George Mason added a final disappointing home loss to the 2013-14 season last night against Duquesne. Honoring their seniors and playing for a chance to bypass the Wednesday game of the Atlantic 10 tournament wasn’t enough motivation apparently. A team that hadn’t looked like it had given up at any point during conference play looked defeated early on in this one. Bryon Allen and Sherrod Wright combined for 42 points but the team was unable to stop any of Duquesne’s runs. The second half started with the Dukes hitting consecutive three-pointers, something we’ve seen happen far too often this season.
Considering Mason was still playing for something last night this loss was baffling on another level. Now they enter the conference tournament on a sour note and idea of them being a dangerous team in the field is again looking like a fantasy. They again let a team shoot over 50% from the field and showed atrocious perimeter defense.
[Photos by Bill Bride]