Once every four years, college basketball programs are allowed to embark on a foreign trip and given 10 extra practices in the summer to prepare. Many power conference schools (for this post, we’re looking at schools in the American Athletic Conference, ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC) chose to take advantage of the rule this summer, taking international trips for the basketball and cultural experiences.

Here’s a travel guide for the power conference schools that scheduled foreign trips for this summer:

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Location: Montreal, Canada; Ottawa, Canada

Dates: Aug. 4-11


2-1 record: 

Alabama def. McGill 96-57

Carleton def. Alabama 84-71

Alabama def. University of Ottawa 81-71

Player of the Trip: Freshman guard John Petty – 16.3 points per game, 5.7 rebounds per game; 51.4 percent shooting, 12-of-21 from 3 


Location: Barcelona, Spain; Valencia, Spain

Dates: Aug. 11-19


1-0 record:

Arizona def. Combinado Valenciano 113-44

Arizona vs. Mataro All-Stars (Aug. 16)

Arizona vs. Mataro Parc Boet (Aug. 18)

Player of the Trip: Freshman guard Brandon Randolph – 21 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals in win against Combinado Valenciano

Arizona State

Location: Rome, Italy; Barcelona, Spain

Dates: July 31 – Aug. 8


3-0 record (Scores and statistics were not released)

Player to Watch This Season: Guard Tra Holder – ’16-17: 16.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.2 apg


Location: Rome, Italy; Florence, Italy; Venice, Italy; Milan, Italy

Dates: Aug. 6-16


4-0 record:

Auburn def. Stella Azzurra HSC 87-29

Auburn def. BC Silute 103-87

Auburn def. Veneto Select 119-54

Auburn def. Italy All-Stars 104-58

Player of the Trip: Junior guard Bryce Brown – 18.3 ppg, 47.2 percent from 3-point range (17-36)


Location: Madrid, Spain; Albacete, Spain; Valencia, Spain; Barcelona, Spain 

Dates: Aug. 4-10


4-0 record:

Butler def. a team of professional players from Madrid 84-80

Butler def. Arcos Albacete Basketball Club 85-51

Butler def. a team of professional players from Valencia 81-68

Butler def. Dax Gamarde Basketball Club 80-74

Player of the Trip: Senior forward Kelan Martin – 15.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg


Location: Albacete, Spain; Valencia, Spain; Barcelona, Spain 

Dates: Aug. 10-18


3-0 record:

Clemson def. Euro Colegio Casvi 108-65

Clemson def. FG La Roda 86-63

Clemson def. Mataro All-Stars 82-80

Clemson vs. Barcelona All-Stars (Aug. 17)

Player of the Trip: Senior forward Donte Grantham – 25 points, four assists, three blocks; 12 points, 12 rebounds; 11 points, seven rebounds in Clemson wins


Location: Heidelburg, Germany; Baden, Switzerland; Vedano, Italy; Vicenza, Italy

Dates: Aug. 6-1


4-0 record:

Iowa def. German All-Stars 99-65

Iowa def. Swiss All-Stars 125-56

Iowa def. Milan All-Stars 106-64

Iowa def. Vicenza All-Stars 88-49

Player to Watch: Freshman forward Luka Garza – 22.5 ppg, 10.3 rpg


Location: Rome, Italy; Milan, Italy

Dates: July 31 – Aug. 8


4-0 record:

Kansas def. HSC Roma 90-56

Kansas def. Players Group 92-61

Kansas def. Players Group 99-71

Kansas def. Italy All-Stars 118-74

Player of the Trip: Redshirt junior guard Malik Newman – 18.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3 apg

N.C. State

Location: Milan, Italy; Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy

Dates: Aug. 2-12


2-1 record:

N.C. State def. Varese All-Stars 100-64

Da Ground def. N.C. State 103-98 (2OT)

N.C. State def. Stella Azzurra 90-46

Player to Watch This Season: Senior forward Abdul-Malik Abu – ’16-17: 11.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg


Location: New Zealand, Australia

Dates: Aug. 3-14


4-0 record:

Oklahome def. New Zealand Select 133-91

Oklahoma def. Sutherland 129-51

Oklahoma def. Sydney Kings 104-89

Oklahoma def. Cairns Taipans 110-85

Player of the Trip: Freshman guard Trae Young – 23 ppg, 7 apg

Oregon State

Location: Barcelona, Spain; Valencia, Spain; Granada, Spain; Malaga, Spain

Dates: Aug. 14-27


Oregon State vs. Mataro Parc Boel (Aug. 17)

