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Game 7: GMU (4-2 / 0-0) vs UMass (2-2 / 1-0) on Wednesday, December 30, at 6PM.

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by Patriotsince81, Dec 26, 2020.

  1. Patriotsince81

    Patriotsince81 All-American

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    UMass is currently 2 - 2 on the season and 1 - 0 in A10 play.

    History: Including tournament play DP is 8-2 against the Minutemen.

    Wins: Northeastern (94-79), LaSalle (85-66)
    Losses: Northeastern (78-75), Bryant ( 93-88)

    Schedule: https://umassathletics.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule
    Roster: https://umassathletics.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster
    Stats: https://umassathletics.com/documents/2020/12/11/Combined_Stats_2.pdf

    UMass is led by Tre Mitchell (26.0 ppg & 8.0 reb), Javohn Garcia (15.0 ppg & 3.0 reb), Carl Pierre (11.3 ppg & 2.0 reb), and Noah Fernandes (10.3 ppg & 2.7 reb). The fifth starter is Ronnie Degray III who averages 6.7 ppg. T.J. Weeks, Cairo McCrory, and Dibaji Walker come off the bench and average 10+ minutes per game.

    A10 POY candidate Tre Mitchell has been inconsistent thus far scoring 37 & 31 points in the two wins and 10 & 12 in the two losses. In the two wins he was 26 - 35 overall from the field. In the two losses he was 7 - 19 from the floor.

    UMass averages 84.7 points per game while giving up 74.3. The Minutemen are shooting 46.8% from the floor and 38.0% from 3. Opponents are shooting 47.8% from the field and 37.7% from 3. They shoot 69.0% from the free throw line. The Minutemen have out rebounded their opponents by 1.3 boards per game. They average 11.7 turnovers per game.

    The game is on ESPN+. The UMass schedule page has updated this to reflect the event being televised. As of 12/26 gomason.com had not. Typical.

    My prediction: Captain Obvious says contain Tre Mitchell or hope he has an off night. If either happens you beat UMass. However, Tre Mitchell will dominate this game causing Oduro, Calixte, and Henry to all foul out. Mitchell will set an NCAA record by going 33 - 45 at the free throw line. UMass 77 - GMU 70.

    This is a battle between two coaches who should be on the hot seat. Seeing McCall (40 - 60 at UMass) vs DP (39 - 51 in A10) will be like watching two one legged men in an ass kicking contest.

    Discuss.
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2020
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  2. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick Hall of Famer

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    Have nobody to guard Fernandes or Mitchell. Thankfully Mitchell plays less defense than Oduro so we should have some chance to score. UMASS with a much more talented team with a similar shitty coach. Paulsen has McCall’s number and we win by 3 before going 0fer the rest of the way

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    Umass 65
  3. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Probably the one game that Mason should win but knowing Mason they won't

    Umass 78
    Mason 73
  4. PoorManProfit

    PoorManProfit All-Conference

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    Hoping for a loss for G Mas. Don’t let me down you DMD guzzling fool.
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  5. phoenix-arizona

    phoenix-arizona All-American

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    He’s going to win a bunch of a10 games and get off the hot seat just to spite you
  6. GSII

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    I wish could see the humor in this.
  7. CHRISTOPHER JAMES JOLLAY

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    I'd take that level of consistency over an AJ Wilson level of consistency.
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  8. GreenLantern

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    Us 65
    Them 75
    OT
  9. Copes4Three

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    Umass 64
    Mason 48

    we get waxed as the negative momentum continues.
  10. PDGL Hoops

    PDGL Hoops Sixth Man

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    UMASS 65
    Mason 63

    We lose the lead late....and run an awesome play at the end that doesn't tie the game.
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  11. tblack33

    tblack33 All-Conference

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    Mason by 4, enough to reel a few folks off the edge, then we drop our next 5 games in a row.
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  12. GreenLantern

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    Deny me an overtime game. How cruel!
  13. psyclone

    psyclone All-American

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    Kenpom: UMass by 4.
  14. sleeperpick

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    Line is UMASS -7
  15. tblack33

    tblack33 All-Conference

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    Might be one of my stupider plays to close out the year, but I might take Mason straight up. I think UMASS is going to throw up a stinker for some reason.
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  16. gmubrian

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    I know we don't deserve any respect, but being a 7 point dog to UMASS seems like a slap in the face.
  17. JPgmuswim

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    Vegas usually isn’t too far off, I think we may just be that bad.
  18. gmutom

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    I know some might view this prediction as hyperbole, but it's entirely feasible after the UMass game that we could lose to Dayton, VCU, Richmond, LaSalle and Rhode Island. Although I am hopeful as a "fan" of the program that we can steal a few games in that brutal stretch, everyone here should brace themselves for the very real possibility that this 6-game stretch (including UMass) could get ugly fast .
  19. tblack33

    tblack33 All-Conference

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    Completely agree, and wasn't trying to be hyperbolic, there's a very real possibility we start off A-10 play 0-6. Based on what we've seen through our first 6 games, there are absolutely no gimmes in that first stretch of A-10 play.
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  20. Pablo

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    Is a Mason "fan" really picking La Salle to win at the EBA in front of over 200 of our fans and cutouts?

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