Basketball (M)

Hot Shooting George Mason Downs Men's Basketball in Exhibition Game

FAIRFAX, Va. -- George Mason shot 67% for the game and downed visiting Catawba 99-69 in men's basketball action on Wednesday night at the Recreation Athletic Complex.  The game was an exhibition game for the Catawba Indians.  The Patriots, of the Atlantic 10, improve to 3-6.

George Mason shot over 65% in both halves, including 68% in the first half as it canned 19-of-28 shots.  Despite the hot shooting, Catawba stayed close as the Indians benefited from a dozen Patriot turnovers to trail just 45-37 at the break.

The Patriots never trailed and went up by double digits midway through the opening half.  The Indians trailed 32-20 with just over six minutes left in the half when they rallied to within five.  KJ Arrington (Newport News, Va./Denbigh HS/Henry CC) started a 7-0 run on a three-point play and followed it with a steal and layup.  GMU spurted back out by 10 and settled for the eight-point margin after 20 minutes.

The Indians stayed within striking distance early in the second half before George Mason pulled away from a 13-point lead over the final 12 minutes.  After hitting on 42% in the opening half, Catawba canned just 29% in the second stanza.  The Indians were also cold from long range, making just 1-of-14 from behind the arc.

Arrington led Catawba with 17 points.  Rakeen Brown (Hampton, Va./Bethel HS/Delaware St.) followed with 16 points and grabbed six rebounds.  Vismantas Marijosius (Kedainiai, Lithuania/North Hills) also reached double figures with 10 points.

Patriot center Shevon Thompson had a big night for George Mason.  He posted a double-double with 29 points and 10 rebounds.  Thompson hit on 13-of-15 field goal attempts and also blocked three shots.  The Patriots had 13 blocks as a team.

George Mason put six players in double figures.  Isaiah Jackson tossed in 14 points and Marko Gujanicic scored a dozen.  Marquise Moore and Trey Porter each tallied 11 points with Patrick Holloway posting 10 points.  The Patriots had a big advantage near the basket, outscoring Catawba 70-44 in the paint.

Catawba will close its pre-Christmas schedule at J.C. Smith on Saturday afternoon with a 4 pm tipoff.

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Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC),
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry, 1:30
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1:30


«October 2017»
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC) 

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC) 

October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

October 21

Swimming @ Wingate

Cross Country @ SAC Championships

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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Soccer (M) Team Photo