Mason Drops A10 Opener to VCU, 71-57

Posted In News - By Chris Metsala On Friday, January 10th, 2014 With 0 Comments


Steven Goff’s solid recap from the Post:

RICHMOND – Motorists passing through this capital city on I-95 are greeted by a can’t-miss billboard featuring Virginia Commonwealth’s Treveon Graham clawing the ball alongside an unambiguous message: “Havoc Lives Here!”

For a half Thursday night, George Mason handled the Rams’ lethal brew of presses, traps and general mayhem. Ultimately, though, the Patriots wilted under duress and, despite one of their most encouraging performances during the sluggish season, they dropped a71-57 decision in their Atlantic 10 opener at sold-out Siegel Center.

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via College Sports: DC, Maryland & Virginia College Sports News – The Washington Post

Mason was unfazed early, making nine of its first 16 shots and committing three scant turnovers in the opening 10 minutes. The Patriots passed through and over the Rams’ full-court pressure — Marko Gujanicic’s 80-foot inbounds hit Patrick Holloway in stride for a layup and would have impressed Peyton Manning.

“Let’s just be aggressive and see what happens,” Mason coach Paul Hewitt said of his approach.

via Daily Press’ David Teel

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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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