George Mason defeats Richmond 69-60

Sherrod Wright had 19 points and Bryon Allen added 18 as George Mason avoided another second-half collapse in a 69-60 win over Richmond on Wednesday night. The win was the first home conference victory for the Patriots (10-17, 3-10 Atlantic-10), and first in their building since an 80-77 win over Penn on Jan. 2. The loss was the second in six games for the Spiders (18-10, 8-5) since...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis 89, George Mason 85: Billikens resist Patriots’ upset bid in OT

Saint Louis might end up winning the Atlantic 10 title again, posting one of the nation’s best overall records and making a deep run in the NCAA tournament. Along the way, though, the Billikens will have felt fortunate to endure two overtime thrillers against George Mason. For the second time in three weeks, the Patriots put a mighty scare into the 10th-ranked Billikens before...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 10 Saint Louis escapes in OT

Jordair Jett scored 24 of his 25 points after halftime and Rob Loe hit two key 3-pointers in overtime as No. 10 St. Louis escaped with its 18th straight win, 89-85 over George Mason on Wednesday night. The Billikens (24-2, 11-0 Atlantic-10), playing as a Top 10 team for the first time since Dec. 29, 1964, extended their school-record winning streak and remained with No. 1 Syracuse...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Bonaventure over George Mason 85-73

Matthew Wright scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half as St. Bonaventure pulled away late for an 85-73 win over George Mason on Saturday night. The Bonnies (15-10, 5-6 Atlantic 10) also got 18 and 15 points from reserves Jordan Gathers and Dion Wright, respectively. George Mason's Bryon Allen led all scorers with 26 points for the Patriots (9-16, 2-9). Trailing 46-44...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

George Mason ends UMass home streak 91-80

Sherrod Wright scored 22 points and Erik Copes had 12 points and 15 rebounds as George Mason handed UMass its first home loss in 11 games this season with a 91-80 win Wednesday night. Byron Allen had 19 points for the Patriots (9-15, 2-8 Atlantic-10), who won their second straight after a nine-game losing streak. Marquise Moore had 12 points and 5 assists and Patrick Halloway had...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

George Mason halts losing skid 74-68 at Duquesne

Sherrod Wright scored 23 points - his highest output in three weeks - as George Mason broke a nine-game losing skid with a 74-68 win over Duquesne Saturday. The contest was close through 33 minutes, but after an Ovie Soko 3-pointer pulled Duquesne to 55-52 with 6:24 remaining, the Patriots launched an 8-1 run for some breathing room. Byron Allen hit a pair, Erik Copes dunked and...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mason experiencing growing pains in A10

Send to KindleFollow @Ianrnolan It seemed in the fall, back when teams had no records to speak of, that the George Mason Patriots couldn’t have hand-picked a better year to enter the Atlantic 10. Mason was coming off a 22 win season that saw them advance to the CBI final. They were returning all five starters. They had to incorporate only two new players, still had a coach with...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams helps No. 16 UMass edge George Mason

Chaz Williams had 26 points and eight assists, Derrick Gordon made a go-ahead layup with 8 seconds remaining and No. 16 Massachusetts beat George Mason 88-87 on Wednesday night. The Minutemen (15-1, 3-0 Atlantic 10) rallied from eight points down in the second half to win their sixth straight. Sherrod Wright scored 26 points to lead the Patriots (7-10, 0-3), who lost for the eighth...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Who are these guys? A10 scoring leaders feature new names

Send to KindleThere are several new looks to the Atlantic 10 this season. Gone are familiar institutions such as Xavier and Temple and arriving the George Mason Patriots. Without question there is a new look in the standings as UMass sits atop the leaderboard at a perfect 10-0, followed by upstart 9-1 George Washington. To many, seeing VCU in the A10 still feels a bit unusual, and...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

The Atlantic 10 starts fast in 2013-14: A team-by-team review

Send to KindleWith the first month of the college hoops season now closed, it’s the perfect time to take a look back at the month that was for each team in the conference. Without question there have been some surprise teams, both of the good and bad variety, as well as a number of players who have made terrific early impressions. We’ll take a quick snap shot of each club and...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Princeton holds off George Mason 71-66

T.J. Bray scored 18 points, Hans Brase had 12 and both players hit late layups to help Princeton prevail over George Mason 71-66 Tuesday night. The Tigers (4-1) held an early three-point lead and closed the half on a 25-11 surge, coasting out to a 40-23 lead at the break. George Mason (4-2) crawled back throughout the second half as Vaughn Gray hit a layup and Johnny Williams sank...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

George Mason slips by Northern Iowa 76-70

Sherrod Wright scored a game-high 23 points and George Mason edged Northern Iowa 76-70 on Saturday night. George Mason (3-0) took a 51-48 lead at the 9:14 mark in the second half and never gave it up, but Northern Iowa (1-2) remained with the Patriots and closed the deficit to a single point on several occasions. Patrick Holloway's 3-pointer with 2:09 left in the game extended...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

