Throwback Thursday Video: Evans, Patriots almost knock off the Terps in 2001 NCAAs

Posted In Blog - By Chris Metsala On Thursday, September 18th, 2014 With 0 Comments

If you had told any Mason fan that Lonnie Baxter and Terence Morris, Maryland’s two formidable big men would be held to 6 points combined, most wouldn’t have believed you.   If you told those fans that George Evans would have 27 points, Erik Herring would go for 19, and Jesse Young 12, they would all think you were off your rocker.  However, that’s what happened in the first round of the 2001 NCAA tournament when Mason drew Maryland in Boise.   And despite those numbers, Mason had the ball down by 1 with 26.5 seconds left.  I won’t spoil the ending for you, but it was a great game in program history and set the expectations that resulted in the 2006 Final Four run.    Boxscore

 

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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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