Short recap of the team’s first game in Barcelona:

More from yesterday’s game:

And here are the highlights mentioned on GoMason.com:

Mason defeated Units pel Basquet Gandia in the first game of the trip, 85-61. Patrick Holloway led the Patriots with 18 points, while newcomer Shevon Thompson posted a double-double behind 12 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Trey Porter recorded five blocks and five steals.

“I am very happy with the energy level of the team considering the travel challenges and time adjustments,” commented head coach Paul Hewitt.

George Mason wins first friendly match in Spain

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George Mason had their first friendly match of their Spain tour against Units pel Basquet Gandia today. The Patriots won with a final score of 85-61 and will play again in Barcelona this Saturday. We don’t know much detail about the game besides from the eyewitnesses on twitter:

But we did learn that the starting lineup consisted of Corey Edwards, Patrick Holloway, Vaughn Gray, Jalen Jenkins, and Erik Copes. Not surprising considering Eric Lockett and Marquise Moore weren’t playing but this could point to us seeing more of Gray on the court this season. Also apparently Julian Royal was the sixth man.

Thanks to @nbh182 for sharing all the photos and updates.

George Mason’s game schedule in Spain

The Patriots have arrived in Spain and will be playing some friendly matches with local clubs there. By the way, they aren’t the only college team there. Below is their tentative game schedule for the trip:

August 14th – in Gandia –  vs. Units pel Basquet Gandia

August 16th – in Castelldefels, Barcelona area vs. CB Castelldefels

August 17th – in Castelldefels, Barcelona area  vs. Tolougest Basket

August 19th – in Banyoles, Costa Brava  vs. CB Quart

Travel Plans for Spain trip

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George Mason will travel to Spain August 12-21 this summer and will play four games against foreign clubs in three cities. The other major benefit of the overseas trip is that by NCAA rules the team can hold more real practices this summer. You can come observe one this weekend, as the team gets 10 of these before their trip. The extra practice will be valuable as the this year’s team has a lot of new faces and young players.