Six teams composed of undergraduate and graduate international students got together to compete.
“We started this game last year and I think this is a good chance for international students to play basketball together,” Xin Xu, the president of International Student Organization, said. “It’s a good time for them to meet new friends.”
International students who like playing basketball had a great time playing with other students they had not met before.
“I usually come to play after class and I only have certain friends who play with me a long time,” junior finance major Tong Wu said. “I really enjoy this game because I can play with more people.”
Many players joined the game last year, and they continued playing this year for fun.
“I am really sad I am graduating. I will miss playing basketball here,” senior accounting major Yongda Xu said.
The winners of the tournament were team “Slow My Momentum” and they won three front row tickets to a Dallas Mavericks game The second place winners, team “Walking Dead,” received game tickets as well. The team in third place won SMU T-shirts and notebooks.
“This is one of the biggest events for ISO, and I think we will keep doing it all the time,” Xu said.