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Game 24: At VCU (7-3), Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 7:00 PM.

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by Patriotsince81, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. DJ3

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    Moore and Shevon both played in the G League. Maybe fringe is a bit of an overstatement.
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  2. JimP

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    Good news - I don't get ESPNU. Got rid of it to save money.
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  3. KAOriginal

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    Nah. It's like having 2 kids .

    You love the one (VCU) because they are younger....athletic, motivated, doing cool things and being everything you wanted.

    Then there's the older brother (GMU). Fat. Sickly. Picks their nose. He's 28 years old, lives at home and still talks about winning that Little League trophy from 6th grade as his hey day.

    You still love him because you have too even if you want to hold a pillow over his face most of the time....
  4. duncanlamb

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    I am pissed Mason's season went down the tube. I dont blame Dave completely.

    He's acquired some nice pieces but the playing rotation always suffers critical injuries for long stretches and mason suffers for it.

    Kier, Otis, Mar...the list goes on and on over the last 3 years.

    At some point, you have to look at the training staff's approach to conditioning and injury prevention.

    I dont think the 12-1 start was a fluke but you have to keep players healthy.

    As ken Beatrice used to say on Sports Call, there is 5% difference at most between teams in the nfl, the key is always health. Same holds true for most of the a10 teams.
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  5. Pablo

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    Do you want to update your prediction?

    "this team will finish 12-6. Book it.'
    duncanlamb, Jan 5, 2020
  6. duncanlamb

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    5-13.
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    Dammit, Duncan, when you told me to book it, I booked it! You owe me
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  8. Pablo

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    https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.si...sports.com/documents/2020/2/11/VCU2_Notes.pdf:

    "HISTORY vs. VCU
    Wednesday’s game marks the 63rd all-time meeting between old CAA and current A-10 foes George Mason and VCU. Mason is 13-13 at home, 6-22 on the road and 1-7 on neutral courts vs. VCU (20-42 overall). The Rams have won 15 of the past 19 meetings and 11 of the 13 games in Atlantic 10 play. The last Patriot triumph came on February 18, 2018, when the Green & Gold claimed an 81-80 victory in Richmond after a last-second, buzzer-beating tip-in from current Mason senior Ian Boyd."
  9. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    that writeup needs some editing, Mason has never played vcu in a neutral court...:bricks:

    (yes I know Richmond coliseum is neutral but it’s not to me)
  10. GMUgemini

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    Didn't we lose to them in New York a few seasons ago?
  11. mkaufman1

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    forgot about that, so on second thought, they’d be 0-1 in neutral courts. Haha.
  12. Mason2005

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    My fandom says we upset them but my brain says a 30+ pt beat down.
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    Oh-ho... you know it's bad when Pablo is taking swings. Keep up the good work!
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  14. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Feeling optimistic today fellas!!

    Only a 25 point loss instead of 35

    Finger painting school of Richmond 85
    Mason 60
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2020
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  15. KAOriginal

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    Someone mentioned an upset earlier....but....historically like past 10 years...haven't we beaten them when we least expected too?
  16. mkaufman1

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    That is a good point. In Paulsen's first year, Mason somehow hung with VCU and beat them at home. They pounded VCU inside with Shevon and Jalen and didn't let Melvin Johnson go off too much on them. I think that 5-13 in conference team that Paulsen had was actually more competitive at points than this team.

    The wins in Richmond come few and far between though. 2 wins in the last 10 years, and usually they are blowouts. The Boyd tip in game was a miracle in itself.
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    Agreed on that 5-13 team being more competitive than we are now. Impressive because I think that year the conference was better top to bottom too.
  18. psyclone

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    Both Kenpom and Vegasinsider have VCU as a 14 pt favorite. Mason is 10-12-1 against the spread and VCU is 9-14
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