George Mason beats Lamar 68-54

Marko Gujanicic scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as George Mason beat Lamar 68-54 on Tuesday night. George Mason (2-0) shot 54 percent from the field and was 8-of-17 from behind the 3-point arc. The Colonials held Lamar (0-2) to just 35.8 percent from the field and 2-of-11 on 3-pointers. Patrick Holloway and Vaughn Gray came off the bench for George Mason to score 13 and...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlantic 10 Over-Under

Send to KindleWright was a preseason 2nd Team All-Conference Selection. (Credit: GMU Athletic Communications) * * * This year, our in-house Atlantic 10 experts will be debating over/under topics throughout the season. Topics will range from a team’s win total, to number of turnovers in a game to a player’s free throw percentage. If it’s a number associated with A10 hoops it’s...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

One thing to watch… George Mason

Send to KindleWe continue our flyover of the Atlantic 10 Conference with one blurb per team on what we’ll be watching.  Previews are for another day… —- George Mason The George Mason Patriots prepare for a season of firsts as they begin play in the Atlantic 10 as the newest member of the league.  Paul Hewitt’s program was officially added to the fold on July 1, 2013, after...
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

#97 George Mason Patriots: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

George Mason 73, Santa Clara 66

Sherrod Wright had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Bryon Allen added 15 points as George Mason kept its season alive with a 73-66 win over Santa Clara in Game 2 of the College Basketball Invitational finals Wednesday night. In front of a small, yet raucous sellout crowd of 1,280 at George Mason's practice facility, the Recreation & Athletic Center, the Patriots (22-15) overcame...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

George Mason 60, Drexel 54

Sherrod Wright scored 23 points to lead George Mason to a 60-54 win over Drexel on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament. Bryon Allen finished with 16 points and six steals for the Patriots (18-13), who will play Northeastern in the semifinals on Sunday. Vertrail Vaughns scored 10 points. Wright, who had six rebounds, shot 6 of 12 from the...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

George Mason 74, James Madison 63

Sherrod Wright scored 22 points with 11 rebounds and Jonathan Arledge had a career-high 19 points as George Mason led wire-to-wire in a 74-63 win over James Madison on Saturday, ending a two-game skid and sweeping the season series. The Patriots (13-9, 6-4 Colonial Athletic Association) avoided their first three-game losing streak since the 2009-10 season. They defeated the Dukes...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

George Mason 77, Towson 67

Sherrod Wright scored 24 points and Bryon Allen added 16 as George Mason defeated Towson 77-67 Wednesday night for its 20th consecutive victory over the Tigers. Wright made 14 of 17 free throws for the Patriots (12-7, 5-2 Colonial Athletic Association), who clung to a 69-65 lead with 1:25 remaining. A layup by Allen made it 71-65, and two Wright free throws stretched the lead to...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

George Mason 57, Hofstra 46

Sherrod Wright scored 21 points to lead George Mason to a 57-46 win over Hofstra on Saturday. Wright, who went 8 of 18 from the floor, was the only player to score in double figures for the Patriots (11-7, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Association), who have won four of their last five games. Hofstra trimmed George Mason's lead to 37-36 on Moussa Kone's free throw with 12:22 left...
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

George Mason 68, James Madison 57

Sherrod Wright netted 23 points and Marko Gujanicic collected his first career double-double as George Mason dominated inside in a 68-57 win over James Madison in Colonial Athletic Association action Tuesday night. The Patriots (10-7, 3-2) held a 48-29 edge in rebounds, led by Gujanicic's career-high 10 boards. The freshman also added 10 points. Wright has now gone over 20...
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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

George Mason beats Old Dominion 71-46

Patrick Holloway scored 10 of his game-high 15 points in the first half and George Mason got key contributions from several bench players as it pulled away in the second half for a 71-46 win over Old Dominion on Thursday night. Paris Bennett and Vertrail Vaughns combined to score all the Patriots' points during a 15-4 run midway through the second half that gave George Mason...
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January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

George Mason 71, Old Dominion 46

Patrick Holloway scored 10 of his game-high 15 points in the first half and George Mason got key contributions from several bench players as it pulled away in the second half for a 71-46 win over Old Dominion on Thursday night. Paris Bennett and Vertrail Vaughns combined to score all the Patriots' points during a 15-4 run midway through the second half that gave George Mason...
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January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

George Mason 73, William & Mary 66

Sherrod Wright scored a career-high 28 points as George Mason rallied in the second half to beat William & Mary 73-66 Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association matchup. Corey Edwards added 10 points for the Patriots (8-6, 1-1). Trailing at halftime 37-33, George Mason opened the second half on a 12-6 run to take a 45-43 lead with 12:30 left to play. Wright's steal and...
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January 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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