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Men's Basketball Hosts Northeastern Thursday in CAA Opener
Courtesy: George Mason Athletics
Release: 01/02/2013

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MEN'S BASKETBALL (7-5, 0-0) vs. NORTHEASTERN (5-7, 0-0)

When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Patriot Center
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TV: NBC Sports Network

Radio: GoMason Digital Network
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  • Mason Students Bring a Friend FREE - Mason students can receive a free ticket for a friend by presenting their valid Mason student ID at the North Entrance upon entry. Not Valid in advance.
  • Faculty/Staff exclusive ticket offer. Mason faculty and staff can receive one free ticket for each paid adult ticket at the Patriot Center Box Office with a valid Mason faculty or staff ID. Not valid on prior purchases. Offer valid on game day only.

The George Mason men’s basketball team opens Colonial Athletic Association play on Thursday evening hosting the Northeastern Huskies. Mason is opening conference play at home for just the second time in five years, and it is only the Patriots’ fifth home contest to date this season.

Northeastern comes to Fairfax with a 5-7 record, most recently dropping a 83-63 decision at UAB on Dec. 29. The Huskies have dropped six of their last seven after opening the season 4-1. Leading the way for head coach Bill Coen’s squad is Joel Smith, leading a quartet of double-digit scorers with 16.7 points per contest.

Mason holds a 10-9 lead in the all-time series, with NU taking a 85-82 win last season in overtime at Matthews Arena.