Georgetown, Missouri Announce Basketball Matchup in Kansas City

GUHOYAS.COM Georgetown will play Missouri on Nov. 30 in Kansas City at the 2010 John McLendon Classic.
GUHOYAS.COM
Georgetown will play Missouri on Nov. 30 in Kansas City at the 2010 John McLendon Classic.
GUHOYAS.COM

Aug. 13, 2010

WASHINGTON - College Basketball is rooted in Kansas City, Mo., and two tradition-filled programs will celebrate that local history this season when the Georgetown Hoyas and the Missouri Tigers collide at the Sprint Center on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. ET) in the 2010 John McLendon Classic.

Nationally televised on ESPNU, Georgetown and Missouri each advanced to NCAA Tournament play last year and both programs have been picked inside numerous preseason Top 25 polls this summer.

Georgetown finished the 2009-10 season with a 23-11 overall record, advanced to the BIG EAST Tournament Championship game for the third time in six seasons under Head Coach John Thompson III, were selected for the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in six years and were the only school in the country to post wins over the teams that played for this year's national championship (Duke and Butler).

The Hoyas return four starters to their team this season, led by senior guards Austin Freeman (Mitchellville, Md./DeMatha), who scored a team-best 16.5 points per game, and Chris Wright (Bowie, Md./St. John's College H.S. [D.C.]), who averaged 15.2 points and 4.1 assists per game.

Georgetown and Missouri have met just once on the hardwood, with the Hoyas claiming a 63-51 win on Feb. 20, 1982 in Washington, D.C. Eric "Sleepy" Floyd dropped in 16 points and Patrick Ewing recorded a 13-point, 13-rebound double-double, while Ricky Frazier led the Tigers with 24 points and 14 rebounds. Georgetown advanced to the NCAA Tournament finals that season.

Tickets for the McLendon Classic will be available shortly. For more information, please visit http://www.guhoyas.com/tickets later this summer.

A portion of the proceeds from the contest will support the John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Program, which assists minorities pursuing educational interests in sports administration.

 

 

About the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation:
In 1998, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) founded the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation in honor of the late John McLendon. The John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Awards are presented to senior-level minority students who intend to pursue a graduate degree in athletics administration. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than 55 postgraduate scholarships. Additionally, in 2007 the Foundation established the McLendon Minority Athletics Administrators Hall of Fame to recognize and honor the dedication of longtime minority athletics administrators in raising awareness and working towards the advancement of minorities in the field of athletics administration, while achieving the highest level of excellence in their own career. For more information regarding this program, please visit www.mclendonminorityfoundation.com.
More Headlines
Top Videos
Schedules
DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE: Add to calendar
Saturday, Dec 20
Sport Opponent Time Coverage
Men's Basketball Charlotte 12:00 PM Fox Sports Network GameTracker Listen
Saturday, Dec 27
Sport Opponent Time Coverage
Men's Basketball vs Indiana 12:00 PM ESPN2 Listen
Wednesday, Dec 31
Sport Opponent Time Coverage
Men's Basketball at Xavier 10:00 PM Fox Sports 1 GameTracker Listen
Saturday, Jan 3
Sport Opponent Time Coverage
Men's Basketball Creighton 4:30 PM Fox Sports 1 GameTracker Listen
Tuesday, Jan 6
Sport Opponent Time Coverage
Men's Basketball Marquette 7:00 PM Fox Sports 1 GameTracker Listen
Saturday, Jan 10
Sport Opponent Time Coverage
Men's Basketball at Providence 12:00 PM Fox Sports 1 GameTracker Listen
Tuesday, Jan 13
Sport Opponent Time Coverage
Men's Basketball at DePaul 9:00 PM Fox Sports 1 GameTracker Listen
Saturday, Jan 17
Sport Opponent Time Coverage
Men's Basketball Butler 5:00 PM Fox Sports 1 GameTracker Listen
Monday, Jan 19
Sport Opponent Time Coverage
Men's Basketball Villanova 9:00 PM Fox Sports 1 GameTracker Listen
Saturday, Jan 24
Sport Opponent Time Coverage
Men's Basketball at Marquette 2:30 PM Fox Sports 1 Listen
Tuesday, Jan 27
Sport Opponent Time Coverage
Men's Basketball Xavier 7:00 PM Fox Sports 1 GameTracker Listen
Saturday, Jan 31
Sport Opponent Time Coverage
Men's Basketball at Creighton 2:00 PM CBS Sports Network Listen
Wednesday, Feb 4
Sport Opponent Time Coverage
Men's Basketball Providence 9:00 PM CBS Sports Network GameTracker Listen
Saturday, Feb 7
Sport Opponent Time Coverage
Men's Basketball at Villanova 2:00 PM FOX Listen
Tuesday, Feb 10
Sport Opponent Time Coverage
Men's Basketball at Seton Hall 7:00 PM Fox Sports 1 Listen
Tuesday, Feb 17
Sport Opponent Time Coverage
Men's Basketball St. John's 7:00 PM Fox Sports 1 GameTracker Listen
Online Stores & Tickets
HOYAS
Official Store
Vivid Seats
Gameday Live

Follow us! @GeorgetownHoyas