Basketball battle with Detroit Titans

The University of the Fraser Valley men's basketball team gets tested by an NCAA squad in preseason action this weekend.

The University of the Fraser Valley men’s basketball team will open their preseason schedule Sunday, hosting the  University of Detroit Mercy Titans at the Envision Athletic Centre (EAC) in Abbotsford. Tip off is 3 p.m., with free admission for fans.

The Cascades, who finished last season fourth in the Canada West (and ranked top 10 nationally), bring an even mix of veterans and new faces into 2014-15.

They are led by returning stars Kevon Parchment and Jasper Moedt, who combined for an average of 31.6 points per game last season.

Supporting this dynamic duo are American transfers Dominic Brooks and Nate Brown, as well as former redshirts Vijay Dhillon and Nav Bains.

Cascades coach Adam Friesen is entering his third year at the helm of the program.

The Titans compete in the Horizon League of NCAA division-one. They are currently in the midst of a nine-day trip to British Columbia during which they will play four games against Canadian opponents (Quest, UBC, UFV, TWU).

In 2012 the Titans qualified for the NCAA “March Madness” tournament, losing to the eventual runners-up, the Kansas Jayhawks, in the first round.