George Mason again beats Saint Joe’s on a buzzer beater
Another huge game by Otis Livingston II as Mason blows by Dayton
George Mason finally beats George Washington in #RevRivalry

George Mason again beats Saint Joe’s on a buzzer beater

George Mason beat Saint Joe’s on the road last night and just like in their last meeting the game ended with a buzzer beater by the Patriots. This time it was Ian Boyd making a crazy shot after it looked like Otis Livingston II was being tackled by Saint Joe’s defenders to win 79-76:

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Mason falls to La Salle after bad second half

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George Mason built up a 16 point lead yesterday in the first half at La Salle but looked like a different team in the second and fell 69-62. The Patriots put up 45 points in the first half and seemed to clicking but were sloppy and careless in the second half and struggled from the field. Otis Livingston II and Jaire Grayer were almost total non-factors in the second half which made it difficult for Mason to put points on the board. Justin Kier finished with 19 points but they were only able to go 1-for-9 on three-pointers in the second half and just seemed disorganized on a lot of possessions.

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Another huge game by Otis Livingston II as Mason blows by Dayton

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After all the ups and downs of this season, George Mason currently finds themselves a game out of a fourth place tie in the conference standings after last night. A 85-67 win over Dayton now has Mason keeping pace with the packed, middle cluster of the Atlantic 10 standings. It was another big game for Otis Livingston II (29 points, 6 assists) as he went a 7-for-9 from behind the three-point line and led Mason to a total complete effort on the night. We hadn’t seen the Patriots play a game at that level for 40 minutes all season long and it was encouraging to see them shoot the lights out.

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George Mason finally beats George Washington in #RevRivalry

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Until yesterday George Mason had never beaten George Washington since joining the Atlantic 10 conference five years ago. Mason gave the homecoming crowd a good one as they finally took care of the Colonials to make the #RevRivalry an actual rivalry. The Patriots had a very balanced night from just about everyone and didn’t have to heavily rely on just Otis Livingston II. Justin Kier and Javon Greene came up big in the second half and they were able to beat GW’s zone by hitting 7-of-17 on three-pointers and getting to the free-throw line.

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Mason holds on for win in Richmond

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Otis Livingston II made four straight free-throws in the last 7.7 seconds to seal the victory in Richmond and break the Spiders five game winning streak. George Mason has historically owned Richmond even dating back to the CAA days and now Dave Paulsen is 5-0 against them. The Patriots had a comfortable lead the whole game and had a balanced scoring attack. They got a big lift from freshman Javon Greene who had 14 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams were missing key guys, the Spiders had De’Monte Buckingham suspended (12.6 PPG) and Mason was without Jaire Grayer¬†(foot sprain).

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Mason falls to VCU 84-76

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Well it wasn’t the close battle I had thought we’d see yesterday afternoon but it was a winnable game for George Mason that they squandered. Mason had numerous opportunities including some great open looks, but just cannot connect. VCU completely dominated the boards getting nearly double the amount of rebounds and really hurt Mason on the offensive glass. We knew Justin Tillman was going to be a problem but Mason also let Khris Lane own them in the paint and simply had no answer. VCU actually had more turnovers than Mason (16) but the Rams capitalized more on Mason’s miscues.

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Will Saturday’s George Mason – VCU game be another instant classic?

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Something tells me this year’s George Mason vs VCU game in Fairfax will be a close one. It’s just been that way this season for the Patriots. Despite some bad losses at home this year (Davidson), I feel like this one will come down to the wire because of the history between these two teams and Mason’s recent play. In their last outing Mason looked dead against Duquesne on the road but battled back only to fall in double overtime. Their previous two home games include a buzzer beater against Saint Joe’s and game that came down to clutch free-throws against Saint Louis, both close wins.

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GW shuts down Otis Livingston II, George Mason

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George Mason just cannot seem to beat George Washington. The Patriots haven’t beaten the Colonials since 2010 and have never won on the road at Foggy Bottom. GW’s Yuta¬†Watanabe gave Mason fits last year on both ends but his presence last night was more impactful than ever as he shadowed Otis Livingston II. The end result was Livingston not scoring his first points til late in the second half, being held to just three points and committing five turnovers. Jaire Grayer was also limited for the majority of the game and was also non-existent in the first half. Other players were going good early, Boyd, Kier, and Mar and overall they were shooting the ball well. However the points off turnovers dug them into a hole they couldn’t get out of. GW finished with 29 points off 18 Mason turnovers.

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Otis and Grayer lead Mason past Saint Louis

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Another conference win at home yesterday for George Mason as they took down Saint Louis in a game that came down to the wire. Otis Livingston II (26 points) and Jaire Grayer (25 points) led Mason to this win with freshman Greg Calixte also being a big factor in the middle. Calixte continuing to be play strong up front, on both ends, has been a big difference maker for the team. He’s scoring in the post, blocking shots, and getting tough rebounds. Mason now sits at 3-2 in the Atlantic 10 with a lot of tough games still to play but still right in the thick of it within the conference.

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Otis Livingston II buzzer beater lifts Mason past Saint Joe’s

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Wow what a finish. George Mason in-bounded the ball with only five seconds remaining and Otis Livingston II hit a three-pointer from way out to seal the win 81-79. Otis has been playing his best basketball of the season lately and he had 5-of-6 shooting on three-pointers and a game high 25 points in this one. Justin Kier had his first ever double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. This was a nice rebound game from the beating that Davidson gave them last weekend and now they are right in the thick of it in the Atlantic 10 standings at 2-2.

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