The George Mason Patriots have played in six NCAA Tournaments in their history. They have made the Round of 32 twice (2006 and 2011) and in 2006, the Patriots made one of the most memorable runs on Tournament history. The Patriots knocked off heavyweights Michigan State, North Carolina, Wichita State and Connecticut to get to the Final Four before losing to the eventual National Champion Florida Gators. They were the first “Cinderella” team to make it all the way to the Final Four.
The Patriots have also been to the NIT four times as well as one berth each in the CIT and CBI. George Mason plays their home games at Patriot Center, which opened in 1985. Patriot Center is a 10,000-seat arena on campus with great seats that all offer a fantastic view. You can enjoy all your favorite concession items such as barbecue sandwiches, burritos, wraps, Italian sausages, steak and cheese sandwiches and more as you watch a great college basketball game.
The Patriots now play in the esteemed Atlantic 10 Conference with such great teams as VCU, Davidson, Fordham, Dayton, George Washington, Duquesne, LaSalle, UMass, Rhode Island, Richmond, St. Louis, St. Bonaventure and St Joseph’s.
The schools will be competing for the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by winning the A-10 Tournament. However, they will also be trying to win as many regular season games as possible to win a possible at-large bid to the Big Dance too. The action on the court will be intense this year as the Patriots compete for a chance to make another memorable NCAA Tournament run.
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