Fourth Estate Online Sports Editor Kristi Anable
The Mason women’s basketball team travels to the Richmond Coliseum to take on 13th seed Massachusetts in the Opening Round of the Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championships at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
Mason men’s basketball topped Richmond on Wednesday night at the Patriot Center, 69-60.
Sherrod Wright led the Patriots with 19 points, followed by Bryon Allen with 18 points and seven defensive rebounds. Patrick Holloway also ended the night in double-figures with 10, while Jalen Jenkins had nine rebounds.
Mason men’s basketball hosts Richmond on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center in the Game of the Week.
Richmond at a glance
Richmond (18-9, 8-4 A-10) is coming off a 62-49 victory over LaSalle on Saturday and have won four of their past five contests.
Mason (9-17, 2-10 A-10) is coming off an 89-85 loss to No. 10 Saint Louis, where the Patriots took the Billikens into overtime for the second time this season.
Mason swimming and diving will compete in the 2014 Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio starting today at 3:30 p.m. with the one-meter diving preliminary heats. The four-day competition will run through event finals on Saturday, Feb. 22.
The St. Bonaventure men’s team will look to capture their second consecutive conference title, while the Richmond women’s team will look to capture their fourth straight and 12th A-10 championship title in the last 13 years.
With school cancelled due to the winter storm, The Green Machine started a "no school" chant during the Mason women's basketball game Wednesday night. Even President Cabrera and his wife joined in:
Mason men’s basketball travels to Amherst, Mass. on Wednesday to take on Massachusetts at 7 p.m. at the Mullins Center.
UMass at a glance
This will be the second meeting between these two teams this season, with UMass taking the last decision in the final eight seconds of the game in Fairfax last month, 88-87.
The Patriots (8-15, 1-8 A-10) snapped a nine-game losing streak and captured their first Atlantic 10 Conference win on the road on Saturday after defeating Duquesne, 74-68.
Mason men’s basketball fell to Dayton on Wednesday night, 84-67.
Jordan Sibert led all scorers with 19, as the Flyers shot 54.9 percent from the floor on 28-51 shooting. Sherrod Wright led the Patriots with 18 points, followed by Bryon Allen with 16 and Corey Edwards with 10. Mason shot 40.0 percent on 18-45 shooting, but won the rebounding battle 30-28 in the game.
Mason men’s basketball takes on Dayton at 7 p.m. tonight at the Patriot Center in the Game of the Week.
Dayton at a glance
This will be the first meeting between these two teams as members of the Atlantic 10 conference. Dayton leads the all-time series 3-1, with the Flyers having won the last three meetings.
The Patriots (7-14, 0-7 A-10) are on an eight-game losing streak heading into this matchup, after falling to nationally ranked Saint Louis on the road in overtime last Saturday, 87-81.
Mason women’s basketball takes on Duquesne at 7 p.m. tonight in the Game of the Week at the Patriot Center.
Duquesne at a glance
This is the first meeting between these two teams as members of the Atlantic 10 conference. Mason leads the all-time series 2-1, with the Patriots taking the last decision, 62-55, on Dec. 11, 1999.
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