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Patriots pick up first road win at UNCW

George Mason Basketball: Patriots pick up first road win at UNCW

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Patriots pick up first road win at UNCW

The Patriots pulled out a 57-52 win at the Trask in Wilmington and picked up back-to-back wins there for the first time in 25 years. With Andre Cornelius and Ryan Pearson back in the line-up the Patriots led by as much as 20. Isaiah Tate started the game and played 32 minutes playing excellent defense and collecting 4 steals along side Cam Long who had another strong performance. Overall they did a job defensely against the Seahawks, keeping star point guard Chad Tomko in check but let forward John Fields get too many easy baskets. We didn't see full court pressing in this one probably because it hasn't been great for Mason on the road so far. We did see a lot of man-to-man straight forward defense with Cornelius doing a fantastic job on UNCW's Tomko. I was impressed how this team came firing right out of the gates and got off to a fast scoring pace. They really had their way with the Seahawks early on and shot the ball well while also limiting turnovers. I think we also noticed how different this team is when Cornelius, Long, and Pearson are all playing well. They are the most valuable guys on this team will have to have more games like this for the Patriots to have continued success in the CAA.

Below is a chart from and it highlights the "Four Factors to Winning at Basketball". If you have never heard of this statistical breakdown before read more about what they mean here

NCAA Basketball Stats



Blogger John said...

mason sucks

6:35 PM  
Blogger Trent said...

Wow, what an amazing and well-thought editorial from John! Really, I think you have a career in broadcasting. Or who knows, maybe even politics?! Your keen insight and wit are certain to garner the adoration of fans by the thousands.

10:47 PM  
Blogger Beach Dreams said...

Mason has had a pretty tough schedule so far. Some of the freshmen are getting their seasoning and that will pay off. Go Pats.

5:00 AM  

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