Men's Basketball Schedule Released
Hoyas to open aginst Oregon in South Korea
Published: Thursday, September 5, 2013
Updated: Friday, September 6, 2013 02:09
For many Hoyas fans, it’s never too early to get amped up about the men’s basketball team. But now that the 2013-2014 regular season schedule has been announced, the annual basketball frenzy can begin in earnest.
On Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. the Hoyas will tip off against Oregon in the Armed Forces Classic at Camp Humphreys U.S. army base in South Korea. The game will be televised on ESPN — one of 29 national television appearances the Hoyas will make this season.
After the opener in South Korea, the Blue and Gray will return home to host Wright State at the Verizon Center on Nov. 13 before taking off for Puerto Rico for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament. If all goes well, the Hoyas — who are scheduled to face Northeastern on Nov. 21 — will play in the final on Nov. 24.
The world travels will then return to the nation’s capital for a series of four non-conference home games against Lipscomb on Nov. 30, High Point on Dec. 5, Colgate on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Elon on Dec. 17.
Georgetown will wrap up road non-conference play for the calendar year at Kansas on Saturday, Dec. 21, then finish up at home against Florida International a week later.
The Hoyas will ring in the New Year by hosting DePaul on Tuesday, Dec. 31 in their first Big East Conference game. On Jan. 4, the Hoyas will take on another conference foe, St. John’s, at Verizon Center, with tipoff scheduled for noon.
A series of road games follow for the Blue and Gray, the first of which is against Providence on Wednesday Jan. 8. In the following week, Georgetown plays two new Big East Conference teams: Butler on Jan. 11 and Xavier on Jan. 15.
The Jan. 18 matchup against Seton Hall at noon marks the first home game after students return to campus after winter break. Two days later, the Hoyas play rival Marquette at 9 p.m. On Jan. 25, Georgetown travel to Omaha, Neb., to face the third new Big East team, Creighton, before rounding out the month at home on Jan. 27 against Villanova.
Of the eight conferences games slated for February, three are at home, including Butler on Feb. 8, Providence on Feb. 10, and Xavier on Feb. 22. The rest of the away games include a Madison Square Garden matchup against Michigan State on Feb. 1, a visit to DePaul on Feb. 3, back to New York to face St. John’s on Feb. 16 and then to New Jersey on Feb. 20 to play Seton Hall. The Hoyas close out February against Marquette on Feb. 27. Georgetown wraps up regular season play against Creighton on March 4 at the Verizon Center and Villanova on March 8 in Philadelphia.
The Big East tournament will take place in New York from March 12 to March 15.
21 of Georgetown’s 30 regular season appearances will air on Fox Sports 1, the new broadcast partner for the Big East. The remaining games, including the opener in South Korea, the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament and the Kansas game, will air on CBS, ESPN or CBS Sports Network. The home matchup against Elon is the only game that will not be nationally televised.
2013-2014 Men's Basketball Schedule
Oregon: Nov. 8, 7 p.m.
Wright State: Nov. 13, 7p.m.
Northeastern: Nov. 21, 1 p.m.
Charlotte/Kansas State: Nov. 22, TBD
Lipscomb: Nov. 30, noon
High Point: Dec. 5, 8 p.m.
Colgate: Dec. 7, noon
Elon: Dec. 17, 7 p.m.
Kansas: Dec. 21, noon
Florida International: Dec. 28, 1 p.m.
DePaul: Dec. 31, 5 p.m.
St. John’s: Jan. 4, 1 p.m.
Providence: Jan. 8, 7 p.m.
Butler: Jan. 11, 5 p.m.
Xavier: Jan. 15, TBD
Seton Hall: Jan. 18, noon
Marquette: Jan. 20, 9 p.m.
Creighton: Jan. 25, 8 p.m.
Villanova: Jan. 27, 9 p.m.
Michigan State: Feb. 1, 3 p.m.
DePaul: Feb. 3, 9 p.m.
Butler: Feb. 8, 1 p.m.
Providence: Feb. 10, 7 p.m.
St. John’s: Feb. 16, 7 p.m.
Seton Hall: Feb. 20, TBD
Xavier: Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m.
Marquette: Feb. 27, 9 p.m.
Creighton: March 4, 7 p.m.
Villanova: March 8, 1 p.m.
Bold indicates home games.