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2015-16 schedule thread

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by Plink833, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. Plink833

    Plink833 Walk-On

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    Source in the ath dept tells me we will play Pitt from the ACC in the BB&T at the Verizon Center this December.
  2. MasonFanatic

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    Other known games:

    vs Wright State (return game)
    vs Northern Iowa (third year of four)

    at Manhattan (return game)
    at JMU (start of home-and-home) [Link]

    Charleston Classic - TD Arena, Charleston, SC
    (THU) Nov. 19
    (FRI) Nov. 20
    (SUN) Nov. 22
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  3. Steve33

    Steve33 Specialist

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    According to the Season Ticket renewal email Mason will host the following A-10 opponents
    Davidson
    Dayton
    Duquesne
    George Washington
    Richmond
    St. Bonaventure
    Saint Louis
    St. Joseph's
    VCU
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    I would hope we re-sign ODU. There is always energy in the building when we play them. Glad we are playing JMU. Those two should be fixtures on the schedule.
    I wonder how difficult DP will make the schedule given all the ?s he has in the first year. My gut tells me Northern Iowa may be the toughest team we play (outside of Charleston Classic).
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  5. MasonFanatic

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    This means we know four of our nine road opponents:
    La Salle
    Massachusetts
    Fordham
    Rhode Island

    I'm going to guess the other five are:
    Davidson
    GW
    St. Bona (no way we dodge a trip to Olean for a third time)
    Richmond (last 2 years was VCU H&H)
    Dayton (last 2 years was SLU H&H)
  6. Washingtonian

    Washingtonian All-American

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    Washingtonian All-American

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  8. MasonFanatic

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    Still no trip to the Himalayas, er, Olean! :crazyeyes:
  9. Washingtonian

    Washingtonian All-American

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    http://www.a10talk.com/initial-reaction-to-2015-16-atlantic-10-schedule-pairings/

    George Mason – After a 4-14 season in conference this past year things aren’t looking much better for the home team at the Patriot Center for 2015-16. Mason has the yearly disadvantage of being in what I like to call the Atlantic 10 South (Mason, Richmond, VCU, Davidson and GW), a region that includes three top-four caliber teams (Davidson, VCU, Richmond) as well as a George Washington squad who should challenge to be near the top of the conference as well. Add home games with Dayton, Bona, a rising Saint Joseph’s team and some banana peels against Duquesne and Saint Louis and Dave Paulsen has his work cutout for him in his first season in Fairfax.
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    Hate to say it, but I'd take 4-14 in year 1 of Paulsen as long as GMU looks better in losing.

    Why not aim high for 5-13 though? Can't GMU squeeze 3 home wins and a couple of road wins out of that schedule?
  11. KAOriginal

    KAOriginal All-Conference

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    Ah...the cellar dweller of the south........come on DP...."shock the world!"
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  12. Washingtonian

    Washingtonian All-American

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    Jon Rothstein ‏@JonRothstein
    Northern Iowa will begin a three-year series with UNC at home on 11/21/15, Ben Jacobson told @CBSSports. Nice homecoming for Marcus Paige.

    I am posting this because we play Northern Iowa this season, could be a RPI boost.
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    Five Two Starter

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    UNC has always been good about "homecoming" games, dating back to the Dean Smith days. I was fortunate enough to see UNC play at Cornell as a homecoming game for King Rice (Binghamton U wasn't a D-I back then so Cornell was the closest option). UNC played at Penn a few years ago because Roy wanted his players to play at the Palestra. I realize there is a lot of $$ lost for a school like UNC by giving up a home game, so kudos to them for going to UNI, even if its a 2-for-1 deal.
  14. TwoFootTackle

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    My expectation for the season is that Mason's RPI will be irrelevant. I'm just hoping to have a minimum of Hewitt-like WTF moments when I watch the team.
  15. Vurbel

    Vurbel Hall of Famer

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    I'll settle for simply not calling timeout with 4:04 left.
  16. GreenLantern

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    I will settle for more OT games!
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  18. MasonFanatic

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    We will play UNI in 2016-17 too. RPI might be more relevant by then.
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