HOUSTON- The Texas Southern Tigers basketball team will travel to Beijing, China from June 19th to June 30th to participate in a series of exhibition games set to be played abroad against Chinese basketball organizations.
"This is a great opportunity for our basketball team," said TSU head coach Mike Davis. "It will be without a doubt a once in a lifetime opportunity for many of our student-athletes and we're happy to be able to participate and showcase our brand of basketball on a global stage."
The Tigers scheduled trip marks yet another impressive milestone for the team this season as TSU won the conference tournament and earned an NCAA berth to conclude the 2014-15 campaign.
It marked the second time in TSU history that the team won back-to-back tournament titles, as Texas Southern won titles in 1994 and 1995.
"Anytime you get the chance to expose student-athletes to new cultures and ways of life it's a good thing," said Davis. "We had a very hardworking group of young men on our team last year and they deserve to be able to make a trip of this magnitude and represent our university internationally."