After Saturday’s game Mason takes on two tough road games at Towson and Northeastern. Wow, never thought I’d be calling those places “tough road games”, but that’s where we are this season. Conference wins are coming at a premium this year and it’s already looking like it’s going to be a very competitive stretch into the conference tournament. Programs that have never grabbed that automatic bid to the dance are smelling blood this year and realize it’s completely up for grabs. Mason has to start stringing together some consecutive wins and start building some confidence and momentum. They will struggle on the road so winning games at home is a big priority.
Mason still hasn’t solidified a second scorer but Johnny Williams has been more consistent over the last four games and we saw a great effort by Marko Gujanicic against JMU. The offense as a whole has been playing a little smarter and we are seeing more slashing to the basket and getting to the free-throw line. Would really like to see more of Bryon Allen driving the lane because when he and Sherrod Wright get going Mason is at it’s best on offense.