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Mason grinds out win over Tulane

George Mason Basketball: Mason grinds out win over Tulane

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Mason grinds out win over Tulane

Ugly, boring, and somewhat frustrating but still a victory for the Patriots last night. Mason shot 29 percent in the second half of this game and made 1 of 11 three-pointers. The one positive stat in this game besides the final score was that Mason had 9 steals and only 10 turnovers. Forwards Darryl Monroe and Ryan Pearson (5 offensive rebounds) helped keep the Patriots ahead for most of the game. John Vaughan had another good night with 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 steals. But it was another night were we saw poor shot selection (and numerous air-balls) and some inexcusable turnovers that let a weaker team hang around against the Patriots. Some good free-throw shooting helped Mason seal the victory but the team still saw a 12-point lead vanish at home, very rare. Louis Birdsong had somewhat of an off night and looked like he had a slight ankle or knee problem. Reserves Isaiah Tate and Vlad Moldoveanu continue to not produce from the bench, while Chris Fleming did not dress for the game.


Photos taken by Allen Clark (www.offwing.com)

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Johnny said...

I missed the first couple minutes of the game last night. Did they announce anything about Big Willie Style being there? I saw him sitting next to Dr. Merten, and he did a radio spot at halftime. Good to see the big guy at the Patriot Center once again.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Johnny,

No they didn't. I didn't even know he was there.

4:14 PM  
Blogger C Hirsch said...

Sounds like I didn't miss much.

8-2 has me very happy. JMU beat Seton Hall last night, that was a good win for the CAA.

4:45 PM  
Blogger Vallance said...

yea that was a good win . jmu over seton. i use to talk to a friend at work who went to seton who use to make fun of our conference.well now we just beat his team and seton hall never make the tournament any way.

6:20 AM  

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