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SMNT opens Europe exhibition tour with 91-80 win over Croatia

Canada Basketball's Senior Men's National Team started its five-game exhibition tour of Europe successfully with a 91-80 win over Croatia on Monday.

"I thought we played well for our first game, it was nice to get a win against a very good team on their court," SMNT head coach Jay Triano said. "We need to use this time in Europe to get better."

Phil Scrubb was the top scorer for Canada, which led after each quarter. The margin was 27-21 through 10 minutes, 45-40 at halftime, and 67-60 heading to the final period.

The SMNT will continue to train and rotate players in its lineup. Next up on the European tour is a rematch against Croatia on Thursday. Follow @CanBBall on Twitter for game updates.

The SMNT schedule and preliminary roster is available at http://basketball.ca/en/news-article/2016-mens-national-team-camp-roster