It appears that the Georgetown Hoyas will host the UMBC Retrievers to open their 2020-21 non-conference schedule, per Jeff Goodman of Stadium.
Here's a list showing UMBC at Georgetown on Nov 25— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) November 4, 2020
This is informally known in some parts as the @BenStandig Classic https://t.co/Ef4tDhan9i
In the Stadium report, “UMBC at Georgetown” is listed as an “Individual Matchup,” and not part of any multi-team event.
Sources: Georgetown will play 25 regular season games in 20-21 and not participate in an MTE.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) October 20, 2020
Part of the America East conference, UMBC currently has a strange schedule of back-to-back conference games, but no Georgetown on its website. GUHoyas has not been updated, and Patrick Ewing was unwilling to discuss his non-conference schedule last week at BIG EAST Media Day.
Ewing says that Georgetown is still working on completing the non-conference schedule.— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) October 28, 2020
Latest Kente Korner is up today!— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) October 30, 2020
I went over all things Big East media day with @NationWideNolan
The Hoyas were picked last, so now what @CasualHoya ?https://t.co/LPB2Ibs7J4
In June, John Rothstein reported the two local teams would meet, but so much has changed since then.
Source: Georgetown will host UMBC as part of its 20-21 non-conference schedule.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 23, 2020
Last season, as part of a very fine December, Georgetown blew out UMBC at Capital One Arena. A local team and member of the America East Conference may be just what Georgetown needs to open up and prepare for a tough four game BIG EAST gauntlet in December, let alone the remaining 16 games of the conference season.
While UMBC may not be the opponent we’ve all been waiting to appear on the schedule, the 2020-2021 season is shaping up to be pretty tough for a young, unproven Georgetown team.
BIG EAST Media Day: Lineup of December Games Announced! https://t.co/6H4fsPS2ns— Casual Hoya (@CasualHoya) October 28, 2020
Here’s the best guess at Georgetown’s 2020-21 schedule:
- Nov. 25 UMBC @ GEORGETOWN
2020 Wooden Legacy
- WVU (home) in early December, BIG EAST-Big 12 challenge (still expected)
- One or two other non-conference games between 11/26 and 12/10?
- Dec. 11 VILLANOVA @ GEORGETOWN
- Dec. 13 CONNECTICUT @ GEORGETOWN
- Dec. 20 GEORGETOWN @ ST JOHN’S
- Dec. 23 GEORGETOWN @ SETON HALL
- 16 more BIG EAST games, starting January 1, 2021
- Syracuse (away) on a Saturday in January...
Ewing says the Hoyas haven't been a good defensive team since he's been there and wants that to change.— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) October 28, 2020
Happy Birthday Rich Chvotkin! @HoyasWin pic.twitter.com/Z2kCrihIfk— Georgetown Hoops (@GeorgetownHoops) November 3, 2020