- CSNwashington.com - Monday, April 21, 2014

The George Washington and Virginia men’s basketball teams both played in Raleigh during the NCAA tournament. Looks like the Colonials and Cavaliers will be seeing a lot more of each other over the next two seasons.

GW and Virginia agreed to a home-and-home series for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, George Washington announced on Monday. 

Coming off a 24-9 season, the Colonials will travel to Charlottesville to meet the defending ACC champion Cavaliers at John Paul Jones Arena on November 21.

Virginia then heads to Foggy Bottom for a matchup at the Smith Center on Nov. 16, 2015.

The two sides first met during the 1906-07 season with the last matchup during the first round of the postseason NIT in March 2004. Virginia leads the series 25-23. 

The Cavaliers, who reached the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament, have been ranked in very early 2015 top-25 polls. The Colonials return four of their top six players from last season.

GW has not been shy about playing non-conference games against power-conference programs under coach Mike Lonergan. Last season GW faced Maryland, Creighton, Miami (Fla.), Marquette, Georgia and Rutgers.

“Our goal is to play a schedule that is challenging and puts us in a position for a berth to the NCAA tournament every season,” Lonergan said. “It’s going to be an exciting regional rivalry for our players, students, alumni and fans.”


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