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South Florida added to the non-conference schedule

George Mason Basketball: South Florida added to the non-conference schedule

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

South Florida added to the non-conference schedule's Eye on College Basketball blog had a post about the CAA offseason today. Among the notes for each conference team they added important non-conference opponents. On George Mason's list is a game scheduled for December 29 at South Florida of the Big East. This is great news for the program as they already have an impressive non-conference schedule. Checking South Florida's athletic site we can confirm the game and the date.

So right now the month of December could be a big one for George Mason's 2012-2013 resume. They start off with Maryland in the BB&T Classic on December 2nd, then play at Richmond in the Governor's Holiday Classic on December 22nd, and finally end the calendar year at South Florida. Notice that none of these games will not be at the Patriots Center and two are on neutral courts (not really for Richmond though). None of these teams are a lock to make the NCAA tournament but I doubt Mason fans will be saying the team wasn't tested in their non-conference slate.



Anonymous Christopher Hirsch said...

But, but I thought with us being in such a shitty conference we wouldn't be able to get anyone good on our non-conference schedule?

Not so fast it appears.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Peter said...

Richmond fans hardly show up for games on their own campus. It's not gonna be like VCU fans at the CAA tournament.

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Scyth3 said...

A lot of these games are planned many months in advance...probably way before VCU/ODU/GSU dropped.

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Matt_LC said...

Good games but it's not like this erases the new weakened conference nor the benefit of playing a tough conference schedule as well.  

9:06 PM  
Anonymous Christopher Hirsch said...

We win these games and these teams have good seasons and it won't matter. Teams overcome crap conferences in college basketball every year to make the Tournament.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous shane said...

I have to give Hewett credit for recruiting and scheduling.  GREAT schedule this year compared to last year. 

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Dont_Block_me said...

Schools are scheduling us because they don't view us at a threat any more.

1:00 AM  
Anonymous dsnjd1 said...

I view these comments with great humor. I'd be interested to learn the age of each poster and how it affects their outlook on things. I graduated in 1983; I remember games being held at that glorified high school gym on campus. Mason was a member of the ECAC-South then. The difference bwtween schools in the conference and their facilities was dramatic then. Richmond had a first class arena on campus in the Robins Center as did William & Mary in the massive W&M Hall  (capacity on excess of 11,000 when the old pull-out bleachers were used...the largest arena in the state for years) and JMU also  had a decent arena in the Convocation Center. But, Mason's played in the P.E Building  and A.U.'s areana before Bender was similarly nothing to brag about.(And Bender arena was not an improvement.) VCU which did not officially join until 95' I think, and ODU a few years earlier I think in the early nineties, both played off campus in often half filled buildings in the Colesium and the Scope. ODU always had a "hard-on" for football (having an empty ready made stadium on their still ugly urban ghetto campus), and VCU has constantly flirted with the "perceived" big time ( Being a member of the Sunbelt and Metro Conferences before the CAA) thus their departures are really not too surprising. Their schools institutional  philosophy as it related to Basketball, if held by an individual would make a wonderful physcologial case study on ADD,... they can't seem to stay still. lol Oh' well, I guess that's life in the CAA. lol The sun will rise tomorrow, and I am glad that Mason did not chase the "perceived " big time.

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Christopher Hirsch said...

Because a couple schools left our conference? Makes no sense. Maybe they actually view as us a team that would give them a good win if they are on the Tournament bubble.

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Dont_Block_me said...

We did not even make the NIT last year. Lost our two biggest components (Pearson and Morrison). Teams know we are rebuilding

10:02 PM  

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