[PREVIEW] Mason travels to Towson to face the surprising second-ranked Tigers

When the official 2012-2013 game schedule was announced before the start of the season, the Towson matchup seemed like an easy win and a game that the George Mason University men’s basketball team would surely take lightly. After all, the Tigers have been abysmal over the past few seasons, finishing in the cellar of the Colonial Athletic Association. At this point in the season, however, the Tigers are 10-10, 5-2 in conference competition and ranked in the CAA. When Mason travels to face the Tigers Wednesday night at 7 p.m. they need to take them seriously.

[PREVIEW] Mason returns home to face in-state rival James Madison

The George Mason University men’s basketball team returns home on Tuesday to take on James Madison University at 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center.

[PREVIEW] Mason opens conference play at home vs. Northeastern

After ending their non-conference schedule with a 61-57 loss to the University of South Florida, George Mason returns home to the Patriot Center on Thursday to host Northeastern at 7 p.m. in their first Colonial Athletic Association matchup, which will kick off the beginning of their 18-game conference schedule. 

[PREVIEW] Mason finishes non-conference schedule against Univ. of South Florida

The George Mason Patriots face their final non-conference team at 7 p.m. when they take on the University of South Florida Bulls from the Big East conference.  

Top 5 weekend picks December 6

Every week Connect2Mason will offer five entertainment picks for your weekend and week ahead.

Mason-UMBC men's basketball preview

The University of Maryland-Baltimore Retrievers have had a tough go in their first seven games of the season, starting at 2-5. With one of the worst RPI in all of Division-I men’s basketball, UMBC will be overmatched by George Mason, the second-highest ranked RPI team they will face this year. The Retrievers take on the Patriots at the Patriot Center tonight at 7 p.m. However, here are some of the players to pay attention to from the Retrievers.

Key Returners

Ryan Cook – Guard – Senior

Mason-URI men's basketball preview

The University of Rhode Island has had a tough start to the season. Under new head coach Dan Hurley, the Rams have managed to survive (barely) a stretch of games against major conference competition, including No. 3 Ohio State. However, they were able to get into the win column Sunday with a double overtime thriller against Auburn (can anything go right for the Tigers right now?).

With a win under their belt, the Rams no longer have the winless monkey on their proverbial backs. However, they would like to continue their winning streak against a quality opponent in Mason.

Mason-Bucknell men's basketball preview

Bucknell at a glance

Coming off of a thrilling win over the University of Virginia Cavaliers last Friday night, things do not get much easier when the Patriots travel to Bucknell on Tuesday for a matchup with one of the mid-majors finest.

2012-2013 Mason women's basketball preview

The Mason women’s basketball season has officially started with a fall to the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies, 62-58 on Nov. 9. The first home opener is in sight and it is due time to preview the Lady Patriots’ season.

To get a better idea of how the Lady Patriots will finish the season, I took the time to look through last season’s depth chart and statistics to get a better gauge.


Mason-UVa men's basketball preview

With two major contributors, Erik Copes and Vaughn Gray, suspended due to student-athlete conduct violations, the challenge will be for the rest of the young team to pull out a win in tonight’s home opener against the University of Virginia at the Patriot Center at 7 p.m.