Broadside Sports Editor Cody Norman
George Mason men's basketball picked up a win in blowout fashion over the Monmouth Hawks by a 71-39 final margin. Ryan Pearson picked up another double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
George Mason's men's basketball team (1-1) took a 76-79 loss in an overtime thriller to Florida International (1-0). The loss came in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off in Blacksburg, Va.
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Much like Friday night’s grueling overtime victory over Rhode Island, the Patriots struggled to find a rhythm against the Florida International defense and fell in overtime 79-76.
FIU guard DeJuan Wright scored a game-high 23 points, but it was sophomore guard Phil Taylor that controlled the game late as his 14 points allowed the Panthers to escape with a narrow victory and advance to the second round of the NIT Preseason Tipoff.