CIS vs. NCAA: The August American Invasion


The Canadian summer has hit it’s halfway point and that means a few things:  about four more weeks before school starts, the Senior Women and Men are hitting the courts in the FIBA Americas Tournaments for an Olympic bid AND it’s time for the NCAA exhibition tours to hit north of the border.

Every summer there is always a set of NCAA teams that take exhibition tours to get some early training in for their coming season as well to tweak their current teams game plans (NCAA teams are allowed to do so every four years from their last summer exhibition tour). This year is no different.  There will be a few programs, Division 1 and 2, from both men’s and women’s sides heading into Canada to tune up for their respective basketball seasons.  The American teams will be playing CIS, CCAA and few all star teams also.

The news so far has been that there will be a heavy contingent of NCAA schools coming through both Ontario and Quebec with teams Baylor, Texas Tech and Xavier among the names confirmed.  The concentration of institutions in small areas in both provinces may largely have something to do with the way these the NCAA schools book their exhibition tours since cities like Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal will have at least two CIS teams and are relatively close to any other schools also.

At any rate, the NCAA/CIS exhibition season begins tomorrow with Murray St in the nation’s capital to play the Ottawa Gee-Gees and will continue through August.  We have provided a schedule below with the confirmed teams coming up so far.  This will be subject to change as some schools will look confirm tour dates as the month carries on.  Will be looking to update those schools here as we get word and of course in our daily editions of The Slate.



Murray St 

  • Sun Aug 2: Murray State at Ottawa
  • Mon Aug 3: Murray State at Carleton
  • Wed Aug 5: Murray State at Concordia



  • Sun Aug 9: Valparaiso vs Montreal All-Stars at Vanier College
  • Sun Aug 9: Valparaiso vs Brookwood Elite at Brebeuf College
  • Tue Aug 11: Valparaiso at McGill
  • Thu Aug 13: Valparaiso at Carleton
  • Fri Aug 14: Valparaiso at Ottawa


Saginaw Valley St

  • Mon Aug 10: Saginaw Valley State at Humber College
  • Tue Aug 11: Saginaw Valley State at Sheridan College
  • Thu Aug 13: Saginaw Valley State at York
  • Fri Aug 14: Saginaw Valley State at Brock



  • Thu Aug 13: Baylor at Ottawa
  • Fri Aug 14: Baylor at Carleton



  • Fri Aug 14: Maryville at Waterloo
  • Tue Aug 18: Maryville at Western



  • Tue Aug 18: Indianapolis at Windsor
  • Wed Aug 19: Indianapolis at Western
  • Thu Aug 20: Indianapolis at Windsor


Texas Tech

  • Sun Aug 16: Texas Tech at McGill
  • Mon Aug 17: Texas Tech at Laval
  • Wed Aug 19: Texas Tech at Carleton
  • Thu Aug 20: Texas Tech vs TBD


Eureka College

  • Sat Sep 5: Eureka College at George Brown College
  • Sun Sep 6: Eureka College at York


Seton Hill

  • Tue Aug 18: Seton Hill at York
  • Wed Aug 19: Seton Hill at Humber College
  • Thu Aug 20: Seton Hill at Guelph



  • Sat Sep 5: Manhattan at Bishop’s



  • Sun Sep 6: Kean at Bishop’s



Wright St

  • Tue Aug 4: Wright State vs CEGEP All-Stars in Montreal
  • Thu Aug 6: Wright State at Ottawa
  • Sun Aug 9: Wright State at McGill



  • Sat Aug 8: Xavier vs CEGEP All-Stars in Montreal
  • Sun Aug 9: Xavier vs Carleton in Montreal
  • Tue Aug 11: Xavier at McGill
  • Thu Aug 13: Xavier vs A-Game All-Stars in Toronto


Maryville St

  • Mon Aug 10: Maryville vs Bishop’s in Montreal
  • Tue Aug 11: Maryville vs Laval in Montreal
  • Wed Aug 12: Maryville at McGill


Ohio University

  • Mon Aug 17: Ohio at McGill
  • Tue Aug 18: Ohio at Laval
  • Thu Aug 20: Ohio vs Bishop’s in Montreal
  • Thu Aug 20: Ohio vs CEGEP All-Stars in Montreal


Central Michigan

  •  Sun Aug 9: Central Michigan at Humber College
  •  Mon Aug 10: Central Michigan at Ryerson

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