George Mason came out strong in the second half against George Washington Sunday afternoon but fell short in the closing moments. This team fought til the end in front of a good, energetic crowd at EagleBank Arena. It was an exciting game for the most part as Otis Livingston was driving and dishing all over the court while the teams traded leads. They shot the ball much better in the second half but struggled to get stops at key moments when they were trying to build momentum. They could have also used more offense from Marquise Moore and Shevon Thompson down the stretch, especially when the game was tied with about five minutes to go. Despite Mason having the rebounding edge the game got away from them at the foul line as GW took full advantage of their extra attempts.
Needless to say, EagleBank Arena is pleased with these two plays. Tied 59-59 with 5:04 left. pic.twitter.com/XEXFiigo8Y
— A10Talk.com (@A10Talk) January 31, 2016
The attitude and toughness was there in this game and that is encouraging to watch as this rebuilding process rolls on. As a team they are still learning how to finish games and dig deep. They opportunities were there and they did miss a ton of close baskets. We’ve seen how good these guys can be when the shots are falling and when they play more disciplined on defense.
[Photos by Bill Bride]