Patriots Fans Join in March Madness with Pep Rally and Bus to CAA Championship

Posted: February 27, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Patriots fans won’t want to miss activities this week designed to rally the men’s basketball team as the players head into the important Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament this weekend. Winning the tournament will mean a berth for the Patriots in the NCAA Championship tournament that begins March 14.

  • Be Bold, Wear Gold Day and Pep Rally

    Thursday, March 2

    Fairfax Campus, Johnson Center Atrium, noon

    Make sure to “Be Bold, Wear Gold” to this CAA Tournament send-off party and pep rally!

  • Get on the Bus: Join Fellow Patriot Fans on the Road to the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship!

    Students ride free ($10 refundable deposit reserves a seat). All others pay $10. Reserve your spot today by visiting the Student Activities Office in Student Union Building I, Room 101. Game tickets will be sold at the box office at the Richmond Coliseum ($5.50 for students and $16 for nonstudents), where the games will be played.

    Bus Departure Times:

    Saturday, March 4: Bus departs at 3 p.m. If we win Saturday, the bus departs on Sunday, March 5, at 12:30 p.m. or 3 p.m. (depending on standings).

    If we win Sunday, the bus to the championship game departs at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 6.

    Questions? Contact Alissa Karton at akarton@gmu.edu or 703-993-1438.

    For those not traveling on the bus, directions to the Richmond Coliseum are available at the CAA web site. Paid parking is available in various lots around the Coliseum.

Did You Know?

  • ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll ranks Mason in the top 25 for the first time in school history!

  • Coach Jim Larranaga is the winningest coach in the CAA.

  • Mason is sixth in the nation in field goal percentage defense.

  • Mason is eighth in the nation in scoring defense (holding opponents under 58 points a game).

  • The Patriots have held 23 straight opponents under 70 points, the second longest active streak in the country.

  • This season is the eighth straight season with 10-plus wins in conference (one of only 14 teams in the country that currently has such a streak).

  • This is the seventh 20-win season in school history.
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