Opponent Previews: George Mason (3/8); Atlantic 10 Tournament Second Round

Opponent: George Mason Patriots
League: Atlantic 10 Conference

Record: 15-16 (9-9)

Notable Wins: Saint Louis (16-15), VCU (17-14)
Other Wins:
Lafayette, Binghamton, Cal State Northridge, James Madison, North Carolina Central, Morgan State, Saint Josephs (2), George Washington, UMass (2), Dayton, Richmond,

Notable Losses: George Washington (14-17), La Salle (13-19), Fordham (9-21), Richmond (11-19)
Other Losses:
Louisville, Rhode Island, Auburn, Penn State, Duquesne, VCU, St. Bonaventure, Davidson Louisiana Tech, Fresno State, William and Mary, Georgia Southern,

Previous Matchups:
1/3: 80-72 OT: George Mason
Otis Livingston – 33 points, 9 assists
Luwane Pipkins – 15 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists

2/24: 78-76 OT: George Mason
Otis Livingston – 22 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists
C.J Anderson – 21 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists

Team Stats:                             UMass                            George Mason         Conference Rank
Points Per Game                    71.9 (Tied-232nd)        72.3 (223rd               10th vs 9th
Rebounds Per Game             32.8 (306th)                   36.7 (102nd)             11th vs 2nd
Assists Per Game                   15.6 (56th)                     11.7 (Tied-310th)     3rd vs 14th
Points Allowed                       74.8 (240th)                   75.9 (268th)

Starting 5:
Otis Livingston II: #4 Guard, 5’11, 170 lbs
17.5 PPG    3.4 RPG    4.5 APG   1.0 SPG    .446 FG%    .403 3P%

Jaire Grayer:  #5 Guard, 6’5, 200 lbs
12.6 PPG    7.1 RPG    1.3 APG    1.3 SPG    .8 BPG    .412 FG%      .365 3P%

Goanar Mar: #0 Forward, 6’7, 195 lbs
10.8 PPG   4.5 RPG   .9 APG    .6 SPG    .436 FG%    .371 3P%

Justin Kier: #1 Guard, 6’4, 183 lbs
11.2 PPG   4.5 RPG   2.3 APG    1.3 SPG    .465 FG%

Ian Boyd: #32 Guard, 6’4, 215 lbs
8.1 PPG    4.5 RPG    1.3 APG   .6 SPG    .405 FG%

Prediction:
75-71 UMass

Keys to the Game

1. Forcing the ball out of Livingston’s hands (primary ball handler and leading scorer)
2. Boxing out against one of the better rebounding teams in the conference.
3. Consistency for 40-45 Minutes. Especially in close game situations.
4. Riding the experienced Senior, C.J. Anderson 
5. Survive and Advance

 

 

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