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Pre March Madness notes

George Mason Basketball: Pre March Madness notes

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pre March Madness notes

-As soon as the NCAA tournament is over get ready for more A10 talk:
Here's CBS Sports video that says George Mason will be a strong target of the A10

-A former four-star recruit of Paul Hewitt's, Julian Royal, is transferring from Georgia Tech. The 6'8" forward labeled the 69th best prospect by ESPN recruiting back in 2011. If he transferred to the George Mason he would fill a need at the forward spot, both Jonathan Arledge and Johnny Williams would be gone by the time he's eligible. Something to keep an eye on.

-Boise State has been added to the 2013 Diamond Head Classic field that George Mason will be playing in next year in Hawaii. There is still one more team to be added but this makes three teams in the field that made the NCAA tournament along with Iowa State and Saint Mary's.

-Ticket information for Monday's game against Houston 


Anonymous Doug Economou said...

I hope it's true!

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Christopher Hirsch said...

Jon Rothstein is a tool. That is all.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous David Eber said...

I want out of the CAA. But is the A10 the best.Would the Big East, (not catholic 7) be interested in us. I know the top tier programs are gone. Not a 100% sure, but I believe Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Florida,
Syracuse are left

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Troy Thornton said...

Pitt- gone
Louisville- gone
ND- gone
Rutgers- gone
Syracuse- gone

4:18 PM  
Anonymous David Houck said...

I can't believe I am saying this, but I would actually say that staying in the CAA might be best if they could somehow get Davidson. A10 is losing Temple, Butler, Xavier and Charlotte already andI think Saint Louis is going to end up replacing Creighton in the MVC because of it. Joining the sinking ship that the old Big East is would be a terrible idea.

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Horace Blackman said...

I think George Mason should bail from the CAA. Winning the A-10 is huge. And consider that VCU is a 5 seed this year. GMU would have to win in the CAA for like a thousand years to be given a 5 seed.

5:40 PM  
Anonymous BP99 said...

A move to the A10 is an intriguing move for sure. It would bring us more recognition. Guys take a step back and realize we finished 5th in the CAA this year. That's the "middle" of the standings. How can we think we could compete in the A10 with teams like VCU, Saint Louis, and La Salle, when we finish in the middle of this poor conference. It took a buzzer beater to beat Richmond who's now a middle of the pack A10 team. Keep in mind we couldn't even beat UNC Wilmington this year, a CAA bottom-feeder .

Also, even with the four teams leaving, the A10 will still have 12 teams so who says they even will add anyone. I'm all for us getting out of a sinking ship CAA, but don't be too excited about our winning prospects in the Atlantic 10. Maybe in a few years with a different roster/coach/AD things could change, but next year's team at least, doesn't have the talent to compete in a league like the A10.

6:54 PM  
Anonymous David Houck said...

In a league that the A10 used to be..

10:05 PM  
Anonymous BP99 said...

so we can finish ahead of VCU? and La Salle? and Saint Louis? We're a top 25 team?

12:38 AM  
Anonymous James Hubbard said...

Right now GMU is struggling to compete in the CAA. Joining a more competitive league without changing the current program would turn the Patriots into cannon fodder. (Ask Fordham fans about how higher aspirations not matched by better recruiting/coaching/facilities worked out for them.) GMU management would have to invest significantly more into the program (the last time this topic came up,the estimate was $2-3 million a year.) You have to wonder whether A-10 opponents would fill any more seats at the Patriot Center (I doubt it). If not. would it be financially responsible to leave the CAA?

9:23 AM  

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