George Mason was due for some luck and they got it Saturday night against Manhattan with Jalen Jenkins hitting a hail mary shot. The game itself was one of the Patriots better efforts as Patrick Holloway, Jenkins, and Marquise Moore had great games. The issue though was that they got little help from the rest of the group and Shevon Thompson was held scoreless. They had the advantage on the boards and got plenty of good looks at the rim but finished shooting 36% from the field. A win is a win and this group certainly needed the lift.
Now they need to build on this win. They are about to face on ODU team that just upset #14 VCU over the weekend. Getting back Erik Copes definitely provided a lift as he played very well in his 17 minutes of action. Overall the team still has issues executing their gameplan on offense. Shevon Thompson looked like a different player and without Jenkins and Holloway’s heroics this game easily could have went the other way.