Basketball Redmen to open 113th season against three NCAA teams
The McGill University men's basketball team will be hosting three NCAA Division 1 teams later this month in preseason play for the 2013-14 season. The defending RSEQ conference champion Redmen open their 113th campaign by hostingSacred Heartfrom Fairfield, Conn., on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., followed by games againstSyracuseon Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. andSiena Collegeof Loudonville, N.Y., on Aug. 25 at 2 p.m.
The game against the Syracuse Orange, a perennial "March Madness" contender for the NCAA crown, is expected to draw a capacity crowd at Love Competition Hall, a 950-seat facility located inside the Sir Arthur Currie gymnasium at 475 Pine Avenue West.
General admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students with valid ID cards, while children 12 and under will be admitted free of charge. Advance tickets are available at the Redbird Sports Shop (514-398-1539), inside the Currie gym. Tickets can also be purchased at the door and go on sale an hour before tip-off.
The complete 2013-14 Redmen basketball schedule is available online at: www.mcgillathletics.ca/schedule.aspx?path=mbball
A McGill team preview is will be posted online on Aug. 14.