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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Paul Hewitt
After George Washington leading scorer Maurice Cheeks suffered through a miserable first half Sunday, his coach told and teammates told him to keep shooting.
The win moves the Colonials (21-7, 9-5 Atlantic 10) into a tie for fourth place with Massachusetts with two games remaining. The top four teams in the regular season earn a bye into the conference tournament quarterfinals.
Sherrod Wright had 19 points and Bryon Allen added 18 as George Mason avoided another second-half collapse in a 69-60 win over Richmond on Wednesday night.
Saint Louis coach Jim Crews feels it is pretty simple why the last-place team in the Atlantic 10 has given his 10th-ranked Billikens fits in both meetings this season.
George Mason again came close to ending No. 10 Saint Louis' school-record winning streak. Again, the Patriots lost in overtime.
George Mason coach Paul Hewitt went out of his way to avoid a technical following a tough call, but was whistled for one all the same in the Patriots overtime loss to No. 10 Saint Louis.
A career-high 30 points for George Mason's Bryon Allen left him in no mood celebrate.
The Colonials have the edge inside with the big man tandem of Isaiah Armwood and Kevin Larsen, but George Mason's rebounding freshman Jalen Jenkins has turned into a boarding machine.
George Mason was on the verge of pulling off a big upset against No. 16 Massachusetts until the final 30 seconds.
The game may have been a high-scoring affair with both teams riding some hot shooting, but it was two late offensive rebounds that helped St. Joseph's seal an 84-80 win at George Mason on Saturday night.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Briante Weber said he was nervous, even playing at home in front of a sellout crowd.
The Patriots lost 79-67 to the Cyclones in the first round of the Diamond Head Classic on Sunday despite holding Iowa State to its second-lowest scoring total this season and its second-worst half in the first 20 minutes.
George Mason couldn't keep up with Iowa State's torrid second half on Sunday, and lost to the Cyclones 79-67 in the first round of the Diamond Head Classic.
The BB&T Classic opener proved no contest as George Mason fell to Big 12 power Oklahoma 81-66
What says "college basketball" more than a milkshake contest between local coaches? Nothing, probably. That's why Mike Lonergan, Paul Hewitt, and Mark Turgeon are joining forces.
"I wasn't upset with our shot selection, especially in the first half," Patriots coach Paul Hewitt said. "I thought we showed enough fight to stay in the game, even when Creek made some big shots."
"At the end of the day, the eight point margin is like three or four offensive rebounds that we gave back," Hewitt said. "I would guess that after 41-39 they had like four put-backs. It's a game of runs, but you can't allow second shots like that."