Georgetown's complete 2015-16 schedule has been revealed!
Games in Georgetown's non-conference schedule have been leaked over the past few months and feature games against Wisconsin and either Duke or VCU in the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden, a game against DMV rival Maryland at College Park, and a rekindling of old Big East rivalries in games against Syracuse and UConn.
Highlights of Georgetown's Big East schedule include tipping-off the BIG EAST season on the road against DePaul on December 30th and the first home game against Marquette on January 2nd. The schedule contains two weekend affairs against the Villanova Wildcats, Georgetown's likely top competition for Big East supremacy. The Hoyas will host the 'Cats on Saturday, January 16th at Verizon and conclude the regular season in Philadelphia on Saturday, March 5th.
Presser from Georgetown:
Georgetown Men's Basketball Announces 2015-16 Schedule
WASHINGTON - Highlighted by a home game against long-time rival Syracuse, a tournament appearance at Madison Square Garden, non-league games against Connecticut and Maryland and 17 games at Verizon Center, the Georgetown University men's basketball schedule for the 2015-16 season was released on Tuesday afternoon.
The Hoyas will play Wisconsin in one of two semifinals of the 21st Annual 2K Classic benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project, a field that also includes Duke and Wisconsin. Georgetown will have 22 games air on FOX, FS1 or FS2, two national appearances on CBS, two games on the CBS Sports Network and three games on ESPN. For the full Georgetown men's basketball schedule, please click here.
Prior to the start of BIG EAST Conference play, the Hoyas will play 12 games against non-league opponents. The 2015-16 regular season starts on Saturday, Nov. 14, with GU hosting Radford of the Big South Conference at Verizon Center. The game is one of two regional round games for the 2K Classic.
Three days later, on Tuesday, Nov. 17 (9 p.m., ESPN2), the Blue & Gray will visit local rival Maryland, a game that is part of the Gavitt Cup, an event touting matchups between members of the BIG EAST Conference and the Big Ten Conference.
The Hoyas will play Wisconsin in one of two semifinals of the 2K Classic on Friday, Nov. 20
(5 p.m., ESPN2) at Madison Square Garden. Georgetown will play either Duke or VCU on Sunday, Nov. 22 (ESPN).
Georgetown returns home for seven-straight games from late November to early December, starting with a date against Bryant University on Saturday, Nov. 28. The Hoyas host the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore on Tuesday, Dec. 1 and then will welcome former longtime BIG EAST Conference rival Syracuse to Verizon Center onSaturday, Dec. 5 (1 p.m., FOX). The game is the first in a four-year home-and-home series between the teams.
Ivy League foe Brown visits Verizon Center on Monday, Dec. 7 and the Hoyas will host UNC-Wilmington on Saturday, Dec. 12 as part of the BB&T Classic. Georgetown's final two non-league home games include a game against Monmouth on Tuesday, Dec. 15 and one versus UNC Asheville on Saturday, Dec. 19.
Georgetown will play at Conference USA foe Charlotte on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at Time-Warner Cable Arena, the home of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets, the final non-league game before the start of BIG EAST Conference play.
The Hoyas will open BIG EAST Conference play on the road, visiting DePaul onWednesday, Dec. 30 (9 p.m., FS1). The BIG EAST Conference home opener is slated for Saturday, Jan. 2, when Marquette visits Verizon Center (5:30 p.m., FS1). GU then visits Creighton on Tuesday, Jan. 5 (9 p.m., FS1) before returning home to host DePaul on Saturday, Jan. 9 (noon, FS1).
Following a visit to St. John's on Wednesday, Jan. 13 (6:30 p.m., FS1), the Blue & Gray host Villanova on Saturday, Jan. 16. That game tips off at 1 p.m. at Verizon Center and will air on CBS.
The Hoyas will play at Xavier on Tuesday, Jan. 19 (8:30 p.m., FS1) before playing their final non-league game on Saturday, Jan. 23 (noon, CBS) at former conference rival UConn. The first month of conference play closes with home games against Creighton on Tuesday, Jan. 26 (6:30 p.m., FS1) and Providence on Saturday, Jan. 30 (8 p.m., FS1).
The second month of conference play starts with road games at Butler on Tuesday, Feb. 2 (7 p.m., FS1) and at Seton Hall on Saturday, Feb. 6 (9 p.m., CBS Sports Network). GU returns home on Monday, Feb. 8 to host longtime conference rival St. John's (7 p.m., FS1).
After a game at Providence on Saturday, Feb. 13 (noon, FOX), the Hoyas play three-straight games at home, starting with Seton Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 17 (9 p.m., FS1). The homestand continues with games versus Xavier on Saturday, Feb. 20 (noon, FOX) and the final home game of the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 27 against Butler (noon, CBS).
The regular season concludes with games at Marquette on Tuesday, March 1 (9 p.m., FS1) and at Villanova on Saturday, March 5 (noon, FOX).
GEORGETOWN Home games in bold.
11/14: RADFORD (noon, FS2)
11/17: at Maryland (9pm, ESPN2)
11/20: vs. Wisconsin (5pm, ESPN2, 2K Classic at MSG)
11/22: vs. VCU/Duke (1pm or 3:30pm ESPN, 2K Classic at MSG)
11/28: BRYANT (noon, FS2)
12/01: MD-E.SHORE (7pm, FS1)
12/05: SYRACUSE (1pm on FOX)
12/07: BROWN (7pm, FS2)
12/12: UNC-WILMINGTON (2:30pm, CBSSN, BB&T Classic)
12/15: MONMOUTH (7:30pm, FS1)
12/19: UNC-ASHEVILLE (noon, FSL)
12/22: at NC-Charlotte (TBA, TBA)
01/23: at UConn (in Hartford, not Storrs)
12/30: DePaul (9 p.m., FS1).
1/2: MARQUETTE (5:30 p.m., FS1)
1/5: Creighton (9 p.m., FS1)
1/9: DEPAUL (noon, FS1)
1/13: St. John's (6:30 p.m., FS1)
1/16: VILLANOVA(1 p.m., CBS)
1/19: Xavier (8:30 p.m., FS1)
1/26: CREIGHTON (6:30 p.m., FS1)
1/30: PROVIDENCE (8 p.m., FS1)
2/2: Butler (7 p.m., FS1)
2/6: Seton Hall (9 p.m., CBS Sports Network).
2/8: JOHNNIES (7 p.m., FS1)
2/13: Providence (noon, FOX)
2/17: SETON HALL (9 p.m., FS1)
2/20: XAVIER (noon, FOX)
2/27: BUTLER (noon, CBS)
3/1 Marquette (9 p.m., FS1)
3/5: Villanova (noon, FOX).
3/9 - 3/12: BIG EAST TOURNAMENT (Madison Square Garden, NY, NY)
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