For the second straight year George Mason posted a double-digit loss on Homecoming. Yesterday they allowed St. Bonaventure to take control in the second half and couldn’t do much of anything right on defense. It was nothing close to the game they played against UMass and their very short winning streak came to an end. It was also a game where the younger players had a limited impact. Seniors Sherrod Wright, Bryon Allen, and Johnny Williams were Mason’s offensive presence, a formula that hasn’t worked much this season.
Erik Copes returned to his usual form after having a monster game against UMass. He fouled out of this one scoreless and playing only 13 minutes. The rest of the team outside of Allen and Wright struggled to get much of anything going and they were all equally bad on the defensive end. The effort on both ends of the court was not there like it was in their previous two games. How different this team can look between games is truly incredible.