It’s late June of the pandemic year and we have some news about the upcoming season’s schedule—you know, if they play sports this winter.
Source: Georgetown will host UMBC as part of its 20-21 non-conference schedule.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 23, 2020
A date for the UMBC game was not yet announced, although one would expect the game to be in November or December. Still, the 11-team BIG EAST round-robin allows for a couple bye weeks that may need to be filled out of fairness of competition.
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 prepare for a tough 20-game BIG EAST gauntlet.
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. Fans can expect announcements of 6 more games and 7 more opponents.
Georgetown will be involved in the sixth iteration of Gavitt Tipoff Games as BIG EAST and B1G fans were already notified in May as to whether their teams were playing. The match-ups and hosts weren’t announced yet, but are expected any day now.
Big Ten in the Gavitt Games:— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) May 18, 2020
1 other https://t.co/DSvLvRoFwe
In April, Jon Rothstein announced the BIG EAST and the Big 12 matchups, as part of the 4-year basketball series. The Hoyas will host the West Virginia Mountaineers in the second year of the battle. The game is expected to be December 5, 2020, per some WVU materials released.
Sources: Matchups for the 2020 Big East-Big 12 Battle are set.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 22, 2020
Villanova at Texas
Creighton at Kansas
Baylor at Seton Hall
Providence at TCU
St. John’s at Texas Tech
Oklahoma at Xavier
West Virginia at Georgetown
Oklahoma St at Marquette
DePaul at Iowa St
Kansas St at Butler
The Georgetown Hoyas are also scheduled to join the Virginia Cavaliers, the UCLA Bruins, and the Kansas Jayhawks in the 2020 Wooden Legacy, a multi-team event in Anaheim around Thanksgiving (November 26 & 27, 2020).
With 3⃣ out of the 4⃣ teams appearing in @ESPNLunardi's latest Bracketology, the 2020 @Paycom Wooden Legacy Tournament will feature MUST-SEE basketball come Thanksgiving Weekend !!@UVAMensHoops: #1 Seed@KUHoops: #2 Seed@UCLAMBB: #7 Seed pic.twitter.com/EDL96nxwC3— The Paycom Wooden Legacy (@TheWoodenLegacy) May 20, 2020
Of course, there is another game against Syracuse this year, with this iteration planned to be up north, perhaps in an empty Carrier Dome. Even if no fans are allowed in the stands, such a game would not likely be held at Manley Field House as it was converted to turf in 2010. Most recent games with the Orange have been in mid-December, but who knows when it’ll be fit in. Both teams have 20-game conference schedules and it’s unclear if the series continues beyond next season.
Wishing a speedy recovery to Coach Ewing! Our fans are looking forward to another great Syracuse-Georgetown game this winter! pic.twitter.com/NDPVpdv7p5— Jim Boeheim (@therealboeheim) May 23, 2020
The BIG EAST schedule is likely bumped up to December, as there will be two extra UConn games this season (20 total). Accordingly, fans would expect six other games in the non-conference schedule.
Sources: The Big East is expected to play its December conference games in the middle part of the month before Christmas.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 21, 2020
League is going to 20 games in 20-21.
No one actually knows whether these games will be played, e.g, with fans or without.
I'm told it's all fluid now, but have also heard that several Big East teams (Georgetown, Marquette) could end up playing more on-campus/non-pro arena games due to the pandemic. https://t.co/0hh1ctj9Oh— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) May 28, 2020
School schedules appear to be aligning with the first semester going from mid-August through Thanksgiving to presumably miss much of the December cold and flu season.
They're all going to do it. They wouldn't be putting the first Big East games in mid December if they weren't.— UConn is home (@NoEscalators) May 23, 2020