GW Men's Basketball Finalizes 2012-13 Game Dates
Colonials Add 16-Game A-10 Slate to Non-Conference Schedule; Information for Local and Regional TV Games to be Announced
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WASHINGTON - Dates for all 29 regular-season games of George Washington men's basketball's 2012-13 schedule have been finalized with the release of the team's 16-game Atlantic 10 Conference slate.
GW's 13-game non-conference schedule was released in July and is highlighted by a home game against Kansas State on Dec. 8 and road games at power conference foes Notre Dame (Nov. 21), Rutgers (Dec. 11) and Georgia (Jan. 4).
Information regarding game times, local and regional television, Federal News Radio audio streaming and 1500 AM radio broadcasts, and GWsports.com All-Access video streaming for the entire 2012-13 campaign will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Colonials will open A-10 play on Jan. 9 against St. Bonaventure at the Charles E. Smith Center, followed by a CBS Sports Network nationally televised showdown at Xavier on Jan. 12.
Additional highlights include Temple's final visit to the Smith Center as an A-10 member on Jan. 16, and inaugural A-10 meetings with new league members Butler and VCU on consecutive weekends. The Colonials host the Bulldogs on Feb. 9 before visiting the Rams on Feb. 16.
Along with the release of the 16-game A-10 docket, the league also announced that GW's Dec. 8 home contest against Kansas State will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network at 2 pm. The Colonials will also host Senior Day against the Dayton Flyers on March 9 in a game that will be broadcast regionally by CBS Sports Network.
The home game against K-State will mark one of the season's key gameday promotions with the BUFF OUT. Below is a tentative gameday promotion schedule, with additional promos to be announced in the coming weeks.
2012-13 GW Men's Basketball Home Gameday Promotions Schedule
Sat., Nov. 10 - Youngstown State - Home Opener Tailgate
Sat., Nov. 24 - Hofstra - Local Heroes Day
Sat., Dec. 8 - Kansas State (CBS Sports Network) - BUFF OUT
Sun., Dec. 30 - Sacred Heart - Kids Day
Wed., Jan. 9 - St. Bonaventure - Staff Appreciation Day
Wed., Jan. 16 - Temple - Back to School Night
Sat., Feb. 2 - La Salle - Armed Forces Day
Sat., Feb. 9 - Butler - Homecoming
Sat., March 2 - Saint Louis - Camper Reunion Day
Sat., March 9 - Dayton (CBS Sports Network Regional) - Senior Day
GW, which played a schedule last season which was rated in the Top 60 in the NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI), will face a total of 13 postseason teams between its non-conference and Atlantic 10 schedules in 2012-13, including seven 2012 NCAA Tournament participants in Kansas State, Notre Dame, Saint Louis, St. Bonaventure, Temple, VCU and Xavier. Coach Lonergan's alma mater Catholic, whom he led to the NCAA Division III National Championship in 2001, will also visit Smith Center this season when the Cardinals travel across the city for an exhibition on Nov. 3.
GW welcomes back several key lettermen in 2012-13 including Lasan Kromah, Dwayne Smith, John Kopriva, David Pellom, Nemanja Mikic and Bryan Bynes. Those returners will be joined by a sextet of newcomers brought in under Coach Lonergan in Villanova-transfer Isaiah Armwood, incoming freshmen and Washington Post All-Met guards Joe McDonald and Kethan Savage, and international prospects Kevin Larsen (Denmark), Paris Maragkos (Greece) and Patricio Garino (Argentina).
For questions on becoming a season ticket holder, please call the GW Athletics Ticket Office at 202-994-7325 or email Director of Ticket Sales Shelli Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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