George Mason Announces 2002-03 Basketball Schedules

Posted: September 25, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Contests against nine postseason participants from last season highlight the 2002-03 George Mason men’s and women’s basketball schedules. A feature of each schedule is 18 contests against Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) members, playing each of the other nine teams both home and away. The men’s team has 13 games at the Patriot Center on its schedule, while the women are slated to play 12 contests in Fairfax.

On the men’s side, George Mason will meet 2002 NCAA Tournament participants Southern Illinois, Pittsburgh, Mississippi, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The Patriots meet Southern Illinois and Pittsburgh, both of which reached the Sweet 16 last season, on the road, with a visit to Southern Illinois on Nov. 24 and to Pittsburgh on Dec. 28. Mississippi comes to the Patriot Center on Nov. 30 looking for revenge after the Patriots stopped the Rebels’ 44-game home winning streak (second-longest in the nation at the time) with a 71-70 victory in Oxford last December.

The Patriot women face 2001 NCAA Tournament participants Old Dominion, Hartford, and Chattanooga, in addition to Women’s National Invitation Tournament invitees George Washington and Delaware. George Mason meets Hartford (Nov. 22), Chattanooga (Dec. 7), and George Washington (Dec. 20) on the road, while the Patriots will play at home against defending CAA champion Old Dominion and fellow conference foe Delaware.

For information on George Mason basketball season tickets, call (703) 993-3270. Single-game tickets will go on sale Nov. 1. They can be purchased by calling TicketMaster at (703) 573-SEAT or (202) 432-SEAT, or by visiting the ticket window at the Patriot Center Box Office.

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