Lobos coast to 69-58 win over the Patriots

Posted In News - By Chris Metsala On Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 With 0 Comments

Photo courtesy GoMason.com

Photo courtesy GoMason.com

New Mexico controlled George Mason easily, even without the services of their leading scorer in the consolation round of the Puerto Rico Shootout, 69-58.  The Patriots cut it as close as five points just after the half, but could get no closer than an eight point margin for the rest of the game.

The lone bright spot was the play of Shevon Thompson, who broke the tournament record for rebounds in a game at 19, to go with his 21 points:

Junior Shevon Thompson set a single-game Puerto Rico Tip-Off record Friday night pulling down 19 rebounds in George Mason’s loss to New Mexico. The previous record was 18 rebounds set in 2008 by John Garcia of Seton Hall and Taj Gibson of USC in the same game.

via Thompson Sets Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament Record Against New Mexico – GoMason.com – The Official Athletic Site Of George Mason University.

If you’re looking for reasons why the Patriots got the “L” tonight, look no farther than the guards:

  • – Patrick Holloway went 3-17 from the floor with 4 turnovers
  • – Marquise Moore played 26 minutes but only manage 1 point on 0-3 shooting
  • – Isaiah Jackson posted 20 minutes of floor time yielding 0 points on 0-2 shooting, and 3 turnovers
  • – Corey Edwards came off the deep end of the bench to add 7 points
  • – Vaughn Gray was AWOL

You can’t add those performances together and pull out a win – that’s 5 guards going 4-25 for 17 points and 9 turnovers.

Box Score

AP report

About - Chris Metsala is a George Mason alumnus and was one of the founders of the original masonhoops.com site in 1998, which later became CAAZone.com. Chris has attended almost every home game and CAA Tournament from the Ernie Nestor years to present, and covered the team during the 2006 Final Four run. He currently lives in Northern Virginia.

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