HOUSTON — The Texas Southern men’s basketball team will travel to Beijing, China later this month to play in a series of exhibition games.

The defending SWAC champions are scheduled to compete against several Chinese basketball organizations from June 19 to June 30.

“This is a great opportunity for our basketball team,” said TSU head coach Mike Davis. “It will be without a doubt a once in a lifetime opportunity for many of our student-athletes and we’re happy to be able to participate and showcase our brand of basketball on a global stage.”

The Tigers scheduled trip marks yet another impressive milestone for the team this season as TSU won the conference tournament and earned an NCAA berth to conclude the 2014-15 campaign.

“Anytime you get the chance to expose student-athletes to new cultures and ways of life it’s a good thing,” said Davis. “We had a very hardworking group of young men on our team last year and they deserve to be able to make a trip of this magnitude and represent our university internationally.”


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