Better look at final winning tip in by Erik Copes vine.co/v/bpD9jbiAApr
— gmuhoops (@gmuhoops) March 20, 2013
It wasn’t a great night for Marko Gujanicic, who ended up fouling out early with only three points. He was a big reason why the Patriots defense stumbled in the second half and got sloppy. The kid has his moments but a lot of times he just doesn’t make the right decisions, on either end of the court. Defensively he just has to get better or he’s not nearly as reliable off the bench for Mason.
In the back court Bryon Allen and Corey Edwards were a combined 5-for-6 from behind the three-point line. They both picked up the slack when Sherrod Wright, who had 16 points in the first half, started off slow in the second. Defensively they had a few breakdowns but for the most part played a tough game. The shots were just falling for Charleston. Neither Edwards nor Allen had any fouls during the game, which was shocking considering the team finished with 27 total.
Although this game did look very similar to some of the meltdowns we have seen this season, the Patriots did a better job of weathering the storm. The fouls were ridiculous and the calls certainly weren’t going their way but they had that fight in them to keep themselves in it. I think their intensity, despite losing their big lead in the second half, was what was different in this game for them.
Bryon Allen is starting to look more like a leader on both ends. He’s been averaging three steals a game over the last three games. That’s definitely a part of his game I hope carries over into next season. And oh yeah, apparently he can hit threes now too.
Bryon Allen, steal and dish vine.co/v/bpDA5BhmEiF
— gmuhoops (@gmuhoops) March 19, 2013
George Mason will host the winner of the Texas/Houston game at the Patriot Center on Monday night.