George Washington Colonials Basketball Schedule
It's time for the start of another exciting college basketball
season and no place in the country is more electric than the Smith Center, the Washington D.C. home of the George Washington
Colonials. Last season the Colonials went 11-5 in the Atlantic 10 and 24-9 overall, and they are ready to make a big move
up the conference standings this year. Head coach Mike Lonergan is a proven winner and he will have plenty of talent to work
with during the 2014-2015 season including swingman Patricio Garino and guard Kethan Savage. Navigating through the challenging
Atlantic 10 is never an easy task but the Colonials appear to have the talent and experience to make some serious noise this
season. Be sure to get your tickets for all of the George Washington Colonials' biggest games from StubHub as soon as possible
so you can get some of the best seats in the house.
In their quest to make a return to the NCAA Tournament this season
the Colonials will have their work cut out for them as they take on many of the best teams in all of college hoops. The Colonials
have home games at the Smith Center against the Bloomsburg Huskies, the Grambling Tigers, the Longwood Lancers, the UMBC Retrievers,
the DePaul Blue Demons, and the VMI Keydets before conference play even begins. Once A-10 play gets underway the Colonials
will host the St. Louis Billikens, the Richmond Spiders, the George Mason Patriots, the Duquesne Dukes, the Dayton Flyers,
the VCU Rams, the Davidson Wildcats, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, and the UMASS Minutemen. During their mission to leapfrog
teams like Dayton, VCU, and St. Louis this season the Colonials will need every last bit of home court advantage they can
get from all of their biggest fans at Smith Center.
George Washington Colonials Basketball History
George Washington Colonials have a long and proud history in college hoops that dates all the way back to 1913. In more than
100 years of existence, Colonials basketball has built a strong and loyal following who show up by the thousands at Smith
Center on game days and turn it into tone of the most exciting venues in the country. Last season George Washington finished
third in the A-10, just behind St. Louis and VCU, and earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007.
Unfortunately, the Colonials lost a hard fought first round game to the Memphis Tigers but they plan on being alive in March
once again at the end of the 2014-2015 season and will be looking to make a deep run in the Tournament. This year's team appears
to have a perfect mix of new blood and returning stars. Players like Kevin Larsen, Joe McDonald, Patricio Garino, and Kethan
Savage should be able to provide some leadership as well as talent and experience that will help the Colonials stay at or
near the top of the standings in a stacked Atlantic 10. This is gearing up to be another exciting year in Washington D.C.
and you will want to be inside the Smith Center to see all of the action in person.
nothing like being in the stands when the game is on the line, so ditch the couch, brush off the potato chips and get ready
to see a game you won't soon forget. College basketball has plenty of great games on the schedule each and every season, from
plenty of top-tier regular season battles to Tournament clashes that you'll have to see first-hand to believe. These are some
of the best amateur athletes in the entire world, though that's something that you need to see for yourself to truly appreciate.
Will you be there when your favorite player pulls up for a game-winning three that will have everyone jumping out of their
seat in unison? There is nothing quite like being there with thousands of your fellow fans as the Colonials look to pile up
the wins and give their fans another memorable season, though that's not something that you're going to figure out sitting
at home wondering what the atmosphere of the big game is like.
George Washington Colonials Basketball Conference
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.
The George Washington Colonials have participated in the
NCAA Tournament 11 times and made it all the way to the Sweet Sixteen in 1993. Several former Colonials have gone on to play
in the NBA but arguably the most notable alum is Red Auerbach who was inducted into the Hall of Fame following his legendary
career as the coach of the Boston Celtics who he guided to nine championships in ten years.