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Can-Am Shootout Schedule Announced as Ravens Basketball Teams Gear Up for NCAA Opposition

Written by Carleton Sports Information

OTTAWA, ON — Carleton University’s Department of Recreation and Athletics is pleased to announce the schedule for the annual Can-Am Shootout, pitting the Ravens men’s and women’s basketball teams against NCAA competition from south of the border.

The Ravens basketball teams will host a combination of eight exhibition games this August, continuing Carleton’s lengthy tradition of welcoming NCAA institutions for the Canadian-American collegiate series.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Ravens men’s basketball head coach Dave Smart will mark his return to the sideline following a one-year sabbatical with a game against Stetson University out of the Atlantic Sun Conference on Friday, August 5.

On Sunday, August 7, the Ravens men’s team will continue its exhibition schedule with a marquee match-up against Wichita State, a 2013 Final Four participant out of the Missouri Valley Conference.

Next, Carleton will play the University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff from the Southwestern Athletic Conference on Friday, August 12.

The following week, Carleton will welcome Morgan State to the Ravens’ Nest on August 17 for an evening showdown with the Bears.

Carleton will close out its NCAA Can-Am Shootout with a series of games against Division II side St. Thomas Aquinas College (Sparkhill, NY) on August 28 and 29.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Coming off a strong showing in 2015-16, the Ravens women’s basketball team will see its first action of the preseason on Wednesday, August 10 when it will do battle with Abilene Christian of the Southland Conference at the Ravens’ Nest.

Head coach Taffe Charles and the Ravens will welcome Seton Hall of the Big East Conference to the Ravens’ Nest on Saturday, August 13 before closing out its Can-Am Shootout schedule against the University of Akron of the Mid-American Conference on Tuesday, August 23.

TICKETS

Individual Can-Am Shootout game tickets are now available to be purchased online.

2016 Can-Am Shootout Schedule: Ravens Men’s and Women’s Basketball

Date Time Team Away Home Venue Location
8/5/16 7 p.m. MBB Stetson University Carleton Ravens’ Nest Ottawa, ON
8/7/16 3 p.m. MBB Wichita State Carleton Ravens’ Nest Ottawa, ON
8/10/16 7 p.m. WBB Abilene Christian Carleton Ravens’ Nest Ottawa, ON
8/12/16 7 p.m. MBB Arkansas – Pine Bluff Carleton Ravens’ Nest Ottawa, ON
8/13/16 6 p.m. WBB Seton Hall Carleton Ravens’ Nest Ottawa, ON
8/17/16 7 p.m. MBB Morgan State Carleton Ravens’ Nest Ottawa, ON
8/23/16 7 p.m. WBB Akron Carleton Ravens’ Nest Ottawa, ON
8/28/16 3:30 p.m. MBB St. Thomas Aquinas College (Div.II) Carleton Ravens’ Nest Ottawa, ON
8/29/16 7 p.m. MBB St. Thomas Aquinas College (Div.II) Carleton Ravens’ Nest Ottawa, ON