George Washington Colonials Basketball Schedule
Each year as the intensity of the college basketball season really
begins to heat up, there is no better place to be than the Charles E. Smith Center, the Washington, D.C. home of the George
Washington Colonials basketball team. Last season the Colonials took a big step forward, finishing tied for third in the Atlantic
10 and earned their first NCAA Tournament bid since 2007. You can be sure that the 2014-2015 season will see the Colonials
looking to keep the hot streak going as they attempt to establish themselves as one of the dominant programs in the A-10 and
will be aiming to score as many wins as they can to help build their resume for a second straight NCAA Tournament bid.
George Washington Colonials will once again have their hands full as they take on all of the top teams in the A-10 including
the St. Louis Billikens, the Virginia Commonwealth Rams, the UMass Minutemen, the Saint Joseph's Hawks, and more. The A-10
has proven to be one of the most competitive conferences in all of college hoops but the Colonials have the talent and desire
to pull off some big wins during conference play and make their way back to the Big Dance. Tickets to see the Colonials play
at Charles E. Smith Center always sell quickly and GWU will need all of the home court advantage they can get from their biggest
fans this season so be sure to get your tickets from StubHub as soon as possible.
George Washington Colonials
The Colonial have been playing basketball since 1913 and have been a part of the NCAA Tournament
eleven times, including the 2014 Tournament in which they lost to Memphis in the second round. The 1993 GWU team made it all
the way to the Sweet Sixteen which is the furthest a team from the university has ever advanced in the Big Dance. The returning
players for George Washington are determined to make it back to the Tournament once again and are poised for another impressive
run through the A-10.
George Washington Colonials Basketball Conference
The George Washington Colonials
are members of the Atlantic 10 which has long been one of the truly great conferences in the country. The A-10 had often been
underrated by those not very familiar with college basketball but with its addition of some new great teams in recent years
it has become a conference that is impossible to overlook. There are fourteen universities who participate in Atlantic 10
basketball: St. Louis, Virginia Commonwealth, George Washington, Saint Joseph's, Massachusetts, La Salle, Dayton, Richmond,
Duquesne, St. Bonaventure, Rhode Island, George Mason, Davidson, and Fordham. There are several classic rivalries within the
conference including the cross-town rivalry between La Salle and Saint Joe's who are both former Big 5 members, the in-state
rivalry between VCU and Richmond, and the "Battle of the Rams" between Rhode Island and Fordham. With the recent additions
of teams like Davidson, Virginia Commonwealth, and Saint Louis look for new rivalries to develop within the conference as
these teams continually to face off against one another several times a year during A-10 play. If you are looking to see some
top notch college basketball action, the Atlantic 10 is the place to be. As the conference continues to grow and gain more
and more national attention, every team in the conference will improve and not only make a mark on the conference but the
national college hoops landscape.
Attending a top college basketball game is one of the
best experiences to be found in sports. Many of the top student athletes in the world take the court in college basketball,
when this is combined with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports there is an atmosphere in the arena that cannot
be found anywhere else. When you set foot in Charles E. Smith Center for a George Washington Colonials home basketball game
this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening jump ball the fans get on their feet and loudly cheer for their alma
mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of end to end action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. All
of a sudden the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your
palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold your
breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Colonials' side erupts after another
big win and their fans exit of the arena in jubilation. The moment you leave Charles E. Smith Center you will want to immediately
start planning your next trip to the venue to cheer on the Colonials.
Legendary Boston Celtics
coach Red Auerbach played his college hoops at George Washington before beginning his Hall of Fame coaching career.