Sunday, May 29, 2016

GW Men’s Basketball Announces Four Non-Conference Games

GW hosts Josh Reaves (#23) and Penn State, November 26th

From our friends at GW Athletics...

Colonials to Open the Season with UMES on November 11, Host Penn State on November 26

The George Washington basketball program on Tuesday announced four of its non-conference games for the 2016-17 season, including a matchup with Penn State and the season opener on Friday, November 11.

The Colonials, who own a 24-game non-conference home winning streak, will open the season in the Charles E. Smith Center with Maryland Eastern-Shore on the 11th. It marks the first meeting between the teams since 2011, when GW took a 64-48 victory in the debut under then-first-year head coach Mike Lonergan.

As one of four host teams for the CBE Classic in Kansas City, GW will also play two home games as part of the event. The Colonials will face Siena on Tuesday, November 15, and Arkansas Pine Bluff on Thursday, November 17, at Smith Center. Following that, GW will join Georgia, Kansas and UAB at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, with games on Monday, November 21 and Tuesday, November 22. Matchups have yet to be determined.

The Colonials return home after the Thanksgiving holiday and will host Penn State on Saturday, Nov. 26, as part of a home-and-home agreement that will see GW return the game to PSU in 2017-18. Last season, the Colonials took a 76-66 victory over Penn State at home, and over the past three years hold a 17-9 record against teams from other power conferences.

Season tickets go on sale Monday, July 11th. Visit or call 202-99-GWTIX for more details.

Confirmed Opponents, Dates and Locations:

• Friday, November 11 vs. UMES, Charles E. Smith Center
• Tuesday, November 15 vs. Siena, Charles E. Smith Center (CBE Classic)
• Thursday, November 17 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff, Charles E. Smith Center (CBE Classic)
• Monday, November 21 vs. Georgia/Kansas/UAB, Sprint Center, Kansas City (CBE Classic)
• Tuesday, November 22 vs. Georgia/Kansas/UAB, Sprint Center, Kansas City (CBE Classic)
• Saturday, November 26 vs. Penn State, Charles E. Smith Center

* Game times yet to be determined