Well looks like I jinxed the team after I posted this last week. George Mason followed up their impressive win over VCU with two straight losses on the road at La Salle and GW just last night. Both losses were nothing like the VCU game where Mason dominated inside on both ends. Instead it seems they have reverted back to their ill-advised outside shooting woes. GW kept them out of the paint and held Mason’s offense to almost nothing outside of Jaire Grayer. Jalen Jenkins finished with a mere two points while Shevon Thompson struggled with four turnovers. On top of that they lost Marquise Moore again just before the half, it appeared his ankle was bothering him again.
Nothing of this should be a real surprise because Mason’s play has been streaky all season. They are capable of putting together a great game plan every now and then but more often then not they do the opposite. The inexperience of the freshmen and the spotty play from the veterans makes these road trips especially difficult. Sure they know how to win at this point but I think they are finding out the hard way just on point you have to be every night in this league. They haven’t shaken off the little mistakes each game that can pile up and put them in an early hole. Mason now has one more conference game before the tournament in Brooklyn and boy would it be nice to see them play beyond Wednesday night.