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Game 28: Dayton (14-0) on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7:00 PM.

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by Patriotsince81, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. GMUgemini

    GMUgemini Hall of Famer

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    Cosmic Slop is a goto commute album for me.
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  2. Patriot8

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    The attendance number is paid, not butts in seats.
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  3. gmubrian

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    I heard Giannini say something to the effect that DP tells his players “you live your life 22 hours a day and give me 2 hours a day”.

    Is that true?

    If so, is two hours really enough?
  4. Pablo

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    My understanding is that the attendance should include all tickets sold (i.e., all season tickets, partial season tickets that include the game, and the single game tickets) plus all comp tickets used. But, a certain poster has advised me not to trust the attendance reported by Mason.
  5. Pablo

    Pablo Hall of Famer

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    https://www.stack.com/a/how-does-a-...-between-division-i-and-division-iii-programs:

    "The Rule Book
    Division I Basketball

    • Summer
      • Enrolled in summer school
      • 8 weeks of summer training on campus
      • 8 hours of mandatory training with coaches per week
        • 2 hours of on court skill instruction per week
        • 6 hours of strength and conditioning per week
      • "Voluntary" basketball-related activities or strength and conditioning throughout the week
      • Foreign tour with coaches (only allowed once every 4 years) that would include multiple practices and games against professional/semi-professional teams.
    • Offseason during academic year
      • 8 hours of mandatory training with coaches per week
        • 2 hours of on-court skill instruction per week
        • 6 hours of strength and conditioning per week
      • "Voluntary" basketball-related activities or strength and conditioning throughout the week
    • In-season
      • 20 hours of "countable athletically related activities" per week (>4 hours per day)
        • Practices
        • Required meetings with a coach
        • Required strength and conditioning
        • Review and discussion of game film
        • Athletic competition
      • 1 required day off from all countable athletically related activities
      • Any voluntary basketball-related activities or strength and conditioning"
    "The survey shows overall that the 20-hour rule itself can be rife with loopholes, and this can be true regardless of sport. But this can be true of both Division I and Division III because it's as easy as deeming something "voluntary" although it is understood to be mandatory."
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  6. smccart5

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    I can definitely appreciate that perspective, and I admire the gusto! My other team is the NY JETS, so as a fan my overall expectation for teams i root for is in the dumpster right now.
  7. CHRISTOPHER JAMES JOLLAY

    CHRISTOPHER JAMES JOLLAY All-American

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    Aren't they supposed to shoot baskets at midnight and stuff with our essential 24-hour practice facility?
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  8. gmubrian

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    The implication was not just the official "countable" time, I would think coaches would expect a lot more. And to Jollay's point, what do we need that practice facility for if they aren't using it all hours of the day and night?
  9. GSII

    GSII Hall of Famer

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    Have we noticed yet that our shooting has become worse since the practice facility opened?
  10. Patriot8

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    This is correct. The attendance number is all tickets that are spoken for, whether that be season, partial, single, or comp. One team I used to work for used to go around passing out free GA vouchers to games, and counted them in the final attendance. The actual butts in seats number is never released.
  11. By George.

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    This guy Liem is putting out the best highlight videos in the country with $0 budget. A student gives his thoughts at the end, must watch. Also, it would be really helpful if you subscribed on YouTube, don’t miss a video.


    View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EgQOzaQvyrc
  12. jessej

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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/toppin-no-4-dayton-survive-021612074.html

    Toppin, No. 4 Dayton survive scare at George Mason

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    AIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Even though the fourth-ranked Dayton Flyers have far bigger ambitions, Obi Toppin and his teammates were able to appreciate their first milestone in what has been an unprecedented season.

    Toppin had 19 points and seven rebounds as Dayton survived a sluggish performance to beat George Mason 62-55 on Tuesday night and clinch at least a share of the Atlantic 10 regular-season title with three games to play.

