Category: mbball

Three Takeaways from Men’s Basketball’s Win over James Madison

BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Men’s basketball found itself back in the win column Friday night after defeating former Colonial Athletic Association foe James Madison University 66-53. “That was a great effort by our guys, that’s exactly what we’ve been looking…

Four Takeaways from Mason’s 72-67 Loss to Vermont

BY ZACH SEAY STAFF WRITER Men’s basketball team missed another chance on Monday to add an impressive non-conference victory to their résumé in a 72-67 loss to the University of Vermont. Plagued by horrendous three-point shooting (3-18) and little defensive resistance…

A Midway Check-up on Mason Athletics

BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR; DOMENIC ALLEGRA ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR Men’s Basketball Through the first eight games, men’s basketball has held a record of 3-5 on the season. Led by senior point guard Otis Livingston II and head coach Dave…

Upcoming Sports Calendar (December 3-9)

All You Need to Know About This Week’s Matches and Games BY NATALIE HEAVREN, SPORTS EDITOR Dec. 3 Men’s Basketball vs. University of Vermont EagleBank Arena (EBA): 7 p.m. Dec. 6 Women’s Basketball vs. University of Delaware EBA: 7 p.m. Dec….

Sports in Brief

BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Men’s Basketball Men’s basketball improved to 3-5 Wednesday night after narrowly defeating Morgan State University 82-75. Senior Otis Livingston II recorded his 400th career assist, becoming just the second Mason player to put up 400…

Dealing With the Dirty Work

How sophomore Javon Greene impacts men’s basketball BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Men’s basketball sophomore Javon Greene has always been surrounded by basketball. Growing up with an older sister who played AAU basketball, he was in the gym year-round, something he…

Three Takeaways from Mason’s Win over Morgan State

BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Mason’s men’s basketball team held on to Morgan State 82-75 to improve to 3-5, bouncing back after two losses in the Emerald Coast Classic. “It wasn’t always artistic, but I think it was a good kind…

“IT’S GOOD TO GET THE FIRST WIN”

Four takeaways from the first win of the season for the men’s basketball team BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR In the first of two campus games in the Emerald Coast Classic, Mason beat the Southern University Jaguars 69-65 Saturday, Nov.17. The…

Get In the Zone

BY SAMANTHA HADLEY CONTRIBUTOR The Mason men’s basketball team has been running a man-to-man defense for at least three years, which is as long as I have been watching them. A man-to-man defense is where one defender covers one offensive…