Carleton and Ottawa will play the Towson Tigers, out of the mid-major Colonial Athletic Association, on Aug. 17-18. The Tigers' trip will also include a game vs. UQAM and two vs. the Laval Rouge et Or. Towson, coached by Pat Kennedy who was at Florida State when it was a NCAA Tournament team in the '90s, will be somewhat short-staffed, coming north with just eight scholarship players.
Towson was 12-22 last season, but made a run in the conference tournament, losing in the semi-final to George Mason, whom hoopophiles will remember as a Final Four team back in 2006.
Here's the low-down from The Examiner:
"On August 17 and 18, Towson will face the University of Ottawa and Carleton University on back-to-back nights. After a one day break, the Tigers will take on the University of Quebec (UQAM - Ed.) and then will face Laval University in Quebec City on August 19 and 20.Where the plot thickens is that the St. John's Red Storm, from the Big East, are also said to be coming to Ottawa. There's been no official word, but the sources for an Out of Left Field post about the St. John's Red Storm visiting Ottawa also mentioned the Towson game before it was announced. (Smoke = fire, sometimes.)
"Towson will bring eight players from last year's 12-22 team and two walk-ons, who redshirted last season, on the Canadian trip."
Tigers Take a Trip Up North (Mathew Schlissel, Towson Tigers Examiner)