We will certainly learn a lot about this year's George Mason Patriots after these next 10 days.
Fresh off of another great second-half performance Monday afternoon against William and Mary, the Patriots will now take on four games in 10 days—all against tough opponents.
Taking on the defending champs Old Dominion, the resurgent Georgia State, the preseason favorites Drexel and the perennial pain James Madison over 10 days is bad enough. Add in that the Patriots will be on the road against ODU, Drexel and JMU—all places that are historically tough on Mason—and you have a simply murderous schedule.
This is why this stretch will be so pivotal for Mason. Lately, the Patriots have been playing some of their best basketball all season, and if they play the way that they have since the second half of the Manhattan game on December 23rd, I see no reason why Mason can't win at least three of these games, if not all four.
Here are a few keys to how George Mason can survive this key four-game stretch, and how they can come out of it with control of the CAA.