Top NCAA basketball teams have fond memories of trips to Canada
The Duke Blue Devils aren’t the first prominent NCAA basketball team to come play in Canada.
A rule allowing NCAA teams to make one out-of-country trip every four years, which comes along with 10 extra practices, has caused a steady stream of squads to cross the border in recent years. Duke, featuring top Canadian rookie R.J. Barrett, begins a three-game Canadian tour against U Sports teams on Wednesday night in Mississauga, Ont.
While NCAA teams have won the majority of games, not all U Sports teams have not been pushovers. Perennial powerhouse Carleton, for example, has notched double-digit wins over Cincinnati, Ole Miss and South Dakota State this month.
Here’s a look at previous Canadian visits by some of the biggest hoops schools in the United States: