Category: mbball

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…

Are the Expectations Too High?

BY ZACH SEAY STAFF WRITER November is here, which means college basketball is back. At Mason, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are coming off their best regular-season finishes since joining the Atlantic 10 in 2013, finishing fifth and fourth…

“This was a heartbreaking and devastating loss”

Men’s basketball loses their home opener BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Mason men’s basketball opened their season with a heartbreaking close 72-71 loss to the University of Pennsylvania.  Mason got off to a slow start with redshirt junior transfer from…

Breaking Down The Men’s 2018-2019 Nonconference Schedule

Tough opponents stand in the way of Mason’s chances of an NCAA tournament bid BY DOMENIC ALLEGRA ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR The nonconference schedule that awaits the Patriots this year is one of the hardest-hitting schedules Mason has had to face in…

Freshman Guard Looks To Make An Impact

Jason Douglas-Stanley Reconnects with His High School Teammate BY ZACH SEAY, STAFF WRITER   Two hundred thirty-five miles separate Mount Vernon, New York, and Fairfax, so having a familiar face around is sure to help freshman guard Jason Douglas-Stanley while he…

Patriots Basketball Continues Victories Over Winter Break

MENS AND WOMENS TEAMS WON NINE OF 14 GAMES SINCE LAST SEMESTER  By Liam Griffin, Staff Writer Although most students have been away from campus since the end of the fall semester, Mason’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have been…

Patriot player sets record despite loss to William & Mary

OTIS LIVINGSTON SCORES HIS 1,000TH CAREER POINT  By Hogan Lepore, Staff Writer Wednesday’s men’s basketball game included a scoring milestone, an old CAA rivalry and a season first for the Mason men. The Patriots were defeated by William & Mary…

Patriots Open the Season With a Narrow Victory

By Hogan LePore, Staff Writer The Mason men’s basketball team started their 2017-2018 season on the right note, defeating Lafayette College on Friday, Nov. 10 at the EagleBank Arena. The Patriots toppled the Leopards 67-65 in a close finish. Mason…

Mason Men’s Basketball Ranked Middle of the Pack

RETURNING JUNIOR AND SOPHOMORES HOPE TO LEAD PATRIOTS TO VICTORY  By Hogan LePore, Staff Writer Out of the 351 Division I intercollegiate men’s basketball programs in the nation, George Mason University is left hanging in the middle. According to rankings by…