American Added to Schedule, NC State Not Certain

Posted In News - By Josh Holman On Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 With 0 Comments

As mentioned on our message boards, it looks as American will be Mason’s home opener for 2013. The two teams last met in the BB&T in 2005, where Mason crushed the Eagles 75-35. American and Mason haven’t played since, but with former coach Jeff Jones now at ODU, the two look to renew the series. American used to be a member of the CAA, but left in 2001 to join the Patriot League.

Rumors also circling that NC State could come to Washington, DC and face Mason in the BB&T classic, but there have been conflicting reports on the matchup. We spoke with ESPN’s Andy Katz about the game, Katz then contacted NC State coach Marc Gottfried who said that the matchup was “unlikely”. Obviously, things are still being worked out on the BB&T matchup.

NC State and George Mason last met in 2010 at the Charleston Classic, with NC State winning 78-65. That was their only previous meeting. NC State is, of course, a member of the ACC.


About - Josh Holman is a 2001 graduate of George Mason University. He has been following Mason recruiting since the late 1990's and was the creator of, a now defunct site that was dedicated to George Mason basketball. He currently resides just outside of Springfield, IL.

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