The Washington Times - February 18, 2009, 07:05PM

Greetings from courtside at Patriot Center, where George Mason can go a long way to locking up a bye  in the CAA tournament with a victory tonight against Drexel.

The Patriots and Dragons are tied for third in the 12-team league, with the top four teams assured a pass into the quarterfinals. Mason won the first meeting back in December, so this would give Jim Larranaga’s team a one-game lead on Drexel with two to play.


Given that Mason plays two teams from the bottom third of the league to close the season, things will look pretty good with a win tonight.

Here’s the lineups for the looming tip:

GEORGE MASON (17-8, 10-5 CAA)

G-20-Cam Long
G-1-Dre Smith
G-23-John Vaughan
F-33-Louis Birdsong
F-32-Darryl Monroe

DREXEL (14-10, 10-5)

G-11-Gerald Colds
G-3-Scott Rodgers
G-23-Jamie Harris
F-33-Evan Neisler
F-42-Kenny Tribbett

Patrick Stevens