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It hasn’t been a conundrum of late. Morrison continued to cement his significance to Mason’s offense, connecting on 17 of his past 23 free throws.

“We’ll take that,” Hewitt said.

NOTES: Mason has lost its past seven games at Old Dominion. It does not have an active losing streak of more than one game on any other conference opponent’s home court.

Hewitt was frustrated Monday by a lack of bench production, which reflected a continuing slide in scoring by the Patriots’ three freshmen. Forward Erik Copes and guards Corey Edwards and Vaughn Gray totaled four points and have combined to average 4.8 points and 32 minutes over the past four games.