Fri Aug 10: Lewis 91, York 75
News: Laurier drops preseason opener (Wilfrid Laurier website) -and- Laurier opens preseason against Lewis (Wilfrid Laurier website) -and- Lewis taking preseason trip (Lewis website)
Lewis University
South Dakota State Jackrabbits (Summit League) had a 2-2 record in their Canada trip
  • Thu Aug 9: South Dakota State 76, McGill 69 [box score]
  • Fri Aug 10: Carleton 113, South Dakota State 51 [box score]
  • Sat Aug 11: South Dakota State 93, Ottawa 77
  • Sun Aug 12: Carleton 83, South Dakota State 64 [box score]
News: Ravens sweep the Jackrabiits (Carleton website) -and- Men fall in trip finale (South Dakota State website) -and- Men's basketball defeats Ottawa (South Dakota State website) -and- SDSU falls to Carleton (South Dakota State website) -and- Ravens blow out the Jackrabbits (Carleton website) -and- Jackrabbits jump past Redmen (McGill website) -and- Jacks open Canadian tour with win (South Dakota State website) -and- Jacks set for preseason tour (South Dakota State website) -and- NCAA lands at the Nest (Carleton website)
South Dakota State University
Vermont Catamounts (America East Conference) won all three games on their trip north of the border
  • Fri Aug 10: Vermont 81, Ottawa 55
  • Sat Aug 11: Vermont 83, UQAM 62
  • Sun Aug 12: Vermont 77, McGill 57 [box score]
News: Catamounts next on deck for Redmen (McGill website) -and- Vermont heads to Montreal (Vermont website)
University of Vermont
Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) split their four games in Quebec and Ontario
  • Sat Aug 11: Maryland Eastern Shore 69, Laval 60 [box score]
  • Sun Aug 12: Concordia 82, Maryland Eastern Shore 76
  • Tue Aug 14: Carleton 98, Maryland Eastern Shore 55
  • Wed Aug 15: Maryland Eastern Shore 79, UQAM 77
News: Eastern Shore concludes trip with a win (Maryland Eastern Shore website) -and- Hawks show resolve in game two (Maryland Eastern Shore website) -and- Eastern Shore rallies to win (Maryland Eastern Shore website) -and- Hawks head north of the border (Maryland Eastern Shore website) -and- NCAA lands at the Nest (Carleton website)
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Calgary Dinos went to visit Costa Rica and had a 3-2 record against three NCAA teams
  • Sat Aug 11: San Diego Toreros 64, Calgary 54 [box score]
  • Mon Aug 13: Calgary 70, Texas San Antonio Roadrunners 69 [box score]
  • Tue Aug 14: Calgary 74, Texas San Antonio 68
  • Wed Aug 15: Calgary 73, Maine Black Bears 56 [box score]
  • Fri Aug 17: Maine 75, Calgary 70 (OT)
News: Dinos go international for competition (Calgary website)
Calgary Dinos
Duke Blue Devils (Atlantic Coast Conference) won all three games before sold out crowds in Mississauga and Laval. News: Redmen cagers bedeviled by Duke Blue Devils (McGill website) -and- Duke Tops McGill to Cap Unbeaten Canada Tour (Duke website) -and- Blues fall to Duke (Toronto website) -and- Rams fall to Duke in opener (Ryerson website) -and- R.J. Barrett and Duke (Toronto Star website) -and- Duke Canada Tour website, including eventual ticket information -and- Scouting Duke (CANhoops website) -and- Rams to face Barrett and Blue Devils (Ryerson website) -and- Duke highlights McGill pre-season (McGill website) -and- Duke is heading to Canada (News & Observer website) -and- Duke preseason trip to Canada (The Chronicle website) -and- NCAA August Tours (Jeff Goodman from ESPN on Twitter) Duke University
SUNY Farmingdale Rams (NCAA Division III - Skyline Conference)
  • Fri Aug 24: UQAM 95, SUNY Farmingdale 90
  • Sat Aug 25: Laval 92, SUNY Farmingdale 77 [box score]
  • Sun Aug 26: SUNY Farmingdale 85, Champlain Saint-Lambert 80
News: Laval defeats Farmingdale State (Laval website)
SUNY Farmingdale
Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters (NCAA Division II - South Atlantic Conference)
  • Sat Sep 1: Lincoln Memorial 96, Windsor 55
  • Sun Sep 2: Lincoln Memorial 63, Western 61
  • Sun Sep 2: Lincoln Memorial beat Fanshawe College in abbreviated game
  • Mon Sep 3: Lincoln Memorial 93, Sheridan College 66
News: Railsplitters beat Sheridan (Lincoln Memorial website) -and- Mustangs comeback falls short (Radio Western website) -and- Railsplitters outlast Western (Lincoln Memorial website) -and- Railsplitter open Canadian tour (Lincoln Memorial website)
Lincoln Memorial University
Grand Valley State Lakers (NCAA Division II - Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference)
  • Sun Sep 2: Grand Valley State 77, York 58
  • Mon Sep 3: Grand Valley State 83, Western 48
  • Tue Sep 4: Grand Valley State 85, Windsor 62
News: GVSU to play Canada tour (GVSU website)
Grand Valley State University

History of U SPORTS and NCAA Division I

Recent seasons: Early season 2017 visits, Early season 2016 visits, 2015 visits and August 2014 visits.

To check the history of games between U SPORTS teams and NCAA Division I teams, the following reports are available:

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