Atlantic 10 tournament coming to Verizon Center in 2018!

Well, this is pretty awesome! The Atlantic 10 announced that the men's conference tournament will be at the Verizon Center in 2018. It's in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center until 2016, then Pittsburgh in 2017. Here's the link to GW's press release about it. That means we not only get to see lots of basketball, there's presumably a home court advantage for the good guys.

AD Patrick Nero and coach Mike Lonergan are pleased (for good reason!)
"The announcement of the 2018 men's basketball championship coming to D.C., just days after the news of our record number of national television games ahead in 2014-15, is yet another sign of the strong, upward trajectory of our program and conference, and should be very pleasing to our fans both locally and across the country," said George Washington Director of Athletics Patrick Nero. "This is an incredible city to live in and to visit, and we're thrilled that D.C. will play host to this marquee event."

"Having grown up locally I have great memories of watching basketball games at the many venues around the city and in the area," said Head Men's Basketball Coach Mike Lonergan. "To have this opportunity to compete for a championship at Verizon Center in front of our loyal fan base, family and friends will be very special for me. I've always thought that the best high school basketball in the country is played in the DMV, so having the A-10 Championship here should aid our efforts to recruit locally and be attractive to players who can now try to win a championship at home."