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Iowa releases details about European trip

Posted on 08. Jul, 2013 by in Iowa Basketball

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By Brendan Stiles

HawkeyeDrive.com

For months, it has been well-known and well-documented that the Iowa men’s basketball team will be conducting its foreign trip next month in the countries of England and France. Further details about the trip, including a schedule of exhibition games the Hawkeyes will play against European competition, were made public Monday.

Prior to departing Iowa City, the Hawkeyes are allowed to conduct 10 team practices. No date was released by the UI about when the first practice would take place. The first two exhibitions will be played in junior center Gabe Olaseni’s hometown of London on Aug. 13 and Aug. 14 against the London Lions at The Copper Box, a newly-built arena used for the first time during last summer’s Olympiad. According to the UI’s release sent Monday, the first exhibition on Aug. 13 is closed to the public, while the second one on Aug. 14 is open.

From there, the remaining four exhibition contests Iowa will play take place in France, beginning on Aug. 16 in Paris against the AMW All-Stars. The Hawkeyes will then remain in Paris the following day and play against St. Quentin, then travel all the way to the very Southern part of the country and play a game Aug. 19 against Hyéres-Toulon Basket in Toulon, France, located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The finale occurs Aug. 20 against Fos-Ouest Basket in the city of Fos-sur-Mer, France, which is located to the Northwest of Marseille.

Incoming freshman guard Peter Jok and sophomore forward Jarrod Uthoff — who redshirted last season after transferring from Wisconsin — are both eligible to travel with the team and play in these exhibition games.

FOREIGN TOUR EXHIBITION SCHEDULE:

8/13/2013 – vs. London Lions (London, England), 1:30 p.m. CT

8/14/2013 – vs. London Lions (London, England), 1:30 p.m. CT

8/16/2013 – vs. AMW All-Stars (Paris, France), 1:30 p.m. CT

8/17/2013 – vs. St. Quentin (Paris, France), 1:30 p.m. CT

8/19/2013 – vs. Hyéres-Toulon Basket (Toulon, France), 11 a.m. CT

8/20/2013 – vs. Fos-Ouest Basket (Fos-sur-Mer, France), 11 a.m. CT

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