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Visual display of George Mason's poor perimeter defense

George Mason Basketball: Visual display of George Mason's poor perimeter defense

Friday, January 04, 2013

Visual display of George Mason's poor perimeter defense

No secret how bad George Mason has guarded the perimeter this season. Last night's loss against Northeastern was just the most recent example. Their defense efficiency rank on the statistic guru site Kenpom went from 51 to 76 after last night's game. They are also allowing their opponents to shoot over 38% from three-point range on the season which is 317th worst in the nation. Opposing teams also get off around 18 attempts a game against them, that's a pretty staggering average. 

I've taken some screen shots, shown below, from last night to visually show just how bad and out of place the Patriots are playing on defense. Is if coaching or is it the players? I don't know but this just looks awful. On some of these the next closest Mason player is about 12 or 13 feet away. Just amazing. 

[Screen grabs from CAA Sports productions video]


Anonymous Brandon Smith said...

I am a football coach but my take is too much help defense. They need to stick on the perimeter and fight over screens not under.

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Collin Agee said...

Great job compiling the screen shots.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Rick Jank said...

Yep, graphic proof. And in each frame there are 3 or 4 Patriots standing in the paint flat-footed.

3:01 PM  
Anonymous old fan said...

They are playing like the teams of the seven seasons before Coach L arrived on the scene. It's almost like stepping back in time.

11:51 PM  
Anonymous StopWearingPurple said...

Its not that the guys aren't making plays; they are out of position. That would indicate that it is coaching. What's really distressing is that its happening in January. By now there should be some improvement. Let's see if coach can light a fire under them for the next game.

10:35 AM  

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