Orangeburg, SC - South Carolina State's men's basketball team will play in three exhibition games in Canada from August 6-9.
This will be the second tour during head coach Murray Garvin's tenure.
“It is an incredible privilege to have our team together and competing in late July and early August. We are extremely grateful to our Athletic Administration and President Clark for allowing us to take this foreign tour to Montreal, Canada,” said Garvin. “The NCAA allows teams to take a tour every four years with our last trip to Nassau Bahamas five years ago.”
The Bulldogs first game will be August 6th against Queens University at 7 p.m. at Chaplain College in Montreal.
The second game is set for August 7th against Laval University in 6:30 p.m. start in Quebec City.
The final game of the exhibition tour will also be in Montreal on August 8th against Concordia University at Loyola College Gymnasium at 7 p.m.
The tour should make for a good bonding experience for Murray Garvin’s team. The team will make several sightseeing stops, visiting sites such as Old Montreal over 600 years old, a tour of beautiful Quebec City and a historic stop at the Olympic Stadium home of the 1976 Olympics and Saint Joseph’s Oratory.
Garvin stated, “Going to Canada will allow us to compete against high level programs from Canadian Universities abroad. It will allow the team to gel and spend quality time together on and off the floor. This tour is about us gaining an edge and getting better every day both individually and most importantly as a team.”