Another Atlantic 10 game for George Mason, another loss. This time it wasn’t a close one that the Patriots gave away late in the second half. They were out of this one right after being tied at 19 early in the first half. The effort wasn’t there, which given the state of the program, is hardly something surprising to witness. I know the players haven’t given up on the season but I’d expect to see more games like this one as they don’t have much left in the tank. The offense was particularly atrocious and also no existent for some stretches in this game, while Mason let the Flyers shoot 55% from the field. The season has come down to Mason allowing opposing to teams to score easy baskets a very consistent rate. Even when Mason played well against some top tier teams they did this and it was on display again last night.
The outlook continues to look bleak and even with Bryon Allen saying at the press conference that team is going to “eventually make a run”, it’s difficult to believe that’s happening.
The team is currently on their worst losing streak since the 1994-95 season.
Fun stat: both the men’s and women’s basketball teams at Mason are winless in conference play.
[Photo by Bill Bride]