GW Men's Basketball 2012-13 OOC Schedule - Dec. 22 vs. VMI
Colonials Host Big South Runner-Up Keydets, Nation's Eighth-Best Scoring Team in 2011-12
July 13, 2012
Watch the video, then visit Facebook.com/GWsports and answer today's trivia question for the chance to win a great prize for the 2012-13 GW Men's Basketball season! Be sure to check back to GWsports.com each day until July 15 as a new men's basketball non-conference opponent and game date is announced.
George Washington men's basketball will return from an 11-day break for fall semester final exams to host high-scoring Big South Conference runner-up VMI at the Charles E. Smith Center on Saturday, Dec. 22.
The Keydets finished seventh in the Big South regular-season standings in 2011-12, but upset higher seeds Coastal Carolina and Winthrop to reach the conference title game for the third time in the past six seasons. VMI eventually dropped an 80-64 decision at top-seed and repeat Big South champion UNC Asheville, which went on to scare Syracuse as a No. 16 seed in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Coach Duggar Baucom, who received a contract extension through the 2016-17 season this summer, employs an up-tempo system that saw the Keydets average 79.7 points, the eighth most in the nation, during the 2011-12 campaign. Entering his eighth season in Lexington, Va., Baucom helped VMI lead the nation in scoring for five consecutive seasons from 2006-07 to 2010-11.
Rising senior forward Stan Okoye averaged better than 17 points and seven rebounds last year and is one of three returning starters for VMI in 2012-13. The Keydets' strong finish propelled them to a 17-16 overall record in 2011-12, including a 13-2 mark at home in Cameron Hall, and a 1-14 mark in true road games.
After checking in and watching Coach Lonergan's daily game breakdown, fans can visit Facebook.com/GWsports and answer a trivia question for a chance to be entered in a grand prize giveaway at the conclusion of the non-conference schedule announcements. Prizes include an annual subscription to GW All-Access, two Colonials Club passes for the men's basketball team's home opener, or men's basketball endzone season tickets.
Sat., Nov. 3 - vs. Catholic University (Exhibition) - Charles E. Smith Center
Sat., Nov. 10 - vs. Youngstown State - Charles E. Smith Center
Sat., Nov. 17 - at Boston University - Boston, Mass.
Wed., Nov. 21 - at Notre Dame - Purcell Pavilion, South Bend, Ind.
Sat., Nov. 24 - vs. Hofstra - Charles E. Smith Center
Mon., Nov. 26 - vs. Mount St. Mary's - Charles E. Smith Center
Wed., Nov. 28 - at James Madison - JMU Convocation Center, Harrisonburg, Va.
Sun., Dec. 2 - BB&T Classic - Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Tues., Dec. 4 - at Bradley - Carver Arena, Peoria, Ill.
Sat., Dec. 8 - vs. Kansas State - Charles E. Smith Center
Tues., Dec. 11 - at Rutgers - Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, N.J.
Sat., Dec. 22 - vs. VMI - Charles E. Smith Center
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