    “It’s definitely amazing just because of the past couple of years what we’ve been through,” Toppin said about the Flyers' turnaround since he joined the program during coach Anthony Grant’s first season in 2017-18.

    The Flyers went 14-17 with a first-round exit in the conference tournament two seasons ago while Toppin sat out as an academic redshirt. They improved to 21-12 last season with an NIT appearance. This season will certainly end in a different way.

    “To clinch it, it means something but we’re not done yet," Toppin said. "We still have a lot more games to win and the postseason.”

    Toppin, one of the leading candidates for National Player of the Year, scored 13 of his 19 points after halftime for the Flyers (26-2, 15-0 Atlantic 10), who own the country’s longest winning streak at 17 games.

    Jalen Crutcher had 13 points as Dayton finished shooting 50% from the field.

    AJ Wilson led George Mason (15-13, 4-11) with 18 points. Jordan Miller added 13 points and 10 rebounds, his first double-double of the season.

    Dayton — the highest ranked team to ever play at George Mason — led for the entire first half but wasn’t able to shake George Mason. The Flyers led 30-25 at the break.

    Mason scored the first five points of the second half and eventually took their its first lead of the game at 34-32 on Wilson's jumper with 15:10 left.

    Back-and-forth play followed until Dayton went on an 8-0 run to go up 49-41 with just under eight minutes remaining. Toppin had four points during that spurt, including a thunderous baseline dunk.

    “That’s what good teams do,” Grant said. “They’re able to answer those runs and they’re able to make plays and our guys did that.”

    Mason cut it to 59-57 on Xavier Johnson's layup with 1:18 left, but Dayton answered with a floater from Ibi Watson.

    George Mason lost for the third time in its past four home games.

    “There’s encouraging signs, but we wanted to win this thing,” Patriots coach Dave Paulsen said.

    BIG PICTURE

    Dayton: The Flyers continued their best ever start after securing their highest ranking since being ranked third in the final four polls of the 1955-56 season.

    George Mason: After starting the season 11-1, the Patriots have gone 4-12. Mason needs another win to avoid matching its worst conference win total since joining the Atlantic 10 for the 2013-14 season. Mason has never defeated a ranked team at home (0-9).

    SLUMP BUSTER

    Watson finished with nine points on 4-of-7 shooting. It was first time he shot better than 50% in a game since Jan. 22 against St. Bonaventure and his highest point total since scoring 14 at Richmond on Jan. 25.

    TOP 5 WOES

    George Mason is now 1-4 against Top 5 teams. The Patriots' lone win was their stunning upset of UConn during their 2007 run to the Final Four.

    LOOKING AHEAD

    “We want it all. We want to go undefeated,” Watson said about the rest of Dayton's season.

    UP NEXT

    Dayton: Hosts Davidson on Friday. The Flyers are 15-0 at home.

    George Mason: At Duquesne on Saturday. The Patriots have lost five of their last six against the Dukes.

  13. TweederGMU

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    Good stuff. However, can we please get some music that doesn't have a curse word and/or the N word that's every other word in the next one? Thanks!
  14. Mason2005

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    I've made 15+ without cursing, I had to get your attention some how lol.
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  15. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    Old idiots please delete last two posts^
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  16. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    handled
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    It's sad that many people these days cannot discuss controversial issues with any kind of intellect. Oh well, back to Mason basketball.
  18. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    You spelled out the N word on a college basketball recruiting page. You are exactly what I said you are. Obviously others agreed with me since your post is gone
  19. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Starter

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    Just about every rap and Hip-Hop song has "that word" in it. Not music from my generation, SON. Shall I post a YouTube link to one of "those" songs? I can get away with that, but not putting "that word" in print?? My intent was to draw attention to context and history. Grow up, you pubescent, righteous punk.
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  20. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    This is a Mason basketball forum. Stop stirring crap up. We have an off topic forum if you want to debate these sorts of topics.
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