GW Men's Hoops Adds Home-and-Home Series With Big Ten's Penn State
Former Atlantic 10 Rivals Set to Meet During 2014-15 and 2015-16 Seasons
June 9, 2014
WASHINGTON - GW men's basketball will add a Big Ten and 2014 postseason opponent to its schedule the next two seasons as it has entered into a home-and-home series with Penn State, Coach Mike Lonergan announced on Monday.
GW will travel to University Park, Pennsylvania to face the Nittany Lions at the Bryce Jordan Center on Dec. 14, 2014 with a return date at the Charles E. Smith Center still to be determined for the 2015-16 season.
The Colonials, who reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007 and posted the second-most wins in program history with 24 in 2013-14, will face their first opponent from the Big Ten since 2004 when they upset No. 11/9 Michigan State, 96-83, in the BB&T Classic. The Nittany Lions' visit in 2015-16 would mark just the fourth Big Ten foe to visit Smith Center since opening in 1975 (Michigan State - 1984, 1986; Wisconsin - 1977).
"Pat [Chambers] and his staff have done a great job improving the program at Penn State and we look forward to having another quality opponent from the Big Ten on our schedule for the next two years," said Coach Lonergan, who in his six seasons as head coach at Vermont faced Pat Chambers' Boston University team five times from 2009-11.
Penn State swept national power Ohio State during the 2013-14 season en route to a bid to the College Basketball Invitational in which they defeated Hampton before falling in the quarterfinals. Coach Chambers is slated to return four starters for his fourth season in Happy Valley in 2014-15.
GW is 11-18 all-time against its former Atlantic 10 rival Penn State with the most recent meeting coming in a 71-57 neutral-site, non-conference win by the Colonials in the 1991 Palm Beach Classic in Florida. The two teams last met as league foes in the 1991 A-10 Championship game with the Nittany Lions edging the Colonials, 81-75, in University Park for their lone A-10 title.
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