Men’s Basketball Schedule for 2007-08 Announced
Posted: September 27, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
The Mason men’s basketball team will open the 2007-08 campaign with three straight home contests and a record seven games in November. The season opener will be at the Patriot Center on Friday, Nov. 9, against the University of Vermont Catamounts.
Games with Cleveland State on Nov. 13 and Dayton on Nov. 17 will quickly follow.
Mason will participate in the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla., and will face Kansas State at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) in a nationally televised game on ESPN2. Mason will play two more games in the tournament, facing either Villanova or Central Florida on Friday.
All the games will be played at Disney’s Milk House at Disney’s Wide World of Sports and will air on either ESPN2 or ESPNU. Saturday will be an off day, with the tournament wrapping up on Sunday. The other teams in the tournament include North Carolina State, Penn State, Rider and South Carolina.
For the fourth consecutive season, Mason will participate in the BB&T Classic on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The Patriots will take on East Carolina, with tip scheduled for 5 p.m. Prior to Mason’s game, George Washington will play Auburn, with tip scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Following Mason’s contest, Maryland will battle Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) at 7:30 p.m. All three games in this year’s BB&T Classic will be televised on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN).
The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) received an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament the past two seasons, and conference play is once again expected to be competitive. The Patriots open their CAA schedule against Drexel on Nov. 29 at the Patriot Center.
The Patriots will play home-and-home CAA games with Drexel, Towson, Delaware, Northeastern, James Madison, Old Dominion and UNC Wilmington. The Green and Gold have two additional home match-ups, one with defending CAA champion VCU and one with William and Mary.
Homecoming is scheduled for Feb. 16 against UNC Wilmington. Mason will travel to Georgia State and Hofstra. The CAA Tournament will once again be held at the Richmond Coliseum from March 7 to 10.
The remaining games on the nonconference schedule include home games against Hampton (Dec. 5) and Liberty (Dec. 30). The Patriots will play on the road at Kent State (Dec. 8), at Florida International (Dec. 21) and the ESPN BracketBuster on Feb. 23. The opponent for that game will be announced in early February.
Season tickets are currently available. Fans can visit GoMason.com to get a ticket order form or call the ticket office at 703-993-3270. Game times and television schedules will be announced at a later date.