GW Women's Basketball Releases Complete 2010-11 Schedule
Colonials to Play 13 Postseason Teams Over 28-Game Slate
Sept. 22, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC - Head coach Mike Bozeman and the George Washington women's basketball team announced its complete 2010-11 schedule today with a 28-game slate featuring 13 home games and 13 teams which advanced to postseason play in 2009-10.
Season tickets for the 13 home games are on sale now and continue until late October. Season ticket packages begin at $75, with special discounts for alumni, faculty/staff, senior citizens (60 or older), and men's basketball season-ticket holders. To purchase season tickets, visit www.GWsports.com and click on the Tickets link or call the Smith Center box office at (202) 994-6050.
GW's non-conference schedule was announced on Sept. 1 and is highlighted by a pair of tournaments - the Best Buy Classic in Minneapolis, MN, Nov. 13 and 14, and the Mayfair Hotel and Spa Holiday Classic in Coral Gables, FL, Dec. 28 and 29 - as well as marquee home games against George Mason on Dec. 5 in the Battle of the Orange Line and Auburn on Dec. 15.
The Atlantic 10 Conference portion of the schedule features home games against Richmond, St. Bonaventure, Duquesne, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Temple and Saint Joseph's. The Owls received an at-large bid to the 2010 NCAA Tournament, while the Spiders, Bonnies, Dukes and Hawks all participated in the Postseason WNIT.
GW will host St. Bonaventure at 5:00 pm as part of a Jan. 15 doubleheader with the men's basketball team hosting Harvard at 2:00 pm. The Colonials' Feb. 27 contest against the Saint Joseph's Hawks will air on CBS College Sports at 12:00 pm.
Road league games include Dayton, Fordham, La Salle, Saint Louis, Charlotte, Richmond and defending champion Xavier. The Flyers and Musketeers both won games at last year's NCAA Tournament, while the 49ers and Spiders played in the Postseason WNIT.
GW begins the 2010-11 campaign against 2010 NCAA Tournament participant Green Bay, then either the host Minnesota Golden Gophers or Northern Illinois in the season opening Best Buy Classic Nov. 13-14.
The Colonials return to campus to play their next three games at fully renovated Charles E. Smith Center. GW hosts Coppin State in its home opener Nov. 18, followed by North Texas Nov. 21 and Ohio Nov. 30.
The Colonials begin December with a visit to Marshall Dec. 2, followed by the Battle of the Orange Line with George Mason at Smith Center Dec. 5. GW then travels to Norfolk, VA, on Dec. 8 to face 2010 Postseason WNIT participant Old Dominion for the first time since 1996.
The non-conference home schedule concludes with back-to-back home games against Stony Brook on Dec. 11 and Auburn on Dec. 15. The Colonials then visit Postseason WNIT participant and district rival American on Dec. 18 before heading into winter break.
GW will travel to Coral Gables, FL, between Christmas and New Years for the University of Miami's Mayfair Hotel and Spa Holiday Classic at BankUnited Center. The Colonials play the hosts and 2010 Postseason WNIT finalists Hurricanes Dec. 28 and Morgan State Dec. 29.
GW completes non-conference play with a rivalry game at Rutgers on Jan. 3. The Colonials upset the NCAA-bound Scarlet Knights, 45-43, at Smith Center last December.
For the second time in the 29-year history of Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Basketball, the league will host its 2011 A-10 Women's Basketball Championship at a neutral site - the Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA, March 4-7.
Third-year head coach Mike Bozeman returns every starter from a 2009-10 season in which the Colonials posted a 6-22 overall record and qualified for their 28th consecutive A-10 Championship. GW also will welcome back a trio of key returnees - Ivy Abiona, Tara Booker and Danni Jackson - and introduce a three-player recruiting class rated in the Top 50 nationally by ESPN HoopGurlz - Kristin Aldridge, Erica Chandler and Chelisa Painter.
Fans this season will be greeted by a new-look Smith Center with an all-new exterior, updated concessions concourses and a refurbished box office. In the arena, a larger new state-of-the-art Daktronics scoreboard display will enhance the spectator experience with high-resolution replays and live game stats.
Five Opponents from 2010 NCAA Tournament
Eight Opponents from 2010 Postseason WNIT