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Duquesne going to Canada for exhibition tour

| Thursday, July 7, 2011

For the second time, Duquesne University will play on a men's basketball exhibition tour of Toronto.

The Dukes, who played in a similar tournament in 2007, are scheduled to play four games Aug. 11-16 against Canadian all-star teams A-Game Hoops and the Phase 1 All-Stars.

NCAA rules permit schools to take a foreign trip once every four years. Duquesne will begin practices for 10 days prior to departing Aug. 11.

"Having the opportunity to play together and gain experience will really be beneficial," Duquesne coach Ron Everhart said. "Those 10 days of practice are invaluable. It should really help in the progression of our team."

Duquesne returns three starters and four other lettermen from last year's 19-13 team.

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