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

Saturday is a date fans have been waiting for as South Florida plays host to George Mason. Tip-off occurs at 7:00 EST and you can see it on MASN, BHSN. George Mason is an RPI Top 50 team, ranked No. 46, and South Florida will attempt to overcome its 0-1 record against Top 50 teams. Overall, the Bulls have a record of 7-3. Meanwhile, the Patriots have a record of 7-4.

George Mason StatSmack

  • The South Florida rebounding leader (Victor Rudd) has more rebounds than the George Mason rebounding leader (Sherrod Wright).
  • The top-ranking players between the two conferences for points, rebounds, field goals made, free throws made, three-pointers, assists, steals, and blocks are in the Big East.
  • South Florida has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than George Mason (#64 vs #90).
  • The Big East has had 6 more Final Four teams than the CAA over the past 10 years.
  • Last year the Big East had a stronger schedule compared to the CAA (2 vs 13).
  • South Florida has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (43% vs 63%).
  • The Big East has had 59 more NCAA Tournament teams than the CAA over the past 10 years.
  • South Florida players are more experienced than George Mason players (11,927 minutes played vs 8,612 minutes played).
  • We beat real teams. South Florida had more wins against the RPI Top 50 than George Mason last season (4 vs 0).
  • South Florida is better at defending the three (32.0% allowed vs 36.5% allowed) than George Mason this season.
  • The South Florida assist leader (Anthony Collins) has more assists than the George Mason assist leader (Bryon Allen).
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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