GW Men's Hoops to Tip Off 100th Season on Nov. 8 Versus Radford
Colonials to Face Highlanders for First Time to Open Banner 100th Season
June 27, 2013
The 100th season of George Washington men's basketball will tip off on Friday, Nov. 8 against the Radford Highlanders at the Charles E. Smith Center.
It will mark the first-ever meeting between the two programs and is the first of the Colonials' 15 regular-season home games on the new Smith Center hardwood during the 2013-14 season. Plans are also being made for the third annual Home Opener Tailgate, a 22nd Street block party to celebrate the official start of basketball season.
The contest will also mark the first regular-season game for newcomers Maurice Creek, Nick Griffin, Miguel Cartagena and Skyler White, who will team with five returning starters and eight returning letterwinners during this milestone 2013-14 campaign.
Led by Second Team All-Big South selection Javonte Green, Radford is slated to return 13 of 14 players, four starters and its top five scorers from last season's 13-19 team. The Highlanders are coached by former VCU assistant Mike Jones and finished 26th nationally in steals in 2012-13 with 8.6 per game. Jones, a 1990 graduate of Howard who played against GW during a four-year career with the Bison, enters his third season at the helm after assistant coaching stints at his alma mater, Furman, Richmond, West Virginia, Georgia and VCU.
Be sure to check back to GWsports.com each day until the release of season tickets on July 8 as a new men's basketball non-conference event is announced and broken down by Head Coach Mike Lonergan.
Saturday, Nov. 2 vs. Bowie State (exhibition) - Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, DC
Friday, Nov. 8 vs. Radford - Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, DC
Men's Basketball Falls at Davidson, 74-63
After shutting down one of the nation's premier scoring duos in St. Bonaventure's Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley last Saturday, the GW men's basketball team...
Men's Basketball Starts Road Swing at Davidson
The GW men’s basketball team sets out for a two-game road trip this week as it visits the Davidson Wildcats on Wednesday at 7pm in a game that will be ...
Cavanaugh Named A-10 Co-Player of the Week
George Washington men's basketball forward Tyler Cavanaugh has been named the Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.
Men's Basketball Bounces Back vs. Bonnies
On the heels of a heartbreaker against conference front-runner VCU on Wednesday night, the GW men's basketball team needed to bounce quickly with Saint...
Men's Basketball Hosts St. Bonaventure for Homecoming on Saturday
As part of Homecoming Weekend, the GW men’s basketball team plays host to St. Bonaventure on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in a nationally-televised game on...
Men's Basketball Stunned by VCU, 54-53
Yuta Watanabe and GW men's basketball were denied what would have been a game-winning three-pointer with .4 seconds on the clock after a foul was called on...
Men's Basketball to Whiteout VCU
The GW men’s basketball team looks to get back in the win column in front of its home fans on Wednesday evening vs. VCU in the Charles E. Smith Center,...
Men's Basketball Falls at Richmond, 84-75
On Saturday afternoon at Richmond's Robins Center, the George Washington men's basketball team battled back again and again over the game's final 20 minutes,...