George Washington and Princeton to begin home-and-home series


Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports announced that George Washington and Princeton would begin a home-and-home series next season. The 2017 matchup will be in Foggy Bottom, and the return game will be in New Jersey in 2018.

The Princeton Tigers are coming off an undefeated season in the Ivy League. Playing in the NCAA Tournament, this team went on to miss a buzzer beater three that would have taken down the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Tigers proved to be a challenging bunch for Atlantic 10 teams last season. They opened up a 16 point lead against VCU in the Siegel Center before the Rams came back and won. They also put up a good fight against Saint Joseph’s at home before the Hawks faced a cavalcade of unfortunate injuries.

This series should be hard-fought for both teams, especially considering the difficulties George Washington has faced. The Colonials lose stud Tyler Cavanaugh to graduation, and a number of other players have transferred out of the program. New head coach Maurice Joseph is going to have a tough time facing a rebuilding year. That said, he did lead this team to a 6th place finish in the Atlantic 10 as an interim head coach. But as a GW fan, mark your calendars, because this should be a really good contest in Foggy Bottom.

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