From the Washington Post. Gene Wang 12/11/94.
"So this is what George Mason Coach Paul Westhead had in mind when he designed The System?
The Patriots ran -- literally -- Westhead's offense to its frenetic best in a record-setting 148-132 victory over Troy State, a team that plays with almost identical abandon as George Mason.
Before 3,481 at Patriot Center, the Patriots (4-1) established single-game school marks for points in a game, points in a half (76 in the first), combined points by both teams and three-pointers made (16) as they continued their best start in 11 seasons.
Troy State made 47-of-123 field goal attempts, including 28-of-74 three-point tries, and had 27 assists. All were records for George Mason opponents. The teams combined for 226 field goal attempts and 108 three-point attempts.
For those wondering if Troy State broke any of its school records, the answer is: It didn't even come close. This is the team that two seasons ago against DeVry scored 258 points, attempted 190 field goals, made 102 of them, attempted 109 three-pointers and made 51 of those.
George Mason guard Donald Ross reached a personal milestone, becoming the 18th player in school history to score at least 1,000 points in his career. Appropriately, he reached the 1,000-point mark by sinking a three-pointer.
"It was in the flavor" of The System, Westhead said. "When my deal is really going, we're scoring, stealing and pressing again. ... I think we could score around the 170 range. I'd like to be involved in a 200-point game someday.""
I was at that game. It was like watching a tennis match in regard to trying to follow the ball.