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Men's Basketball Faces Maryland Sunday in BB&T Classic
Courtesy: George Mason Athletics
Release: 12/01/2012

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2012 BB&T Classic

When: Sunday, December 2, 2:30 p.m. (after conclusion of the GW-Manhattan game)
Where: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Tickets: Click Here
Radio: GoMason Digital Network
Live Stats: Click Here

The George Mason men’s basketball team opens December with a neutral-site matchup against the University of Maryland, taking part in the 18th Annual BB&T Classic on Sunday afternoon.

Maryland comes into Sunday’s game with a 5-1 record, including five straight victories after a season-opening loss to defending national champion Kentucky. The Terps, who rank in the top-5 in the country in rebounding and assists, feature three double-digit scorers led by sophomore Alex Len who averages 15.2 points along with a team-high nine rebounds per contest.

This will mark the fifth appearance in the BB&T Classic for the Patriots, and Mason has amassed a 1-3 record in the tournament. The lone victory came in the 2005 iteration, a 75-35 win over American. Mason has faced the Terps once before in the BB&T, a 78-54 loss in 2004.