Women's Basketball

[PREVIEW] George Mason vs. Duquesne -- Women's Basketball

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.

[PREVIEW] George Mason vs. Towson -- Women's Basketball

The Mason women’s basketball team will take on Towson at 4:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center.

Coming off of an 82-64 win over Utah Valley in the team’s home opener, the Patriots (2-1) will look to keep a two-game winning streak alive against the Tigers (1-2).

Senior Janaa Pickard set a new Patriot Center record against Utah Valley, recording 21 points and 21 rebounds in her first double-double of the season. Sophomore Taylor Brown is currently leading the Patriots with 17 points per game, while Pickard is averaging 15 points and 11 rebounds per game.

Mason women's basketball defeats Utah Valley 82-64 in home opener

Mason women’s basketball sailed past Utah Valley last night, in an 82-64 win in the team’s home opener at the Patriot Center. Senior Janaa Pickard tallied a career-high 21 points and 21 rebounds in the last home opener of her Mason career, sealing the victory for the Patriots.

“We have kind of nicknamed her ’The X-Factor,’” said Nyla Milleson, the Patriots’ head coach. “I truly believe that she’s the X-Factor for us to be successful.”

[PREVIEW] George Mason vs. Utah Valley -- Women's Basketball

The Mason women’s basketball team takes on the Utah Valley Wolverines at 7 p.m. tonight in their home opener at the Patriot Center.

Mason (1-1) is coming off of a 74-67 win against Morehead State, after dropping their first game of the season to East Carolina. Redshirt sophomore Taylor Brown led the team with 24 points, eight rebounds and five steals, while Sandra Ngoie contributed 14 points and tallied eight rebounds in the game.

Mason Madness ignites basketball fever

Video by Marcus Miller 

Last Friday marked the first opportunity for the public to take a look at the Mason men’s and women’s basketball teams on the court in the Green and Gold scrimmage.

Nyla Milleson introduced as new Mason women's head basketball coach

After being announced as the eighth women's basketball coach in George Mason University history on Tuesday morning, Nyla Milleson met with student media and department staff for a meet and greet event on Wednesday evening. 

The event provided an opportunity for the Mason Athletic department and staff to welcome Coach Milleson to the Mason community and wish her well in the undertaking of the job as the women's basketball head coach. 

Nyla Milleson named Mason women's basketball head coach

Nyla Milleson was named the next women's basketball head coach April 16, following the resignation of Coach Jeri Porter on March 22. 

In her 13 seasons as a collegiate coach, Milleson has accumulated a 290-123 record, four Hartland Conference Coach of the Year awards and eight postseason tournament appearances. 

Search for Porter's replacement reaches final stretch

The George Mason University women's basketball head coaching position could be filled as early as this weekend, according to Mason Athletic Director Tom O'Connor today. 

Coach Jeri Porter resigned as women's basketball coach on March 22 after completing her fifth season at the helm. 

Under her tutelage, Porter achieved a 51-100 record, coached three 1,000-point scorers—Brittany Poindexter, Taleia Moton and Amber Easter—and led the Patriots to their first win in the CAA Tournament since 2006. 

Saunders' game-winning shot against William & Mary snaps Patriots' five-game losing streak

Mason women's basketball tips off against William & Mary (Photo by Gopi Raghu).

With 9.5 seconds left on the clock and Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” roaring from the George Mason University Green Machine, Mason’s  women’s basketball team (7-14, 2-8) trailed the William & Mary Tribe (5-17, 3-8) 56-55.

After a timeout by Mason coach Jeri Porter, the ball was inbounded to senior guard Rahneeka Saunders. From the corner, Saunders made a jumper that gave the Patriots a 1-point lead with just three seconds left on the clock. A missed 3-pointer at the buzzer by William & Mary guard Janine Aldridge secured the victory for the Patriots.

Women's basketball falls to James Madison, 71-55 in lopsided home loss

Despite putting in an impressive first half display and registering 21 bench points on the night, the George Mason University women’s basketball team suffered a lopsided home loss, falling 71-55 to Colonial Athletic Association rival James Madison University.

Senior guard Rahneeka Saunders was the only player who scored in double figures for the Patriots (6-11, 1-5 CAA), registering 14 points and eight rebounds. Saunders was supported by reserves junior Janaa Pickard and senior Melissa Collier, who each scored nine points.