Georgetown, UCLA meeting in Legends Classic

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Georgetown, UCLA meeting in Legends Classic

Another blank has been filled in on Georgetown' 2011-12 men's basketball schedule. The Hoyas face UCLA in the Legends Classic at 8pm ETon November 19 in Brooklyn.Georgetown will thenmeeteither Indiana or Georgia on November 20. The Hoyas inclusion in the event has been known for some time, but the actual bracket was released today, the school announced.The matchup features Georgetown's rising sophomore forward Otto Porter against a pair of heralded UCLA freshmen, Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson though the best player in the field should be Indiana's Cody Zeller.The Hoyas previously released its slate of non-conference home games earlier this week and here's a look at the announced dates on the schedule we know about (home games in bold):Friday, Nov. 9 - Florida in Jacksonville (Navy-Marine Corps Classic)
Sunday, Nov. 11 - Duquesne (regional round of The Legends Classic)
Wednesday, Nov. 14 - Liberty (regional round of The Legends Classic)
Monday, Nov. 19 - UCLA (The Legends Classic, Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, N.Y
Tuesday, Nov. 20 - IndianaGeorgia (The Legends Classic, Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, N.Y,)
Saturday, Nov. 24 - Mount St. Mary's
Friday, Nov. 30 - Tennessee (Big EastSEC Challenge)
Tuesday, Dec. 4 - Texas (The Jimmy V Classic, Madison Square Garden)
Saturday, Dec. 8 - Towson
Monday, Dec. 10 - Longwood
Saturday, Dec. 15 - Western Carolina
Saturday, Dec. 22 - American University The Hoyas will face each Big Eastteam at least once with home-and-home games against Marquette, Rutgers, St. John's and Syracuse.At the Verizon Center, Georgetown will host DePaul, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, St. Johns, Seton Hall and SyracuseThe away games are at Cincinnati, Connecticut, Marquette, Notre Dame, Rutgers, St. Johns, USF, Syracuse and Villanova.

George Washington hoops signs Maurice Joseph to multi-year deal

George Washington hoops signs Maurice Joseph to multi-year deal

WASHINGTON — Maurice Joseph is sticking around as George Washington's basketball coach, signing a five-year contract on Monday after one season with an interim title in place of the fired Mike Lonergan.

The Colonials went 20-15 this season under Joseph, losing in the quarterfinals of the lower-tier College Basketball Invitational.

"Maurice has demonstrated that he is the right individual to lead our men's basketball program," athletic director Patrick Nero said, according to a statement released by the school. "Our student-athletes respond well to his energy, passion and vision. ... We're confident that he will continue to recruit and retain the next generation of men's basketball student-athletes and help their talents shine."

Six of GW's top eight scorers this season are expected to return to the team.

The 31-year-old Joseph said it is "a privilege to be tasked with the responsibility of mentoring our team moving forward."

Joseph, who is from Montreal, played for Lonergan at Vermont after transferring there from Michigan State.

After working as an assistant on Lonergan's staff for five years, Joseph was promoted to head coach in late September.

That came 10 days after Lonergan was fired, following an internal investigation by GW that determined he "engaged in conduct inconsistent with the university's values." A Washington Post report in July included accusations of player mistreatment by Lonergan.

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Virginia guard Marial Shayok transferring from program

Virginia guard Marial Shayok transferring from program

By Ben Brown

Following a disappointing end to a once-promising season, Virginia guard Marial Shayok and forward Jarred Reuter will transfer to another school, head coach Tony Bennett announced Wednesday. 

"Marial and Jarred informed me today that they are leaving the Virginia basketball program and are looking to transfer to other schools," Bennett said. "I thank Marial and Jarred for their hard work and contributions to our program, and wish them success in the future."

Shayok was the Cavaliers' second-leading scorer at 8.9 points per game, despite playing only the fifth-most minutes and regularly coming off the bench. The Ontario product scored a career-high 23 points in Virginia's win over UNC-Wilmington in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. 

Reuter averaged 10 minutes a game and averaged 3.8 points per game. 

Shayok and Reuter transferring comes at the end of a very disappointing season for Virginia. The Cavaliers began the season in the top 10 of the AP poll, and halfway through conference play they were near the top of the standings in the ACC. But that was before the team went into a major funk as they lost four of their last seven games, which dropped them to sixth in the conference standings. 

Virginia lost in the second round of the ACC Tournament to Notre Dame, and then got blasted by Florida by 26 points in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. 

In addition to the losses of Shayok and Reuter, London Perrantes, the team's best player and leader, is graduating. 

After a rough regular season, Virginia's offseason is off to a rocky start as well. 

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