Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Basketball fans will have to wait another year to see NCAA Div I basketball here in Vancouver. The University of California Santa Barbara Gauchos were scheduled to play three games as part of their pre-season Vancouver Tour. However, earlier in the week the Gauchos cancelled their trip citing air quality concerns with the smokey conditions as a result of the forest fires burning across B.C.
UBC begins their Canada West season on October 26th against the University of Saskatchewan while UFV plays TRU on the 26th as well.
Douglas College will look to improve their 2nd place finish at the CCAA Nationals in the Pacwest on November 2nd against Langara.
In Fall 2019 the Vancouver Showcase will bring 16 NCAA (8 men’s and 8 women’s) teams to Vancouver for a pre-season tournament hosted at the Vancouver Convention Centre.