Opponent Preview: George Mason (1/3)

Opponent: George Mason Patriots
League: Atlantic 10 Conference 

Record: 6-8

Lafayette, Binghamton, Cal State Northridge, James Madison, North Carolina Central, Morgan State

Louisville, Rhode Island, Auburn, Penn State, Louisiana Tech, Fresno State, William and Mary, Georgia Southern,

Team Stats:                                UMass                                    George Mason
Points Per Game             
         71.6 (Tied-249th)                  68.1 (300th)
Rebounds Per Game                34.6 (243rd)                           34.9 (229th)
Assists Per Game                       15.9 (73rd)                             10.9  (333rd)
Points Allowed                           69.9  (125th)                          73.1  (Tied-201st)

Starting 5:
Otis Livingston II: #4 Guard, 5’11, 170 lbs
14.2 PPG    3.0 RPG    4.1 APG   .7 SPG

Jaire Grayer:  #5 Guard, 6’5, 200 lbs
13.5 PPG    7.6 RPG    1.4 APG    1.7 SPG    1.1 BPG    .396 3P%

Goanar Mar: #0 Forward, 6’7, 195 lbs
11.9 PPG   4.3 RPG   .8 APG    .6 SPG

Justin Kier: #1 Guard, 6’4, 183 lbs
10.9 PPG   4.1 RPG   2.1 APG    1.3 SPG

Ian Boyd: #32 Guard, 6’4, 215 lbs
7.9 PPG    4.6 RPG    1.6 APG   .7 SPG


72-65 UMass

George Mason’s starters bring balance and consistency to the lineup, but they have little depth coming off the bench. Similar to UMass, they only play about eight exclusively which obviously has hurt them in times this year. Additionally, they only have one win against teams with .500 records. UMass, coming off the S.t Bonaventure loss, will be hungry to bounce back with a victory and should do so if they are able to establish some momentum early.

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