Manhattan Jaspers Preview & Stream Info

Posted In News - By Alan Kelly On Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 With 0 Comments
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Tonight, George Mason (2-3) completes a five-game road trip as they take on the Manhattan Jaspers (0-2). Fresh off their surprising second-place finish in the Charleston Classic this past weekend, the Patriots will try to keep their momentum going in the Bronx, with tip-off at 7 pm. This is the second straight season that Mason will face the Jaspers as the first game after an early season, neutral site tournament.

Mason is 4-0 all time against Manhattan, but tonight will be just their second trip to Draddy Gymnasium. The series between the two schools began with a 78-66 win in Fairfax in a 2005 ESPN BracketBuster game most famous for Tony Skinn’s ankle-breaking crossover. George Mason also won the return game in November 2006, 72-66. The Patriots were also victorious in Fairfax in 2011, 81-61, and, most memorably, won 64-63 on Jalen Jenkins’ 75-foot buzzer-beater last November 29.



Manhattan, the two-time-defending MAAC champions, have gotten off to a slow start at 0-2. Coming off a road loss to St. Mary’s and a home loss to Bucknell to open the season, the short-handed Jaspers will once again be without sophomore Calvin Crawford and red-shirt freshman Samson Usilo tonight, and may only have five scholarship players available, according to numerous media reports. Manhattan has not started a season 0-3 since 2005.

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About - Alan Kelly is a 2010 and 2013 graduate of George Mason University and a former member of the Patriot Platoon. He had the memorable experience of being in the middle of the college decision process as George Mason's Final Four run unfolded. He currently resides in Northern Virginia.

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