Hofstra vs. George Mason: Full Game Preview

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Hofstra vs. George Mason: Full Game Preview
Hofstra
(5-12, 0-8 away)
George Mason
(10-7, 6-2 home)
Venue: Patriot Center
5:00PM ET / 2:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Hofstra T Buie 14.3 J Hall 9.4 S Mejia 4.2
George Mason S Wright 17.9 E Copes 5.2 B Allen 3.1

On Saturday, Hofstra visits Patriot Center to take on George Mason. Tip-off is at 5:00 EST and you can see it on NBCSN. The Pride are 1-6 against the Patriots over the last four years. They lost 72-62 the last time they played (2/8/2012).

Hofstra is in 6th place in the conference and trying to catch 4th place George Mason.

In spite of 19 points and 5 rebounds from David Imes, the Pride came up short 65-60 against Northeastern on January 16th. He is putting up 6.9 points per game while also averaging 5.1 rebounds per game. For the Patriots, Sherrod Wright finished with 23 points and 5 rebounds in the 68-57 win over James Madison on January 15th. With 17.9 points per game and 1.2 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

George Mason StatSmack

  • Moussa Kone is ranked 10th in the CAA in blocks.
  • David Imes is ranked 7th in the CAA in blocks.
  • Jimmy Hall is ranked 6th in the CAA in rebounds and 8th in the CAA in blocks.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Hofstra has come back to win after being down at half against George Mason 4 times since 2001.
  • At least you keep showing up. Hofstra has an average margin of victory of 10 over George Mason in 8 wins since 2001.
  • Hofstra is better at defending the three (32.9% allowed vs 36.8% allowed) than George Mason this season.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Hofstra currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (979 to 975) than George Mason, per the NCAA.
  • The Hofstra steals leader (Stevie Mejia) has more steals than the George Mason steals leader (Sherrod Wright).
  • The Hofstra rebounding leader (Stephen Nwaukoni) has more rebounds than the George Mason rebounding leader (Sherrod Wright).
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Hofstra has had more players drafted by the NBA than George Mason (1 vs 0).
  • Stevie Mejia is ranked 3rd in the CAA in assists and 6th in the CAA in steals.
HOF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Jimmy Hall 32 13 9 1 1 1 2
C Taran Buie 31 14 4 2 0 0 3
C Stevie Mejia 33 11 4 4 2 0 3
D+ S. Stokes 28 10 2 3 1 0 2
D+ David Imes 28 7 5 1 0 1 2
D+ S. Nwaukoni 22 7 8 0 0 0 2
D Moussa Kone 21 6 4 0 1 1 1
D Jordan Allen 20 5 3 1 1 0 1
D- Daquan Brown 10 4 0 1 0 1 0
D- K. Washington 17 2 2 1 0 0 1
D- Dallas Anglin 14 3 1 1 1 0 2
F Darren Payen 8 2 1 0 0 1 0
F Matt Grogan 12 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Adam Savion 6 2 1 0 0 0 1
GMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Sherrod Wright 33 18 5 2 1 0 3
C Johnny Williams 25 8 4 1 1 1 1
C Erik Copes 22 5 5 1 0 2 1
C Bryon Allen 22 6 2 3 1 0 2
C Marko Gujanicic 19 5 4 1 1 0 2
C Bryce Lewis 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
C- J. Arledge 14 5 4 1 0 0 1
C- Corey Edwards 19 5 2 3 1 0 2
C- P. Holloway 12 5 1 1 1 0 1
C- Anali Okoloji 16 4 3 0 1 0 1
C- Michael Rudy 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Vaughn Gray 8 2 0 0 1 0 0
D+ Vertail Vaughns 16 4 1 0 1 0 1
D+ Paris Bennett 12 3 2 0 0 0 1
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