Mason wins at Wright State behind Thompson, Jackson

Posted In News - By Chris Metsala On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 With 0 Comments

Shevon Thompson distrupts a shot by a Wright State player.

Shevon Thompson distrupts a shot by a Wright State player.

George Mason put together a solid road win over Wright State last night, 68-60.   Shevon Thompson led the Patriots (5-6) with 24 points and 14 rebounds, his 4th double-double of the season.  Freshman Isaiah Jackson continued his good play with a 22 point, 8 rebound performance.  Marko Gujanicic added 11 points for Mason, who won their third straight game. The Patriots overcame an off night from Patrick Holloway (3 of 12), 2 points from Jalen Jenkins, 0 points in 5 minutes of play from Trey Porter, and only 2 points on 3 shots from Marquise Moore.  As a team, Mason compensated through hot shooting (52%) and out-rebounded the Raiders 37-20.

Mason relied on Thompson and Gujanicic early on, the two combining for 20 of the Patriot’s 35 first half points.

Wright State coach Billy Donlon put the blame on himself for how his Raiders team played Tuesday night against visiting George Mason. He said it wasn’t the kind of effort he usually gets from his squad, and it showed.“Credit George Mason. I thought from about the 10-minute mark in the first half to whenever it was that we started coming back in the second half, they really came in here and punched us in the mouth and kept going.” Donlon said. “I don’t want to take anything away from George Mason, but that’s not our team that you saw out there for about 30 minutes tonight.

“We didn’t play our game from a competitive effort level, and that starts with me. That’s not on the guys in the locker room. When you’re down 17 points in your own building, for us to make it a one-possession game with just over a minute left — we probably trapped one time too many, but I felt we had them on their heels. We get that stop and come back and score, it could’ve been a different game.”

via Xenia Gazette

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About - Chris Metsala is a George Mason alumnus and was one of the founders of the original site in 1998, which later became 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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