Thursday, October 12, 2006

Update on George Mason Hoops

Remember March Madness and the amazing run to the Final Four by George Mason? Click to the month of March here in the archives to relive that run. Various publications caught up with George Mason head coach Jim Larranaga this week as Midnight Madness is just around the corner. Click on the links below to catch up.

USA Today: Mason Hoping For Another Run

The Washington Post: After Mason's Magical Ride, Larranaga Nails the Landing

The Washington Times: Everyone Is All Ears For Larranaga

The Washington Examiner: Larranaga, George Mason Aim to Prolong Dream

Coach L Gets Set For Another Year of Mason Madness

I'm excited that basketball season is around the corner. I hope to get to a couple Maryland hoops games this season as they try to get back into the NCAA Tournament after a two year absence. I've got my calendar circled for the BB&T Classic on December 3rd at Verizon Center. Three games: George Mason vs Bucknell, George Washington vs Virginia Tech and Maryland vs Notre Dame.


UnknownColumn said...

I was surprised to see ESPN with live coverage of George Mason's Midnight Madness. I mean, of all the bigger schools they could have covered...

We'll see if GMU can stay up with the elite. At least ESPN seems to be in their corner.

Has recruiting received any noticeable help after last year's run?

Bill-DC said...

They got two local commitments for next season, both guards. One from DeMatha and one from Woodbridge.

I think next year will be the year they start to reap from the benefits of the Final Four appearance. It will be interesting to see who they get and from where. I'm surprised they got a player from DeMatha.