Saturday, 7 July 2007

Canadian Men's Nationals Teams Composite Schedule

This is by far the busiest summer schedule Canada Basketball men's programs have played internationally for some time. With 3 teams including Jr. Nationals, FISU Student team and Senior Nationals playing in various tournaments, July and August will be an international hoop junkies dream. Here is a composite schedule of all scheduled games for Canada's three men's teams playing in international competition this summer (all times Eastern). This page can be bookmarked for future reference.

FIBA U19 World Championships in Serbia (Serbia is 6 hours ahead of Eastern time)
Thursday, July 12th Jr. Nationals vs. Nigeria 9:45 AM ET
Friday, July 13th Jr. Nationals vs. Turkey Noon ET
Saturday, July 14th Jr. Nationals vs. Australia 7:30 AM
July 16th, 17th, 18th Second Round Games
Friday, July 20th Quarter-Finals
Saturday, July 21st Semi-Finals
Sunday, July 22nd Championship game plus 3rd, 5th and 7th place games


Pan-American Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil (Brazil is 1 hr. ahead of Eastern time)
Wednesday, July 25th Sr. Nationals vs. Puerto Rico 12:15 ET
Thursday, July 26th Sr. Nationals vs. Brazil 2:30 ET
Friday, July 27th Sr. Nationals vs. U.S. Virgin Islands 11:45 ET
Saturday, July 28th Semi-Finals
Sunday, July 29th Gold Medal game

Super 4 Tournament in Rosario, Argentina
Sr. Nationals in Argentina between August 4th and August 9th
Schedule tba

FISU World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand (Thailand is 11 hours ahead of the Eastern time zone)
Tuesday, August 7th Student team vs. Thailand 5:30 AM ET
Tuesday, August 7th Student team vs. New Zealand 9:30 PM ET (August 8th in Thailand)
2 two teams advance to 16 team second round; schedule to be determined

Tuto Marchand Cup in Puerto Rico (three-day, four-team tournament including #13 Puerto Rico, #2 Argentina, #15 Canada and #17 Brazil)
Thursday, August 16th Sr. Nationals vs. Puerto Rico 8:00 PM ET
Friday, August 17th Sr. Nationals vs. Argentina 5:30 PM ET
Saturday, August 18th Sr. Nationals vs. Brazil 5:30 PM ET

FIBA Americas Olympic qualifying tournament in Las Vegas, NV
Wednesday, August 22nd Sr. Nationals vs. Brazil 8:30 PM ET
Thursday, August 23rd Sr. Nationals vs. Venezuela 6:00 PM ET
Friday, August 24th Sr. Nationals vs. U.S. Virgin Islands 6:00 PM ET
Saturday, August 25th Sr. Nationals vs. USA 3:00 PM ET
August 27th, 28th, 29th 3 second-round games
Thursday, August 30th Quarter-Finals
Friday, September 1st Semi-Finals
Saturday, September 2nd Championship game
NOTE: One of FIBA's five zone Olympic qualifying tournaments, the FIBA Americas Championship 2007 will determine the two men's teams from the Americas zone who will earn qualifying berths for the 2008 Olympic Games scheduled for Aug. 8-24 in Beijing, China. The third, fourth and fifth place finishers will qualify for the 12-team 2008 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament (July 7-13, 2008, at a site TBD) that will qualify the final three teams for the 2008 Olympics.

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