The schedule is set for the University of New Brunswick Reds and their Helen Campbell women’s USPORTS pre-season tournament Oct. 4 to 6.
UNB will welcome reigning
Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec champion Universite de Laval Rouge et Or of Quebec City, University of Winnipeg Wesmen from Canada West Universities Athletic Association and Atlantic University Sport rival Dalhousie University Tigers
All games will be played at the Richard J. Currie Center.
UNB will face Laval in the Oct. 4 opener at 6 p.m. followed by Winnipeg and the Tigers at 8 p.m.
On Oct. 5, the Reds and Wesmen tangle at 6 p.m. and Dalhousie faces Rouge et Or before the Oct. 6 game pitting Laval and Winnipeg at 11 a.m. and UNB and the Tigers locking horns at 1 p.m.
UNB finished 12-8 last season. Laval was 15-1 and lost 70-58 in the USPORTS final to McMaster University Marauders of Hamilton. Both Winnipeg and the Tigers finished 8-12.
UNB teams open the AUS
season on the road, visiting Newfoundland to play Memorial University Seahawks on Nov. 2 and 3.
The Reds unveil their 2019-20 squads to the hometown fans on Nov. 8-9, welcoming Acadia University Axemen and
Axewomen to the Capital.
There will not be a men’s tournament this fall.
The AUS season actually kicks off Nov. 1 when Saint Mary’s University Huskies
visit Charlottetown for men’s and women’s action against the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers.
The first semester schedule caps Nov. 24 and the second half push begins Jan. 2 with the
regular season culminating Feb. 22.
Dalhousie University Tigers are the reigning AUS champions on the men’s side. Acadia enters as back-to-back women’s champions.
One of the best basketball atmosphere and tradition you can find is the AUS championships, set once again for Scotiabank Centre in Halifax from Feb. 28 to March 1.
The champions will move on
to respective USPORTS Final 8 title tournaments March 5 to 8.
In a unique twist, the national championships will be hosted concurrently by Carleton University Ravens and the University of Ottawa in the Nation’s
Capital. The venues will ne the Ravens’ Nest at Carleton and TD Place.
This season, there is a plethora of New Brunswick athletes playing across the USPORTS landscape.
NB Hoops Report will continue to track provincial athletes once the season begins.