George Mason to play in tourney

George Mason says its men’s basketball team will host a
first-round game in the tournament next

The opponent has not been announced yet.

Coach Jim Larranaga says Wednesday that the CIT is “an
excellent opportunity to give our players a taste of the

The CIT is a 16-team tournament that began last season.

George Mason is 17-14. The Patriots reached the Final Four of
the NCAA tournament in 2006.