Tuesday, July 29, 2008

49er basketball exhibitions in Canada

The Charlotte 49ers' men's basketball team will get an early start to the season when it makes a four-day trip to Toronto in late August to play three Canadian teams.

Charlotte will depart on Aug. 29 and then play three teams in three days starting with the University of Toronto on Aug. 30, University of Guelph on Aug. 31 and Sheridan College on Sept. 1. The team will return to Charlotte following its game against Sheridan College.

All players available for the 2008-09 season are allowed to participate. However, newcomers will not receive as much practice time before the trip as returning players. Newcomers - including freshman Shamarr Bowden and junior transfer RaShad Coleman - will not be allowed to participate in practice until the first day of fall semester classes.

The 49ers faced Guelph in a preseason exhibition at Halton Arena in the 2006-07 season and won 100-71.

Charlotte finished 20-14 (9-7 Atlantic 10) last season after being a preseason pick to finish 11th in the 14-team league. The 49ers advanced to the semifinals of the A-10 conference tournament and lost in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament to Nebraska.


Anonymous said...

LETS GET IT ON!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...


Is the big O gonna send you to Canada. I would certainly hope so. Can't wait for the season. Keep the updates coming.