George Mason earns first Atlantic 10 victory over Duquesne

George Mason finally earned their first official Atlantic 10 victory yesterday at Duquesne. They finally backed up a good first half performance with a better second half to finish a game. Sherrod Wright paced Mason, hitting jumpers, getting into the lane, and drawing fouls. It was one of the more balanced efforts on offense we have seen from this team, with five players scoring seven or more points. The effort, which was non-existent against Dayton, was definitely there and lasted the entire game.

Erik Copes is started to be a more consistent rebounder, averaging 8 per contest over the last three games. When he plays like this and paired with Jalen Jenkins’ relentless motor, the team has a formidable front court presence. The front court will certainly be tested again this Wednesday at UMass.

The team now a road victory to build off and hopefully we will continue to see the younger players develop and string together a few more wins.

 

  • StopWearingPurple

    Congrats to the team for a overcoming the bad home loss with a good bounce back on the road.

  • Robert Kenyon

    At last, a complete 40 minute effort.

  • GaMoo79

    In honor of my viewing of the Beatles 50 years ago tonight on the Ed Sullivan show…Thanks, Patriots, for putting on a “really big sheww” last night!

  • GaMoo79

    Well done Patriots!

  • David Houck

    Bold Prediction: George Mason will NOT be playing in the 12/13 game at the A10 tournament.

    • Daniel Wu

      12/13 game? What do you mean?
      All 13 teams in the A10 will be playing in the tournament this year. Only last year did they require that only the top 13 teams were allowed to play, they had 16 members last year. I will make the prediction that they will not make it past the first preliminary round.

      • David Houck
        • Daniel Wu

          I examined the bracket. Still don’t know what you mean “NOT be playing in the 12/13 game.” All 13 teams will be assigned to a seed out of the 13 total. Mason most likely will finish as a 12th or 13th seed and play on March 13th. If they finish better than expected at the end of the season maybe a 11th or 10th seed at best. In that case they will play on March 12th. So I still don’t know what you mean NOT be playing in the 12/13 game.

          • David Houck

            I’m saying they will finish as the 11th seed or higher…..

          • Daniel Wu

            11th seed or higher…..yeah its doable. Moving past Rhode Island, Duquesne, Fordham is possible. I change my mind, your prediction is reasonable…assuming we win a few more conference games.

  • GaMoo79

    Interesting how the posts number in the mid 20s to 30s when we lose, but is virtually empty when we win.

    • Daniel Wu

      Everyone is skeptical. Need more wins to get more people into believing this team again.

      • GaMoo79

        You’re probably right Daniel. I was just hoping to see a bit more support for our first ever A10 win.

        • Mason Mom

          Yeah! Make that our second win!! Mason beat UMass!!

  • Doug

    Great win against UMass tonight!