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Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by Five Two, Dec 5, 2019.
Must be nice.
Have to think its a buy game, unless he somehow suckered a Big Ten school that isn't too far from them into a home and home
Somewhat relevant, looks like planning is getting started on setting up bubbles for early season games. Can't imagine we'd fall in that 75 team range that gets an invite to one of the bubbles though.
mason would be invited to the bubble with Morgan state and American, let’s be real haha.
In reality I hope it’d be a good bubble of northeast teams. Maybe Georgetown and Maryland get forced into a Dc team bubble of some sort.
Maryland, American, Georgetown, Mason, William and Mary, Towson, GW (we don't play), Loyola, UMES, Navy, UMBC, Morgan St, Coppin St, Mt St Mary's, Delaware St in the Gaylord/MGM... They can set up at least 4 basketball courts in there and probably another couple outside for practice.... weak as our OOC was going to be anyways so I don't mind it.
That link said 20-32 teams in Houston for SLU...you could probably also include all the Virginia schools in there (UVA, Tech, ODU, Hampton, JMU, Richmond, VCU, Norfolk State) -- am I missing any D1 programs? Oh, Howard...
Also, why Delaware St and not Delaware?
Clicked an NCAA google maps link for closest schools in proximity to MGM.. no reasoning behind teams other than closest location, which Delaware St is closer per that link. I missed typing Howard though for sure.
It would be very amusing if a pandemic is what gets Georgetown to finally play the likes of Mason and GW.
A few years ago the A10 women's and CAA women's tournaments were held at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD as both conferences were looking for neutral sites and in the middle of the conference footprint. This was before the new Mystics arena in SE DC. As you can imagine, its a terrible place for basketball. The A10's attendance was meh. The CAA did well as JMU and Delaware brought big crowds. These were the Elana Della Donne years at UD. All of the teams and out of town fans stayed at the Gaylord or Hampton Inn at National Harbor. I was overheard by one of the conference execs saying they should set up the court in the atrium of the Gaylord as they'd get more fans to watch. I was half joking, but the precedent had been set with Battle of Atlantis and others playing in hotel ballrooms. The conference exec wasnt too pleased with my idea. But now all those Nov tournaments in the Caribbean are in hotel ballrooms.
All this to say, I think playing at the Gaylord bubble makes a lot of sense.
Sources: If college basketball begins on 11/25 or 12/4, Mohegan Sun has emerged as a bubble location to host teams in December that were scheduled for the following early season events:
1:44 PM · Aug 28, 2020
Source: Winthrop is emerging as a potential bubble location for both power conference teams & mid-major programs in college basketball. Could be a golden opportunity during the "Golden Window" for mid-majors to get non-conference games if they're not in early season tournaments.
Well embedded moles in Kingston continue to rave about URI's Jeremy Sheppard, who redshirted last season. Could be Rams' 2nd best player. Averaged 9.2 PPG as a freshman at ECU
Nah he sucks I heard -Jim
He can really shoot it. Played HS ball in Richmond and I saw him absolutely torch some teams. But not surprised Jon’s “moles” on the URI coaching staff are hyping one of their players ...
What does "hyping" up a potentially highly touted player look like? Asking for a friend.
Any updates on the schedule?
For instance -
Cancelling all non league games that had dates prior to Nov 25?
Moving one or 2 games scheduled prior to Nov 25 to post Nov 25
I think I remember seeing recently that BYU is no longer participating in the Junkanoo Jam so we may have lost one of our better games. But it’s gonna be a while before we know for sure ... I’m sure it’s utter chaos at the moment.
There is a bubble being set up in DC at the Washington Convention Center. DC BubbleBall. No idea if we'll get an invitation, but one of the GW assistant coaches is the tournament director, and they are working with Events DC. Per the DC BubbleBall twitter, it's going to run 12/6 to 12/23 with 2 to 5 games per team, and all games will be televised. It was also mentioned that they'd possibly be doing multiple tournaments, with a new set of teams each week?
Another example I've seen, Chris Mack is setting up a bubble at Louisville.
So, there will be bubbles. Lots of bubbles. Bubbles everywhere!
Surely we have to get an invite to ONE of these bubbles, right? If not the DC one, Richmond would be a prime area to set up a VA school bubble, aside from the questions of the cleanliness of that place.
Could we set up a bubble at Mason? We have the facilities for it, and we are in a metro area. It could be “the leftovers bubble”. Winner gets a golden plunger.