FAIRFAX, Va. – The George Mason women's basketball team will play host to four out-of-conference opponents in the Patriot Center as part of the 2013-14 regular season as unveiled in the non-conference schedule Tuesday. The Patriots, under the direction of first-year head coach Nyla Milleson, will kick things off in preseason action hosting two exhibition contests before officially opening the season on November 10.
Mason will host Bowie State and Hood College in a pair of exhibition contests on Nov. 3 and 7 in the Patriot Center before playing its first regular season game on the road at East Carolina on Nov. 10. A Tuesday tilt at Morehead State on Nov. 12 closes out the two-game season-opening road swing.
The Patriots then return home to open a three-game homestand beginning with Utah Valley on Nov. 14. Former Colonial Athletic Association foe Towson makes a visit to Fairfax on Nov. 19 before Saint Francis (Pa.) wraps up the homestand on Nov. 21.
A short trip to UMES on Nov. 23 will wrap up the road portion of the month before Longwood visits the Patriot Center on Nov. 26 in Mason's final home game of the non-conference slate.
The Patriots will then embark on a streak of six consecutive road games during the month of December to close out the non-conference schedule. The month begins on the road in the Palmetto State at College of Charleston on Dec. 2. Mason then heads back north for a visit at Delaware State on Dec. 4 before traveling to Ohio to face Akron on Dec. 7.
Following a two-week break for exams, Mason travels to the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama to face off against UAB on Dec. 21. A Dec. 28 contest at East Tennessee State awaits the Patriots in the Volunteer State before Mason plays its final non-conference game of 2013 at Georgia Southern on Dec. 30.
The inaugural season of Atlantic 10 Conference play begins in early January for the Patriots who will play 16 games against the other 12 league members in preparation for the A-10 Championship.
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Mason's full game schedule, including A-10 conference games and game times, will be released at a later date.
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