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Previewing Radford...

George Mason Basketball: Previewing Radford...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Previewing Radford...

Fresh off a break from action due to finals, the Patriots take the floor tomorrow night against Radford. Let's hope they did some fine-tuning over the break and start out strong against a delpleted Radford squad that has already seen three players leave the team this season. The Highlanders have been wildly inconsistent this season (sound familiar) including almost upseting UVA but then being blown out by William & Mary. Kenny Thomas leads the way for them and so far he has connected on 25 of 58 three-point attempts (.431). In three games this season he has hit four or more treys. Not really exciting news considering the Patriots have been yielding opponents to shoot over 32% from behind the arch so far. Along with Thomas, Radford boasts a 6-11 center, Artsiom Parakhouski from Belarus, who lacks overall basketball talent but has shown success rebounding in the paint averaging over 9 rebounds a contest. Mason's vastly more athletic front court should be able to counter and prevent him from giving the Highlanders second chance baskets. It could be a big day for Monroe, Birdsong, and Pearson collectively as Radford's guards will keep Mason's backcourt busy.


Take a look back at the highlights from Mason's games so far this year.


Blogger Mike said...

You should point out that Radnor got outscored 43-19 in the second half of that William and Mary game. They also had 20 turnovers and had 21 fewer free throw attempts. It was a horrible showing.

GMU should do pretty well against them, although, as you pointed out, Radnor is a hit-or-miss team. If their outside shot is on (largely dependent on Kenny Thomas) then the game should be close. We'll see.

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