Friday, December 6, 2013

GW vs Maryland on Sunday at 3:30! Pregame (open bar) alumni reception at 1

Hey, do you like the Maryland Terrapins? If so, you are reading the wrong blog.

Ok, maybe I'm being a little harsh, but GW faces their northern foes on Sunday at 3:30 pm at the Verizon Center, part of the (maybe final) BB&T Classic. It's the first time the two teams have played since

Tickets are available by calling the GW box office at 202-994-7325, or on Ticketmaster if you don't want the GW section (use the code CYBERMONDAY and you may still get a deal.) There's also a reception for alumni at 1, but you have to call the GW box office about that too.

GW last faced the Terps in 2008, with the College Parkers winning that game. In the past, however, GW has used the BB&T as a springboard to bigger things, like when the team beat Michigan State and Maryland in back to back games in 2004, when both opponents were ranked in the top 20. After that, GW was ranked and good things happened, like three straight NCAA tourneys.

We'll see what happens this week. The Terps are 5-3 with two losses to ranked teams (UConn and Ohio State) and wins over some cupcakes like Abilene Christian, Marist and Morgan State, plus Northern Iowa and  Providence, and are #118 in the RPI (GW is 51.) So far, however, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon has beaten Mike Longergan -- in a milkshake making contest.

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