The ultimate 2018-19 Mid-Atlantic college hoops viewing guide


The ultimate 2018-19 Mid-Atlantic college hoops viewing guide

Not all college basketball games are created equal and sometimes it is hard to keep track of which games should be kept track of.

In terms of all the teams in the Mid-Atlantic area (Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C.) we've got you covered.

Below is the ultimate Mid-Atlantic college hoops guide for the 2018-19 season. 

The following games were selected based on:

  1. Significance to the Mid-Atlantic program
  2. No overlapping games
  3. Rivalry games got prioroity
  4. Home games in the Mid-Atlantic are a priority
  5. Being on television had an impact as well

Of course we could have chosen a game each night, but we understand that some people need a break.

The Ultimate 2018-19 Mid-Atlantic College Hoops Viewing Guide

Nov. 23 at 7:00 p.m.: George Mason vs. Cincinnati (CBS Sports Network)
Nov. 24 at 1:00 p.m.: American at UMBC
Nov. 25 at 6:00 p.m.: Loyola vs. Towson
Nov. 27 at 7:00 p.m.: Virginia Tech vs. Penn State (ESPN2/ ESPNU)
Nov. 28 at 7:15 p.m.: Virginia vs. Maryland (ESPN/ESPN2)
Nov. 29 at 7:00 p.m.: Hampton vs. Norfolk State
Nov. 30 at 7:00 p.m.: Radford vs. Texas (Longhorn Network)

Dec. 1 at 1:00 p.m.: Mount St. Mary's vs. Loyola (MASN)
Dec. 1 at 3:00 p.m.: Longwood vs. VMI 
Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.: Wake Forest vs. Richmond (NBCSN)
Dec. 3 at 7:00 p.m.: UMBC vs. Coppin State
Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m.: Radford vs. James Madison
Dec. 5 at 8:00 p.m.: VCU vs. Texas (ESPNU)
Dec. 7 at 7:00 p.m.: James Madison vs. George Mason (MASN)
Dec. 8 at 1:00 p.m.: Morgan State vs. Towson
Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m.: Georgetown vs. Syracuse (ESPN)
Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m.: VCU vs. Virginia (ACC Regional Networks)
Dec. 11 at 7:00 p.m.: Loyola vs. Maryland (BTN)
Dec. 14 at 7:00 p.m.: Howard vs. George Washington (ESPN+)
Dec. 15 at 12:00 p.m.: Old Dominion vs. Syracuse
Dec. 15 at 2:00 p.m.: MD-Eastern Shore vs. Pittsburgh
Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m.: Virginia Tech vs. Washington (ESPN)
Dec. 16 at TBA: Florida Gulf Coast vs. UMBC
Dec. 18 at 7:00 p.m.: Mount St. Mary's vs. American 
Dec. 21 at 7:00 p.m.: Navy vs. George Mason
Dec. 22 at 12:00 p.m.: MD-Eastern Shore vs. American
Dec. 22 at 2:00 p.m.: Virginia vs. William & Mary (ACC Network)
Dec. 22 at 4:00 p.m.: VCU vs. Wichita State (ESPN2)
Dec. 28 at 7:00 p.m.: James Madison vs. William & May
Dec. 29 at TBA: UMBC vs. Penn State
Dec. 29 at 12:00 p.m.: Georgetown vs. Howard (FS1)
Dec. 29 at 2:00 p.m.: American vs. George Washington
Dec. 29 at 6:00 p.m.: Radford vs. Maryland (ESPNU)
Dec. 29 at 8:00 p.m.: George Mason vs. Kansas State (ESPN3)
Dec. 30 at 4:00 p.m.: Towson vs. William & Mary

Jan. 5 at 1:00 p.m: St. John's vs. Georgetown (CBS)
Jan. 5 at 4:30 p.m. Longwood vs. Radford
Jan. 5 at 7:00 p.m.: Western Kentucky vs. Old Dominion (Stadium FB Live)
Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m.: Georgtown vs. Xavier (FS1)
Jan. 15 at 8:00 p.m.: Virginia Tech vs. Virginia (Raycom Sports)
Jan. 19 at TBA: Virginia vs. Duke (ESPN2)
Jan. 21 at 7:00 p.m.: Radford vs. Longwood 
Jan. 26 at 7:00 p.m.: George Washington vs. George Mason (ESPN+)

