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George Washington to Face Florida State in the 22nd Annual BB&T Classic

After a one-year hiatus, George Washington will return to the BB&T Classic to face Florida State. The game will be played December 4th at the Verizon Center in downtown Washington DC. The Colonials will return the game to the Seminoles at a future date.

Last season, Florida State posted a 20-14 record, receiving a 4-seed in the NIT, defeating Davidson 84-74, before falling to eventual runner-up Valparaiso, 81-69. The Seminoles are a team on the rise, with two ESPN100 recruits coming in next season: Dwayne Bacon and Jonathan Isaac. FSU will be the second ACC team on the GW schedule, as the Colonials will face Miami on December 22nd.

Historically, George Washington has seen great success in the BB&T Classic, dating back to the early years, when the format was a two day tournament, before eventually shifting to a triple-header, and in recent years, a double-header. Despite the format changes, the BB&T Classic has regularly attracted big-name programs, such as Michigan State, Florida, Villanova, Notre Dame, and many more. GW has seen some of the most memorable moments in program history at the Verizon Center, such as defeating Michigan State in 2004, or Maurice Creek’s game winner against Maryland in 2013.

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Daniel Frank is a member of the George Mason Class of 2022. He graduated high school from the Academy For Individual Excellence in Louisville, KY. He ...