George Mason will play in 2016 Gulf Coast Showcase

By Alan Kelly | On Friday, June 10th, 2016 - No Comments »

At long last, the identity of George Mason’s 2016 early-season tournament has been revealed, as the Gulf Coast Showcase announced their field today. The Patriots join Vermont, Wofford, Bradley, Kent State, South Dakota, Houston, and old CAA rival Hofstra in the 8-team team field. The tournament will be played November 21-23 (the week of Thanksgiving). George Mason’s first round... 

Shevon Thompson selected for Reese’s College All-Star Game (Updated TV info)

By Alan Kelly | On Friday, April 1st, 2016 - No Comments »
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When to watch: Saturday · 1pm on CBS · 5pm on CBS Sports Network George Mason senior center Shevon Thompson (9.9 ppg, 10.6 rpg) will take the court one final time as a collegian, as he was selected for the Reese’s College All-Star Game. One of twenty seniors chosen by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Thompson will suit up for the East team, coached by former... 

Final Four Retrospectives: CBS Sports & WaPo

By Alan Kelly | On Saturday, March 5th, 2016 - No Comments »

With the tenth anniversary of George Mason’s Final Four run coming up later this March, there have been some excellent articles written in recent days, looking back at the magic of 2006. These articles are also accompanied by video interviews with many of the principle characters (players and coaches). Mason Men: George Mason’s Cinderella run to the 2006 Final Four changed college... 

VCU Rams Preview and Q&A

By Alan Kelly | On Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 - No Comments »
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TV: MASN Radio: GoMason Digital Stream: A10 Network Tonight at 7pm, George Mason (9-18, 3-11 A10) will host VCU (20-7, 12-2) in one of the most anticipated home matchups of the season. More than a little pride will be on the line for the Patriots, who have won 3 of the last 4 meetings in Fairfax, but have not beaten their former CAA rivals at all since February 2012. A season ago, the Rams... 

Imagining an A-10 All-Star Game

By News Robot | On Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 - No Comments »

NBA All-Star Weekend has come and gone, but the captivating dunk contest and tributes to Kobe Bryant will not be forgotten anytime soon. When watching the festivities, a thought came to mind: what if the Atlantic 10 conference had an All-Star Weekend of its own? College basketball has a senior All-Star Game on Final Four Friday, but individual conferences do not host such events. While unlikely,... 

Homecoming Preview: Davidson Wildcats

By Alan Kelly | On Friday, February 12th, 2016 - No Comments »

TV: MASN Radio: GoMason Digital Stream: A10 Network George Mason returns to EagleBank Arena tomorrow at 4 pm to take on the Davidson Wildcats (14-8, 6-5 A10) on Homecoming 2016. The Patriots (8-16, 2-9 A10) will be hoping for good news of Marquise Moore’s injured right ankle, as it’s been a brutal two game stretch without their leading scorer and best perimeter defender. Dave... 

Rhode Island Preview and Stream Info

By Alan Kelly | On Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 - No Comments »

TV: OSN (Providence, RI) Radio: GoMason Digital Stream: CoxHub Tonight, George Mason (8-15, 2-8 A10) travels north to face the Rams of Rhode Island (13-10, 5-5 A10). Tip time is at 7 pm at the Ryan Center, in the only regular season meeting between the two teams. The Patriots lost a season ago in Fairfax, 71-56, but lead the all time series three games to two. This has been a disappointing... 

Dayton Preview, and a look at history

By Alan Kelly | On Saturday, February 6th, 2016 - No Comments »
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TV: MASN Radio: GoMason Digital Stream: A10 Network George Mason (8-14, 2-7 A10) returns home tonight at 6 pm to face the #24 Dayton Flyers (18-3, 8-1) in the annual Green Game. Dayton is led by James Madison transfer and junior guard Charles Cooke, with 15.7 points and 6.3 boards per game, while shooting 44.7% from behind the arc. Senior forward Dyshawn Pierre, returned from a fall semester... 

Whoooooooa…we’re halfway there

By News Robot | On Friday, February 5th, 2016 - No Comments »

Bon Jovi’s “Slippery When Wet” album was the first album I ever owned. It was a gift for my sixth birthday in 1986 and included such hits as “You Give Love a Bad Name”, “Wanted Dead or Alive” and a song that would serve as the anthem for George Mason’s magical Final 4 run some 20 years after that b-day extravaganza of mine: “Livin’ on a Prayer”. 10 years after that Mason... 

Atlantic 10 Tempo-Free: February 5, 2016

By News Robot | On Friday, February 5th, 2016 - No Comments »

We are roughly halfway home. The calendar tells us that in a month, the group will descend upon Brooklyn and Barclays Center for the annual festivities. There is time, but at this juncture, the contenders have separated from pretenders. There is opportunity for teams as Saint Louis or George Mason, not in serious contention, yet in a position to keep improving and finish strong. A look at...