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George Mason Basketball: Trouble at Trask

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Trouble at Trask

The Patriots suffered another disappointing but not surprising road loss to UNCW Saturday night. Mason was living off the three-point shot in the first half then it disappeared in the second. I don't understand the strategy they were going for on offense, especially when it alienates your biggest offensive weapon, Will Thomas. The barrage of three-pointers was nice at first when the Patriots made three in a row to start things off but it made Thomas a non-factor early. It would have been nice to at least get UNCW's Kuljana in foul trouble considering Thomas is ten times more athletic then him. Even though Mason out rebounded the Seahawks, Kuljana killed them on the boards in the 2nd half. This wasn't to stay Mason didn't play a good game because they shot the ball well again and kept pretty good care of the ball. UNCW is always tough at home as I stated in my last post and this game was no exception, they played great and never gave Mason an inch. As it stands now we are in a four-way tie for 2nd place with them, Delaware, and William and Mary. Never thought I would be saying that in late January. VCU still has a two game lead for 1st place and the face-off Tuesday in Fairfax hasn't lost any luster despite this recent loss. If UNCW blew out the Patriots Saturday I'd be a little worried but let's all be thankful this a home game.


Blogger mooky_l3d said...

This was a frustrating game to watch because they abandon the things that allowed them to go on a four game winning streak. Inside then out is the way that they won most of the games and hustle from the bench. There was no effort until to late for offensive rebounds and to many retaliation plays from Followrin'. He didn't get a foul called on the drive I believe in the first half so he over reacts and gets a T this led to a momentum swing. Just play and let Coach L take care of the refs. Then later in the game he was trying to force things like he loves to do. I don't know I was able to watch both the GMU game and the VCU game, if Mason comes with the same type of play we are in trouble. With a young VCU team A Grant has them playing like champs. They can be beat though with trips to the foul line and low turnovers for Mason.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Brannman. know it's good for you. said...

We have to beat VCU. We have to beat UD and UNCW next time at home. And we can't screw up against any other teams that we should beat (like W&M). We'll see what this team is made of tomorrow night.

That 3-game swing to Drexel, ODU, and Towson worries me some, too...but, we'll wait on that to discuss.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Christopher said...

Tough loss, made tougher by the fact that we apparently forgot Will Thomas was on our team.

He needs to be a HUGE factor tomorrow night, as does the crowd. We need this win tomorrow.

10:24 AM  

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