Category: mbball

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…

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…