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George Mason dominates Northeastern in 86-60 win

George Mason Basketball: George Mason dominates Northeastern in 86-60 win

Thursday, January 13, 2011

George Mason dominates Northeastern in 86-60 win

George Mason ended their three-game road trip with a win last night in snowy Boston over Northeastern 86-60.  The Patriots dominated the Huskies right from the start shooting nearly 70% from the field in the 1st half. Ryan Pearson had a career night scoring 24 points and started things off with a three pointer to open the game and then quickly picked up a technical for saying something to the NU bench. All this happened in about 40 seconds and I'm sure Pearson wasn't asking them "how about this snow huh?". Bone-headed and unnecessary but I'm sure most fans won't think much of it because of the blow out victory that followed. Up front the Patriots dominated the Huskies' post players and for the first time this season we saw them dominate on the boards. Mason set season-highs for points, field goal percentage, and three-point percentage in this win and really just took advantage of Northeastern's poor defensive effort. Cam Long flexed his offensive muscle last night as well adding 20 points and towards the end of the game he and Pearson combined for nearly the same amount Northeastern had on the scoreboard.  Luke Hancock contributed with 10 assists and nearly missed a double-double with 8 points.

The Patriots really needed to win at least two of games during that three-game road trip as the CAA looks to be as competitive as ever. It was good to see them have their way in the front court which is something we really haven't seen this season yet. They have the task of taking on Georgia State, who has already beaten VCU, and then Drexel back-to-back at home. After that they head to Harrisonburg to face a much improved JMU squad.  I think they will be back on track in the standings if they can win two of those next three as the CAA grinder will even out some of separation in the standings next week.  



Blogger C Hirsch said...

Not to be a Debbie Downer but Northeastern is 337th in the NCAA in rebounding. A little person team could out rebound them.

5:33 PM  

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