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What to look for in tonight's regular season finale against Georgia State

George Mason Basketball: What to look for in tonight's regular season finale against Georgia State

Saturday, February 26, 2011

What to look for in tonight's regular season finale against Georgia State

I'm sure it's difficult for most Mason fans to get too excited about tonight's regular season finale at Georgia State, except for to see if the nation's longest winning streak will continue. It also doesn't help that the game is not televised, why does this always happen when they play in Atlanta?  The Patriots have already secured the #1 seed in the CAA tournament next weekend in Richmond and are locked into that noon time slot on Saturday March 5. However an interesting thing to root for in this game is to see the Patriots try to get that 16th CAA win for the season.  Achieving that feat would tie a conference record and of course also be a new school record for George Mason. 

Some might be calling for Larranaga to give the reserve players some more minutes in this one but I wouldn't expect to see the 'green team' play the whole second half or anything like that. One of Mason best strengths is the well conditioned starting five they have that can run up and down the court with just about anyone. You want to keep them conditioned and in good rhythm considering they have a week off until their next contest.  I can't possibility see Ryan Pearson seeing the bench too much today, he's just been on too much of a tear recently. In the past seven games, Pearson is averaging 17.4 points and 10.8 rebounds Having said that I'd still like to see some of the reserve forwards get more time.  None of them have logged more than 5 or 7 minutes in the last couple of games and it's an area where the Patriots are thin.  Mason could end up playing a physical front court team in the tournament and they might need a guy like Johnny Williams to be ready.



Anonymous Scottranda said...


Excellent preview for tonights game! Go Mason!


11:18 AM  
Anonymous Sean R said...

Good momentum going into the playoffs is key. I also want to see Cam control the ball more. Good read. - Go Mason!

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Charlie T said...

I remember when we played them here and with about 9 minutes to go it was a 3 point game and then they ,GAST,went about 3 minutes without scoring and we hit free throws. Things have changed since then but they do play well at home. I look for this game to be somewhat of a preview or an example of us playing our game and even taking it up a notch. Just a thought but we have to get into a 40 minute habit of focus and intensity. Double figure assists and single figure turnovers. Sure this game means litlle in the overall picture but it can serve as a message to every other team and that is we do not take prisoners.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Paiz879 said...

Hey everyone game is being televised on for a 9.95 fee!

2:09 PM  

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