Sep 5, 2013
WASHINGTON - Highlighted by several marquee games, including the season opener at Camp Humphreys in South Korea, 15 contests at Verizon Center and with 29 games nationally-televised, the Georgetown University men's basketball schedule for the 2013-14 season was released on Wednesday afternoon.
The Hoyas open the 2013-14 season by competing against Oregon in the Armed Forces Classic at Camp Humphreys - a United States Army Base - in South Korea on Friday, Nov. 8 (ESPN, 7 p.m.). Other marquee games for the Blue & Gray include an appearance in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a non-league matchup at Kansas (Dec. 21) and an appearance at Madison Square Garden against Michigan State during Fox Sports' "Super Saturday" as part of Super Bowl weekend.
Georgetown will make more than 20 appearances on Fox Sports 1, the new broadcast partner for the BIG EAST Conference, as well as making three appearances on CBS, one on CBS Sports and two on CBS Sports Network.
Following the team's season-opening game against Oregon in South Korea, Georgetown returns home to the nation's capital to host Wright State at Verizon Center on Wednesday, Nov. 13 (7 p.m.).
The Hoyas will then travel to play in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament from Thursday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 24. Georgetown is slated to open the tournament against Northeastern on Thursday, Nov. 21 (1 p.m.). The winner of that game advances to play either Charlotte or Kansas State on Friday, Nov. 22. The tournament field also includes Florida State, Long Beach State, Michigan and VCU.
Georgetown then returns home to Verizon Center for the first of four-straight non-league games, starting on Saturday, Nov. 30 against Lipscomb (noon). The homestand continues in the first weekend of the month with a game against High Point on Thursday, Dec. 5 (7 p.m.) and against Colgate on Saturday, Dec. 7 (noon). After a break for exams, the team plays Elon on Tuesday, Dec. 17 (7 p.m.). The Blue & Gray will visit famed Allen Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Kansas for a matchup with the Jayhawks on Saturday, Dec. 21 (noon). The Hoyas play their penultimate non-league game of the regular season on Saturday, Dec. 28 against Florida International (noon).
BIG EAST Conference play starts on New Year's Eve, with the Hoyas hosting rival DePaul on Tuesday, Dec. 31, a game that will air live on Fox Sports 1. The New Year starts on Saturday, Jan. 4, when the Hoyas host long-time conference rival St. John's at Verizon Center (1 p.m.). Georgetown hits the road for three-straight games, starting with a matchup at Providence on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The road trip includes trips to new BIG EAST Conference members Butler (Saturday, Jan. 11) and Xavier (Wednesday, Jan. 15).
The Hoyas play three of their final four games in January at home, first against Seton Hall on Saturday, Jan. 18 (noon) and against Marquette on Monday, Jan. 20 (9 p.m.). A trip to new BIG EAST member Creighton follows on Saturday, Jan. 25 and the month closes out by hosting Villanova at Verizon Center on Monday, Jan. 27 (9 p.m.).
February starts with the team's final non-league game, against Michigan State on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Madison Square Garden as part of Super Saturday hoops. The Hoyas play four of their seven BIG EAST games in February on the road, starting with a visit to DePaul on Monday, Feb. 3. The team returns home for a pair of games, hosting Butler (Saturday, Feb. 8, 1 p.m.) and Providence (Monday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m.) at Verizon Center. Another visit to New York City, this time to play St. John's on Sunday, Feb. 16 follows, along with a trip to Seton Hall on Thursday, Feb. 20. Georgetown hosts Xavier at Verizon Center on Saturday, Feb. 22 (11:30 a.m.) and closes out the month at Marquette on Thursday, Feb. 27.
GU hosts Creighton in its final home game of the regular season on Tuesday, March 4 (7 p.m.) and closes out the regular season on Saturday, March 8 at Villanova.
Georgetown finished the 2012-13 season with a 25-7 record and earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Hoyas won a share of the BIG EAST Regular Season Championship and were the No. 1 seed in the tournament after posting a 14-4 record in league play. The Hoyas were ranked No. 8 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and No. 8 in the USA Today Coaches' poll and closed out the regular season with 12 wins in 13 games.
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