Ole Miss basketball fans don’t have to wait long to see the new Rebels in action as they are headed to play four games in Canada next month.
Well we won’t be waiting long to see the coach Kermit Davis era of Ole Miss basketball begin. Instead of waiting for the preseason exhibitions the Rebels will be headed to Canada next month to play four game against Canadian teams. The NCAA allows teams to travel outside of the United States every four years to play against foreign teams. August 5-9 the Rebels will be touring Canada to face four very good teams.
This is a huge chance for coach Kermit Davis to see how far they’ve come and how far they still have to go. Playing in Canada allows 10 extra days of practice for the Rebels and the extra practices are important to the Rebels as they head into the 2018-19 season. The extra time on the court not only helps measure the Rebels progress under a new head coach but it also allows the team to become more cohesive.
The 10 extra days of practice this summer will be very beneficial for our team. We play four games on opposing teams’ floors that will also be good for our team’s progress.~Ole Miss Coach Kermit Davis
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When we say these are four tough Canadian teams we really aren’t joking. The Rebels will have their hands full on the court in all four games. Ole Miss basketball will first be in Montreal to take on McGill University. McGill just posted a 26-12 season and won a RSEQ Championship. The Rebels will follow this game up with another Montreal matchup with Concordia University. Concordia managed a 19-13 record this past season and were defeated by McGill in the RSEQ Championship game.
After two consecutive games the Rebels will then be in Ottawa for two more games. In the first the Rebels will be taking on Carleton and will follow-up with their last game against the University of Ottawa. Carleton is coming off an outstanding 2017-18 campaign which saw them win their 13th OAU title in just 16 years. The University of Ottawa has been tough on american competition with a 5-3 record over NCAA teams in the past. This will be four very tough games for the Rebels.
Good luck to coach Kermit Davis and Ole Miss basketball in their Canadian Tour. Hotty Toddy!