It was another Mason game where we saw a ton of fouls. Erik Copes was a non-factor because of it and it almost prevented Marko from getting his first double-double. The team’s overall discipline on defense hasn’t improved but the difference last night was that they got to the line more than James Madison did. They didn’t shoot the ball better than the Dukes but they got a lot of second chance points, despite missing numerous lay-ups, and got their best free-throw shooter to the line. Bryon Allen had a good night off the bench and helped the Patriots gain momentum in the second half. He scored five points in about 25 seconds after getting a steal after a made basket and converting it into a three-point play. Allen continues to show that his role off the bench seems to be better for the team and he should be doing nothing but driving to the basket. The team has looked their best this season on offense when both he and Wright are cutting successfully through the lane.
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