Coming to the Smith Center: space kittens and monumental jerseys

On Tuesday, the men’s basketball team will look to stay perfect at home this season with a win against the VCU Rams. Here are some more interesting things to look out for at the Smith Center tomorrow.

The uniform that the Colonials will wear Tuesday. Photo courtesy of GW athletics.
The uniform that the Colonials will wear Tuesday. Photo courtesy of GW athletics.

Although the game is a presumed sellout, about 600 tickets were sold to Rams fans. With that may come a certain free-throw distraction for the Colonials. Against George Mason last week, the VCU pep band unveiled a giant “space kitten” banner, the same kitten seen in Miley Cyrus’s American Music Awards performance last November.

After playing a cover of Cyrus’s wrecking ball, and revealing the kitten near song’s end, the band continued to use the image to VCU’s advantage to distract GMU free-throw shooters.

George Mason would go 9-16 at the free throw line, and the Rams remained unbeaten at home defeating the Patriots 71-57.

The VCU pep band's space kitten. Photo courtesy of
The VCU pep band’s space kitten. Photo courtesy of

GW, though, will have something else up their sleeve, or rather on their jersey. The Colonials will be wearing brand new gray uniforms with images of the White House, Capitol and Washington Monument on the back – the same images that are now etched on the Smith Center floor.

The Colonials are 8-0 on their homecourt this season and will definitely need the support of the home crowd to take down the Rams and their “Havoc” defense.

So what’s the key for GW come Tuesday night? Keep the VCU band in the middle sections of the Smith Center or prepare for the cuteness that is the space kitten.

Nick Ong contributed to this report.

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