Feb. 2 at 4:00 p.m.: Norfolk State vs. Howard
Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m.: George Mason vs. VCU (NBCSN)
Feb. 6 at 7:00 p.m.: American vs. Navy
Feb. 9 at 6:00 p.m.: Duke vs. Virginia (ESPN2)
Feb. 13 at 7:00 p.m.: Richmond vs. VCU (ESPN2)
Feb. 18 at 7:00 p.m.: Virginia vs. Virginia Tech (ESPN)
Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m.: Villanova vs. Georgetown (FS1)
Feb. 21 at TBA: Vermont vs. UMBC
Feb. 23 at 2:00 p.m.: George Washington vs. VCU (ESPN+)
Feb. 26 at 7:00 p.m./ 9:00 p.m.: Duke vs. Virginia Tech (ESPN)

March 2 at 4:00 p.m.: VCU vs. Richmond (CBS Sports Network)
March 5 at 7:30 p.m.: VCU vs. George Mason (Stadium)
March 7 at 8:00 p.m.: Howard vs. Norfolk State
March 8 at 7:00 p.m.: Miami vs. Virginia Tech  (ESPN2)
March 9 at 2:00 p.m.: George Washington vs. George Mason (Stadium)


Watch a George Mason walk-on receive a full scholarship

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Watch a George Mason walk-on receive a full scholarship

There are not many videos better in this world than walk-on college athletes receiving a full-ride scholarship and their ensuing reaction. 

George Mason's men's basketball team gave everyone one of those emotional moments. Jack Tempchin, who's in his third year as a preferred walk-on for the Patriots, received the scholarship after Thursday's practice. 

His teammates reacted appropriately. 

On Twitter, the redshirt junior thanked his teammates, coaches and family who helped get him to this point. 

As a walk-on, Tempchin has only played in 16 games throughout his three years. Most of his minutes have been in garbage time of blowouts or to come in the game to pick-up a quick foul. Throughout those appearances, he's put up six points, four of them coming from the charity stripe. 

Gotta love when a player gets properly rewarded for their hard work and dedication. 

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Virginia comes back from historic upset against UMBC to win the NCAA tournament

Virginia comes back from historic upset against UMBC to win the NCAA tournament

Shock and disbelief were carved onto the faces of the Virginia Cavaliers as they walked off the court from their lone NCAA Tournament game in March 2018.

The top-seeded Cavaliers had just lost, as is the case for 67 of the 68 teams that enter the big dance. But their loss was different. Their loss was unprecedented. 

They had just entered the record books for all the wrong reasons. The 2018 Cavaliers became the first-ever No. 1 seed to be upset in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to a No. 16 seed. 

The greatest upset in college basketball history belongs to the UMBC Retrievers for their manhandling of Virginia that day. However, that unlikely victory – as incredible and monumental the feat was – is not what is highlighted today. 

That UMBC victory sparked what would become a great comeback year for Virginia. A year later, the Cavaliers would squash their demons and take home the national championship.

Both years were exceptionally dominant for Virginia. The former being the No. 1 overall seed of the tournament. Combined their records were 60-5 excluding their NCAA Tournament games. To produce such an incredible mark, they rode on the back of their intimidating defense to get there. In 2018 they were fifth in adjusted defense according to KenPom. That rose to first the year that they won it. 

With such a good defense, it left some holes on their offense. Sure, they held opponents to only 53 points but they did not muster much better on the other end of the court. Their offense was a problem and it cost them by scoring only 54 to UMBC. 

Nothing changed for Virginia the following season. Their identity – a slower pace, defense-first mindset that many regarded as the sole reason for their loss to UMBC – did not waiver. Head coach Tony Bennett just had them improve in every aspect of their game. 

Most importantly, though, they got all their key figures to return. DeAndre Hunter, Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome were all there to avenge the loss.

It made the celebration for the Cavaliers so much more triumphant. It was easy to feel the relief that Hunter exhaled as he chucked the basketball to the rafters as the final seconds in the national championship game ticked away. A story tale ending was complete. One that was filled with chills and narratives that the best storytellers in Hollywood could not script.