George Mason vs. South Florida: Full Game Preview

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George Mason vs. South Florida: Full Game Preview
George Mason
(7-4, 3-3 away)
South Florida
(7-3, 6-2 home)
Venue: Sun Dome
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, December 29, 2012
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
George Mason S Wright 16.9 E Copes 5.4 B Allen 3.3
South Florida T Fitzpatrick 12.7 V Rudd 8.1 A Collins 7.8

The Patriots are locked and loaded on Saturday as South Florida hosts George Mason. The game starts at 7:00 EST and you can catch it on MASN, BHSN. The Patriots check in at 7-4 overall. Meanwhile, the Bulls have a record of 7-3. The Patriots sit at No. 46 in the RPI rankings and the Bulls are at No. 125.

South Florida StatSmack

  • George Mason has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (0.664 to 0.414).
  • Even computers respect George Mason more. We have a better RPI this season than South Florida (RPI: #46 vs #126).
  • George Mason allows fewer rebounds (32.5 allowed per game vs 36.1 allowed per game) than South Florida this season.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. George Mason has a stronger schedule than South Florida this season (SOS Rank: #29 vs #174).
  • The George Mason scoring leader (Sherrod Wright) has more points than the South Florida scoring leader (Toarlyn Fitzpatrick).
  • George Mason takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than South Florida (3 vs 1).
  • The George Mason blocks leader (Erik Copes) has more blocks than the South Florida blocks leader (Toarlyn Fitzpatrick).
  • AP voters think more highly of George Mason and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than South Florida (9 vs 0).
  • Winning is in our blood. George Mason had a better record in close games than South Florida last season (8-4 vs 5-5).
GMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Sherrod Wright 33 17 5 1 1 0 2
C+ Erik Copes 23 5 5 1 1 2 1
C+ Johnny Williams 25 8 5 1 1 0 2
C Bryon Allen 25 7 3 3 1 0 2
C Marko Gujanicic 22 5 4 2 1 0 2
C J. Arledge 14 5 4 1 0 0 2
C- Anali Okoloji 17 4 3 0 1 0 1
C- P. Holloway 11 5 1 0 0 0 0
C- Corey Edwards 16 4 1 2 1 0 1
D+ Vertail Vaughns 17 4 1 0 1 0 1
D+ Vaughn Gray 8 2 1 0 1 0 1
D Paris Bennett 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
USF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ T. Fitzpatrick 35 13 6 1 1 1 1
C+ Anthony Collins 34 10 2 8 2 0 3
C+ Victor Rudd 33 11 8 1 1 0 1
C Jawanza Poland 21 10 5 1 1 0 1
D+ Kore White 20 6 4 1 1 1 1
D+ Martino Brock 23 6 3 1 1 0 1
D+ M. Abdul-Aleem 13 4 3 1 0 1 1
D+ Shaun Noriega 22 9 0 1 0 0 1
D Zach LeDay 13 3 2 0 0 0 0
D J. Omogbehin 7 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Mike McCloskey 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- J. Hawkins 7 2 1 1 0 0 1
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