EKU taking summer trip Down Under

07/10/2014 09:36 AM

The EKU men’s basketball team will get an early start on the upcoming season as they will be taking a summer trip to Austrailia.

The Colonels leave town on Aug. 5 for an 11 day trip where they will play four games against the professional teams in Sydney, Wollongong, Brisbane and Cairns.

“This is going to be a great experience for our guys,” head coach Jeff Neubauer told ekusports.com. “On the basketball side, this will be a challenge. The teams we are going to face play at a very high level. This is also going to be a great opportunity for our players to see another part of the world.”

The Colonels will be able to start practice in late July as NCAA rules allow teams a maximum of 10 days of practice before leaving for a foreign trip.

EKU returns senior starters Corey Walden and Eric Stutz from their 2014 NCAA Tournament team that nearly upset the No. 2 seed Kansas Jayhawks. EKU finished the season with a 24-10 record, the second most wins in program history. With a school record 25 victories in 2012-13, the Colonels have 49 wins the last two years combined.

EKU is not the only in-state basketball squad in need of passports this summer as both UK and Morehead State will also be leaving the country to play in the Bahamas in August.


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