Today George Mason announced their home opener and final non-conference opponent, Rhode Island from the Atlantic 10. The opener is slated for November 11th which is the Friday before the team travels to Blacksburg, VA for the 1st round of NIT Tip-Off. I like the addition of an A10 school especially since they don’t have Dayton on the schedule this year. The Rams have some big names on their schedule for this year so they could end up with a pretty good RPI number. They only return two starters but hey at this point so does Mason. Should make for a solid home opener and early test for the Patriots.
Rhode Island’s website mentions that this will be the start of a three-year series. Also Patrick Stevens of the Washington Times notes that the Rams haven’t finished outside the RPI top 110 since 2005-2006.