Men's Basketball Departs for the Bahamas
Aug. 12, 2014

CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati men's basketball team departed Tuesday morning for a six-day trip to the Bahamas.

During their stay Aug. 12-17, the Bearcats will face a Bahamian professional basketball team, conduct an intrasquad scrimmage and gain valuable practice time.

Cincinnati will take on the PJ Stringers at Nassau's 2,500-seat Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium on August 15 at 7 p.m. ET. The game will not be televised. The Bearcats will return to the same venue the following morning to conduct an intrasquad scrimmage beginning at 10 a.m. ET.

Check back to throughout the week for updates and video from the Bahamas.

The Bearcats started practicing during the week of July 28 in preparation for the trip. NCAA rules allow for 10 days of practice prior to departure.

College teams are allowed one foreign trip every four academic years according to the NCAA. Cincinnati's last trip outside the United States came in 2010 when the Bearcats traveled to Ottawa, Canada, for contests with McGill, Carleton and the University of Ottawa.

The 2014-15 Bearcats squad will return six lettermen, including a pair of starters (Shaquille Thomas and Ge'Lawn Guyn), and welcome five newcomers and two redshirt freshmen. Last season, Cincinnati won a share of the American Athletic Conference regular-season crown and advanced to its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament while posting a 27-7 overall mark and 15-3 league record.

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