SU roundup: Hornets to face George Mason in men’s basketball exhibition

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WINCHESTER — Shenandoah University head men’s basketball coach Rob Pryor announced Monday that his squad will open the 2014-15 season with an exhibition game at George Mason.

Pryor, heading into his fourth season at the helm of the SU program, will see his Hornets travel to the Patriot Center on Nov. 8 for the contest against the DI Patriots.

This is the fourth straight season that Shenandoah has faced a DI opponent. Since Pryor took over for the 2011-12 campaign, the Hornets have faced Radford, VMI and Campbell from Division I.

Like the Radford and Campbell contests, this game will be an exhibition for SU and the result of the contest will not be calculated into its 2014-15 record.

“This is great for the guys,” Pryor stated in a news release. “I was working on getting a DI exhibition seemingly all summer and I know the players were very interested in securing this game.

“It will be a great atmosphere to play the game and it should be a great experience for all of us.”

Mason, a member of the Atlantic 10, won 11 games last season under coach Paul Hewitt. GMU is just one year removed from a 22-win season that saw the squad make a run to the 2013 CBI Championship Series.

Ticket information for the game will be released later this fall.

Men’s golf

FOREST — Shenandoah sophomore Brennan Lloyd has been named Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week for men’s golf in selections announced Monday afternoon by the league office.

Lloyd earned medalist honors this past weekend at the Tom Kinder Memorial Tournament hosted by Bridgewater College with a five-under-par 139.

Lloyd, who won the tournament by posting a birdie 4 on the final hole, bested a 90-man field to win his first-ever collegiate tournament.

Lloyd is the first SU student-athlete to earn ODAC PoW honors this fall.

The men’s golf team is back in action this weekend by hosting its own invitational at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal.