WASHINGTON — Villanova cut down the nets last April in Houston. Now, the march to Glendale, Arizona begins this weekend. Multiple area schools tip off their seasons Friday while a few more begin play over the weekend. See you on the other side…
visits UNC-Greensboro at 7 p.m. What’s this — a Power 5 conference team having a road game to open the season? Does UVa’s football scheduler (the Cavaliers played pesky Richmond before going to Oregon this fall) handle their hoops front as well? #8 Virginia
George Washington hosts Maryland-Eastern Shore at 7 p.m. The Colonials unveil their 2016 NIT banner at the Smith Center, while interim coach Maurice Joseph makes his regular season debut.
Virginia Tech plays Maine at 9 p.m. Do they sell the smoked turkey legs at Cassell Coliseum like they do at Lane Stadium?
Howard visits Michigan at 9 p.m. Here’s hoping the Bison stay healthy after being banged up for much of last year.
Georgetown entertains USC-Upstate at 12 p.m. Last November, the Hoyas began the season with a home loss to Radford. I think they’ll be keyed up for this one.
George Mason meets Towson at 7 p.m. The Patriots facing a former CAA foe…they’ll also meet James Madison before entering Atlantic 10 play.
#5 Maryland Women host UMass-Lowell at 1 p.m. Last year the Terps tipped off their season with a 102-53 win over the Owls.
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