Oregon State vs. Combinado Valenciano (Aug. 19)

Oregon State vs. Multiópticas Baza (Aug. 21)

Oregon State vs. Club Baloncesto Unicaja Malaga (Aug. 23)

Oregon State vs. CB Benahavis Costa del Sol (Aug. 25)

Player to Watch: Junior guard Stephen Thompson Jr. – ’16-17: 16.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.4 spg

Penn State

Location: The Bahamas

Dates: Aug. 4-11


2-0 record

Penn State def. The NPBA All-Stars 109-105 (2OT)

Penn State def. The Providence Storm 112-63

Player of the Trip: Sophomore guard Tony Carr – 24 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 4 apg


Location: Taipei (World University Games)

Dates: Agu. 14-30


Purdue vs. Argentina (Aug. 20)

Purdue vs. United Arab Emirates (Aug. 21)

Purdue vs. Czech Republic (Aug. 23)

Purdue vs. Romania (Aug. 24)

Purdue vs. Estonia (Aug. 25)

Player to Watch: Senior forward Vince Edwards – ’16-17: 12.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.2 apg, 42.3% 3-point


Location: Australia

Dates: Aug. 5-16


5-0 record:

TCU def. Savannah Pride 108-54

TCU def. Basketball Centre of Excellence 105-71

TCU def. Melbourne All-Stars 96-70

TCU def. Longhorns 107-81

TCU def. Knox Raiders 107-63

Player of the Trip: Redshirt freshman forward Kouat Noi – 14.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg  


Location: Barcelona, Spain; Valencia, Spain; Paris, France

Dates: Aug. 3-12


3-0 record:

Tennessee def. Catalan All-Stars 86-79

Tennessee def. Valencia All-Stars 77-69

Tennessee def. Paris All-Stars 84-79

Player of the Trip: Chris Darrington – 14.3 ppg


Location: Melbourne, Australia; Cairns, Australia; Sydney, Australia

Dates: Aug. 12-23


1-1 record:

Texas def. Dandenong 96-84

Melbourne United def. Texas 85-75

Texas vs. Cairns Taipans (Aug. 18)

Texas vs. Illawarra Hawks (Aug. 21)

Player of the Trip: Freshman forward Mo Bamba – 14 points in win vs. Dandenong; 18 points, five blocks vs. Melbourne United


Location: Madrid, Spain; Barcelona, Spain

Dates: Aug. 9-19


2-0 record:

Tulane def. Alcobendas 72-71

Tulane def. Madrid Select 78-69

Tulane vs. Barcelona Select (Aug. 16)

Tulane vs. Mataro All-Stars (Aug. 18)

Player of the Trip: Redshirt senior guard Cameron Reynolds – 16 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in win vs. Alcobendas; 21 points, seven rebounds in win vs. Madrid Select


Location: Barcelona, Spain; Paris, France

Dates: Aug. 5-15


2-1 record:

Utah def. Catalan All-Stars 85-70

Utah def. Dax Gamarde 78-58

Paris All-Stars def. Utah 74-67

Player of the Trip: Junior guard Sedrick Barefield 15p/15p/13p


Location: U.S. Virgin Islands

Dates: Aug. 12-18


0-2 record:

Virgin Islands National Team def. Vanderbilt 81-78

Carleton def. Vanderbilt 61-56

Vanderbilt vs. Brock University (Aug. 16)

Vanderbilt vs. Carleton (Aug. 17)

Player of the Trip: Senior guard Matthew Fisher-Davis 16 ppg, 3.5 rpg


Location: New Zealand; Australia

Dates: Aug. 12-24


1-0 record

Wisconsin def. New Zealand Breakers 85-75

Wisconsin vs. Tauranga City Basketball (Aug. 17)

Wisconsin vs. Hawthorn Magic (Aug. 19)

Wisconsin vs. Melbourne United (Aug. 20)

Wisconsin vs. Sydney Kings (Aug. 22)

Player of the Trip: Brevin Pritzl – 28 points (7-9 3-point field goals), two rebounds in win against the New Zealand Breakers



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