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George Mason's most reliable trait disappeared in the second half Thursday night. So did its winning streak in CAA openers.
George Mason coach Paul Hewitt designed his team's nonconference schedule to provide an additional avenue for the Patriots to burnish their postseason credentials.
George Mason guard Corey Edwards didn't blink Saturday as he found an open Sherrod Wright in the closing seconds of what was to become a 67-64 victory over Richmond.
George Mason exorcized some past and present demons with a reliable option it no doubt will employ in the future.
Paul Hewitt wore the perplexed look of a man unable to avoid a familiar migraine Tuesday.
It was the cap to Maryland's most significant week during nonconference play, a two-game sojourn from College Park certain to provide a glimpse into where the Terrapins would need to improve in the more than a month before delving into the ACC.
George Mason guard Bryon Allen hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just over a minute remaining, then made two free throws to seal a 63-59 victory over Virginia on Friday.
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History shows George Mason ended its last basketball season with a 10-point loss to Virginia Commonwealth in the CAA tournament.
Paul Hewitt's second season at George Mason might not resemble his debut on several levels.
The last time George Mason's Johnny Williams appeared in a game more than 15 months ago, he was bulky, back-to-the basket big. Or, more specifically, a standard-issue Patriot post presence.
There's not much George Mason would like to have back from its basketball seasons. Nine minutes Sunday might be the exception.
George Mason's first CAA tournament game was close. Of course it was. It feels like the Patriots were there a dozen times already, staring down a nerve-wracking finish to a taut contest.
Sherrod Wright will always have the midcourt mob and the surrounding bedlam.
The initial euphoria was gone as George Mason coach Paul Hewitt strode into his press conference as Tuesday teetered on Wednesday.
"It's something we should be able to correct," Hewitt said. "The biggest thing for us is we have to focus on the next one."
"Maybe that's why the kids are paying attention even more," Hewitt said Wednesday.