Created: 4/20/2014 10:19:18 PMReplies: 31
4/20/2014 10:19:18 PM - Colonial NY
4/21/2014 9:02:27 AM - GW0509
I think that rumor earlier this year about us playing UVA is probably the big news. Hope it's a home and home.
4/21/2014 9:31:27 AM - BM
That wasn't really a rumor since ML repeated it ten times. I think you are right though.
4/21/2014 9:38:26 AM - Bo Knows
At UVA this year, home the following year. That has been well known. This might involve something else.
4/21/2014 10:00:46 AM - DCAbloob
It's the Virginia announcement.
4/21/2014 10:05:44 AM - DCAbloob
Nov. 21, 2014 at UVa, Nov. 16, 2015 at GW.
4/21/2014 10:10:50 AM - GW0509
Nice. Great job striking while the iron's hot. Hope we can go into Charlottesville and show what would've happened had we made some free throws versus Memphis!
4/21/2014 10:12:37 AM - NewGWFan
Even though we knew about this, it's still a great announcement. Congrats to GW (Nero, ML, others). Congrats to UVA for having guts to make this agreement.
4/21/2014 10:15:16 AM - Mentzinger
As any Colonials fan of any tenure knows, the road is littered with embarrassing road losses vs ranked opponents. Providence 2005 about the only exception I can recall in the past 20 years or so. Great! Awful! Nice job! Yikes!
4/21/2014 10:19:18 AM - Reuben NENE
Via Chick Hernandez Twitter
GW, Virginia to Play Home-and-Home Men's Basketball Series 2014 NCAA Tournament Teams to Play in D.C. and Charlottesville both schools say
GW plays at UVA IN 2014, UVA in Foggy Bottom in 2015
4/21/2014 10:19:19 AM - Long Suffering Fan
Wonder if Md leaving the ACC helped this happen in that UVa wants to continue to receive exposure in the DMV. For whatever reason, scheduling a home and home with an ACC team (especially one coming off of a year in which they won their conference and was a 1 seed in the tourney) is a major scheduling coup for which the AD office should rightfully be proud.
4/21/2014 10:21:15 AM - BM
Tickets for teh Smith Center will could be hottest in town that day. Superclass senior year for us and a zillion UVA grads in the area.
4/21/2014 10:27:12 AM - CH
Old news but I still love it. This and Diamondhead give us a nice foundation.
We completed the home & homes with K-State, UGA and Rutgers. Anyone else know what we might have on tap? Apologies if I missed any previous posts about this.
4/21/2014 10:32:11 AM - NewGWFan
Some scuttlebutt about Notre Dame, but nothing official.
4/21/2014 10:37:01 AM - Papa Smurf
Couldn't agree more.
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4/21/2014 10:43:39 AM - Thomas
Even though ML hinted that GW would play Virginia next year after he saw that GW could match up with them in the NCAA tournament, it's news because a lot of us weren't sure what the details of the GW-Virginia series would be. Most times when GW plays a high major in a series of games, it's 2 home games for the high major and 1 home game for GW. I've got to give Tony Bennett credit for having the BALLS to schedule GW at this point because it appears as if GW is going to be very good/elite for the next 2 years at least, and a lot of high-major schools would be afraid to play GW.
Didn't someone on the board say GW could be hosting Seton Hall next year??
4/21/2014 10:54:32 AM - Poog
Believe that UVA students will be off when we play them. Based on their fans at Raleigh, it'll probably still be a raucous environment. Should be an accessible venue for GW fans and if they travel in daylight, a whole lot of cows to count on both sides of 29. Don't go down there with a full tank of gas, it's much cheaper down there.
4/21/2014 11:09:41 AM - phillygwfan
Tweet of the year by the Fake Hatchet:
Men's basketball schedules series with ACC-champion UVA Cavaliers. Georgetown Hoyas to play with themselves.
4/21/2014 11:12:50 AM - Murray Hill Colonial
If I'm not mistaken, GW will be @Seton Hall this year (with they're absurd recruiting class) and I believe will also be @Rutgers as well as I think that contract was renewed.
Awesome to see us go out and play BCS schools on a consistent basis.
4/21/2014 11:49:17 AM - JP
So here is the thing that is bothering me: do we have a sharpshooter like Creek that we can rely on for solid minutes? I know Jorgensen looks like a stud, but he's a freshman. To run with UVA, we'll need significant guard play. Creek, while not perfect, kept us in a lot of games. Who is that shooting guard going to be for us?
4/21/2014 12:08:25 PM - BM
FYI, Diamond Head teams. WOuld love to play Ohio, Hawaii or Depaul in the first game to get on the winners side of the bracket.
4/21/2014 12:08:40 PM - BM
4/21/2014 12:21:37 PM - Free Quebec
JP, we will not be the same team as last year relying on one sharpshooter. I suspect you will see more shooting by committee. It's not just jorgenson - Yuta and Swan are supposed to be good shooters (with the size to really mess up a defensive scheme) and Bryant is supposed to be a shooter, though whether he contributes much next year remains to be seen. We can also expect Joe to shoot more threes and play on the wing a little more (with PJ and Savage handling the ball to free him up) and I expect to see Garino shoot more threes, as well. We may not have the one weapon like Creek, but we should have more shooting options on the floor at most times, which will open things up inside perhaps even more than this year.
BM, I would vote for Ohio out of those. Hawaii is a home team who can be tough on the Island; DePaul will have a bad record and could be an RPI killer but not as bad as their record. Ohio should have a winning record, but might be the same as DePaul (so equally tough opponent, but much better for the RPI).
4/21/2014 12:31:25 PM - BM
Meant to say Ohio, LMU or Depaul. The other three teams will be tough (especially if Dinwiddie goes back to CU), but Creighton was supposed to be tough too. :)
4/21/2014 12:40:41 PM - Bo Knows
I believe Seton Hall is at home this year but could be mistaken.
4/21/2014 6:45:05 PM - Thomas
Murray Hill Colonial, you're right about Seton Hall's recruiting class. I was stunned to learn that they've signed a top 10/ one-and-done type of player(Whitehead). If GW does end up playing Seton Hall next year, it will be a lot higher profile game than people realize right now.
4/22/2014 1:14:45 AM - bobo
FQ, don't forget the likely best shooter on the team next year: Griffin. I expect a big jump in the minutes and production from the sophmore SG next year.
4/22/2014 1:17:16 AM - Omar Comin'
It would be a hell of a nice surprise if Griffin pulls a Kethan on us and becomes a major contributor. I was ready to write off Kethan this time last year, and I feel similarly about Nick. Nothing I like more than being wrong.
4/22/2014 8:19:46 AM - Free Quebec
D'oh! Of course kethan should be a factor. Incredible shooter and started to figure out how to defend late in the season.
4/22/2014 9:25:59 AM - The MV
"Those days are over. Schools like UVA, Michigan State, and other power conference schools are never going to play at Smith Center again. The times have changed. The economics have changed. These schools are not going to give up a home game or a more lucrative road game in order to play in a 5,000 seat arena."
Ahh, the good old days.
4/23/2014 2:18:11 AM - Bigfan
He's got to work on ballhandling and defense.
But Nick definitely has the potential, and certainly the outside shot, to have a breakout season next year.