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The George Mason women's basketball team will welcome Robert Morris to EagleBank Arena on Saturday for its' last non-conference home game of the season.
George Mason (4-0) vs. Robert Morris (1-2)
WHEN: Saturday, 3 p.m.
WHERE: EagleBank Arena; Fairfax, Va.
2022-23 RECORDS: Patriots (16-15, 8-8 A-10), Colonials (11-19, 5-15 Horizon)
SERIES RECORD: RMU leads, 1-0
LAST MEETING: RMU won, 53-52, on Nov. 15, 2022 in Moon Township, Pa.
"FAIRFAX, Va. – The George Mason women's basketball team will welcome Robert Morris to EagleBank Arena on Saturday for its' last non-conference home game of the season.
With a win, the Patriots would match the best start in program history, set in 2000-01 when the team opened with five wins over Morgan St., St. Francis, Portland State, Ball State and Georgetown.
Saturday's game marks just the second meeting between the two teams, with the first coming last season at Robert Morris. The Colonials used a late push in a come-from-behind victory that gave the hosts the 53-52 win.
Both teams most recently played on Wednesday. The Patriots picked up a victory in a 60-52 defensive battle with Pitt to move to 4-0 on the season. Robert Morris also played at home, hosting Akron, falling 63-58 to the Zips in overtime.
- Freshman Kennedy Harris was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week on Monday after averaging 12.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and shooting 54.2%
- For the fourth time in the same number of games, Sonia Smith tallied double-figure scoring against Pitt, dropping a team-high 15 points with a career-high-matching three made three-pointers. She leads the team with 13.3 points per game (13th, A-10)
- Ta'Viyanna Habib also tallied double-digits with 10 points and averages 13.0 points (16th, A-10). She is one of five Patriots that are averaging double-figures for Mason
- Sonia Smith and Paula Suárez are once again leading the Patriots, averaging 3.5 and 3.3 per game, respectively. The pari ranks in the top 15 in the Atlantic 10
- Defensively, Mason tallied a season-best five blocks with at least one from four different players against Pitt. Nalani Kaysia led the way with two
- Among Atlantic 10 members, Mason tops the field with 79.3 points per game and 44.8 rebounds per game"