GW Women's Basketball Announces Complete 2011-12 Schedule
Colonials Add Atlantic 10 Games to Competitive, Local Non-Conference Slate
Sept. 8, 2011
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's basketball team will play 20 of its 28 regular-season games within the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia as the Atlantic 10 Conference announced the league schedule on Thursday to complete the Colonials' slate for the 2011-12 season.
More than half of GW's 28 regular-season contests will be against teams that reached the postseason in 2011, as eight A-10 teams and non-conference programs Morgan State, Auburn, Old Dominion, Loyola (Md.), Rutgers and Georgetown each participated in the postseason last March. Additionally, the Colonials will play 12 teams which finished inside the Top 100 of the final 2011 NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).
"The competitive and local flavor of this schedule gives our loyal fans and followers a great opportunity to support our student-athletes and watch some great basketball this year," said head coach Mike Bozeman. "The A-10 has evolved into one of the most balanced conferences in the nation, and we're looking forward to a playing a non-conference schedule that will prepare us to compete within the league."
The 14-game non-conference portion of the schedule was announced in late July and features 12 contests in the D.C. region, Maryland and Virginia and seven games at Charles E. Smith Center. GW will square off against ACC, Big East and SEC foes with contests against Virginia Tech, Rutgers, Auburn and city-rival Georgetown.
GW will also play seven A-10 opponents at Smith Center and head south on Interstate 95 to battle Richmond for a total of 20 contests within 150 miles of the district.
Season tickets and Partial and Flex Plans are now on sale. For pricing and details, please visit GWsports.com/tickets. Single game tickets will be made available beginning Wednesday, October 12 at 9:30 a.m. To purchase your seats today, please call 202-994-7325. Game times and additional television dates will be announced at later times.
GW will host three semifinalists from the 2011 A-10 Championship in Charlotte, Dayton and Xavier at Charles E. Smith Center as part of the 14-game conference schedule. The Colonials will also welcome Fordham, La Salle, Saint Louis and Richmond to Smith Center, while traveling to Rhode Island, Duquesne, St. Bonaventure, Temple, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph's and Richmond.
The Colonials open A-10 action on Saturday, Jan. 7, with a CBS Sports Network nationally televised game against the Fordham Rams at Smith Center.
The team begins its annual home-and-home series with a road trip to Richmond on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The Colonials return to host Charlotte on Saturday, Jan. 14 before a road week at Rhode Island on Wednesday, Jan. 18 and Duquesne on Saturday, Jan. 21.
GW closes January with back-to-back home games against Saint Louis on Wednesday, Jan. 25 and A-10 finalist and NCAA Tournament participant Dayton on Saturday, Jan. 28.
February tips off with a visit to St. Bonaventure on Saturday, Feb. 4, followed by home contests against two-time defending A-10 champion Xavier on Wednesday, Feb. 8 and Richmond on Saturday, Feb. 11.
The Colonials will play three of their last four regular-season games on the road with visits to NCAA Tournament participant Temple on Wednesday, Feb. 15, Massachusetts on Sunday, Feb. 19, and Saint Joseph's on Sunday, Feb. 26.
GW will celebrate Senior Day at Smith Center on Wednesday, Feb. 22 in its home finale against La Salle.
The Atlantic 10 Championship will move back to a campus site in 2012 following two years at neutral sites. Saint Joseph's Hagan Arena will host the 30th annual tournament March 2-5.
14 opponents in postseason play in 2011
12 opponents in NCAA RPI Top 100 in 2011