Game 12: GMU (9-2) at Tulane (8-2) on Friday, December 22, at 2:00 PM.

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The game is on ESPN+.

Tulane is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Tulane was picked 3rd in preseason AAC polls. Jaylen Forbes was picked to the preseason 1st team.

KenPom: Gives us a 40% chance of winning.
GMU - 100
Tulane - 103
NET:
GMU - 72
Tulane - 115

We are 2-1 (.667) against Tulane all-time. The last matchup was a 62-56 Mason victory on December 17, 2022.

Tulane is currently 8-2 on the season. They are 6-0 at home, 1-0 on the road, and 1-2 at neutral sites.

Wins: Nicholls (91-81), Northwestern St. (92-57), Sacramento St. (92-57), Cal (84-81), Prairie View A&M (98-77), Fordham (89-81), Furman (117-110 2OT), Southern (105-81)
Losses: Bradley (80-77), Mississippi St. (106-76)

Schedule: https://tulanegreenwave.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule
Roster: https://tulanegreenwave.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster
Stats: https://tulanegreenwave.com/documents/2023/12/16/Updated_Season_Dec16.pdf

Tulane is led by 6’8” Kevin Cross (19.0 ppg & 8.0 reb), 6’2” Kolby King (15.6 ppg), 6’6” Sion James (15.0 ppg & 4.4 reb), 6’5” Jaylen Forbes (14.4 ppg), and 6’6” Collin Holloway (13.5 ppg). 6’6” Tre’ Williams (9.8 ppg) and 6’7” Gregg Glenn III (4.9 ppg) round out their 7 man rotation. Well, it might be more like a six man rotation as Glenn III only averages 11.8 minutes.

Tulane averages 91.7 points (#4 in the nation) per game while giving up 82.5 (#344 in the nation). The Green Wave are shooting 53.6% from the floor (#1 in the nation) and 34.3% from 3. Opponents are shooting 44.5% from the field and 34.1% from 3. They shoot 74.5% from the free throw line and make an average of 24.3 free throws per game (#1 in the nation). The Green Wave are being out rebounding by their opponents by 5.6 boards per game and average 12.2 turnovers per game.

My prediction: It's hard to be very confident given our last two performances. When looking at stats it is probably a safe assumption that this will be a high scoring affair. They are talented, have good size throughout the line-up, and shoot incredibly well as a team. One question mark is depth. If we can get them in foul trouble or tire them out we’ll stand a much better chance. This will be an excellent road test for us. Our defense does just enough. GMU 77 - Tulane 76.

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The game is on ESPN+.

Tulane is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Tulane was picked 3rd in preseason AAC polls. Jaylen Forbes was picked to the preseason 1st team.

KenPom: Gives us a 40% chance of winning.
GMU - 100
Tulane - 103
NET:
GMU - 72
Tulane - 115

We are 2-1 (.667) against Tulane all-time. The last matchup was a 62-56 Mason victory on December 17, 2022.

Tulane is currently 8-2 on the season. They are 6-0 at home, 1-0 on the road, and 1-2 at neutral sites.

Wins: Nicholls (91-81), Northwestern St. (92-57), Sacramento St. (92-57), Cal (84-81), Prairie View A&M (98-77), Fordham (89-81), Furman (117-110 2OT), Southern (105-81)
Losses: Bradley (80-77), Mississippi St. (106-76)

Schedule: https://tulanegreenwave.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule
Roster: https://tulanegreenwave.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster
Stats: https://tulanegreenwave.com/documents/2023/12/16/Updated_Season_Dec16.pdf

Tulane is led by 6’8” Kevin Cross (19.0 ppg & 8.0 reb), 6’2” Kolby King (15.6 ppg), 6’6” Sion James (15.0 ppg & 4.4 reb), 6’5” Jaylen Forbes (14.4 ppg), and 6’6” Collin Holloway (13.5 ppg). 6’6” Tre’ Williams (9.8 ppg) and 6’7” Gregg Glenn III (4.9 ppg) round out their 7 man rotation. Well, it might be more like a six man rotation as Glenn III only averages 11.8 minutes.

Tulane averages 91.7 points (#4 in the nation) per game while giving up 82.5 (#344 in the nation). The Green Wave are shooting 53.6% from the floor (#1 in the nation) and 34.3% from 3. Opponents are shooting 44.5% from the field and 34.1% from 3. They shoot 74.5% from the free throw line and make an average of 24.3 made free throws per game (#1 in the nation). The Green Wave are being out rebounding by their opponents by 5.6 boards per game and average 12.2 turnovers per game.

My prediction: It's hard to be very confident given our last two performances. When looking at stats it is probably a safe assumption that this will be a high scoring affair. They are talented, have good size throughout the line-up, and shoot incredibly well as a team. One question mark is depth. If we can get them in foul trouble or tire them out we’ll stand a much better chance. This will be an excellent road test for us. Our defense does just enough. GMU 77 - Tulane 76.

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The last two games were outliers due to missing players, but we have not looked good in either one.
I'm afraid we may struggle against Tulane trying to get our cohesiveness back. Plus our 3 point shooting has been awful recently.
I hope I am wrong, but a loss wouldn't surprise me.
 

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The last two games were outliers due to missing players, but we have not looked good in either one.
I'm afraid we may struggle against Tulane trying to get our cohesiveness back. Plus our 3 point shooting has been awful recently.
I hope I am wrong, but a loss wouldn't surprise me.
We’ll win…
 

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This game is important. A top 100 net opportunity, a good out of conference opponent etc etc.

I look at Tulane's schedule and it doesn't look like they have played much in terms of good competition. They are 0-1 against Quad 1, 0-0 against Quad 2 , 1-1 against Quad 3 (Where Mason would fit for them I believe whereas Tulane is a Quad 2 game for us I believe), and 7-0 against Quad 4. Their best win is Furman at home and it took 2 overtimes to beat them. They did beat Fordham although Fordham sucks so far this year.

This will definitely be the toughest game for Tulane to date. Lets hope Mason is up for the task much like they were when they had to face Toledo on the road.

Mason 80
Tulane 76

Edit- Mason would be a Quad 2 game for Tulane
 
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This game is important. A top 100 net opportunity, a good out of conference opponent etc etc.

I look at Tulane's schedule and it doesn't look like they have played much in terms of good competition. They are 0-1 against Quad 1, 0-0 against Quad 2 , 1-1 against Quad 3 (Where Mason would fit for them I believe whereas Tulane is a Quad 2 game for us I believe), and 7-0 against Quad 4. Their best win is Furman at home and it took 2 overtimes to beat them. They did beat Fordham although Fordham sucks so far this year.

This will definitely be the toughest game for Tulane to date. Lets hope Mason is up for the task much like they were when they had to face Toledo on the road.

Mason 80
Tulane 76
Toughest HOME game for Tulane (perhaps) so as not to overlook their 30 pt neutral site loss to #31 Miss. St.
 
This game is important. A top 100 net opportunity, a good out of conference opponent etc etc.

I look at Tulane's schedule and it doesn't look like they have played much in terms of good competition. They are 0-1 against Quad 1, 0-0 against Quad 2 , 1-1 against Quad 3 (Where Mason would fit for them I believe whereas Tulane is a Quad 2 game for us I believe), and 7-0 against Quad 4. Their best win is Furman at home and it took 2 overtimes to beat them. They did beat Fordham although Fordham sucks so far this year.

This will definitely be the toughest game for Tulane to date. Lets hope Mason is up for the task much like they were when they had to face Toledo on the road.

Mason 80
Tulane 76
Don't forget our NET is 73... we are indeed a Q2 game for Tulane
 

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"Oldest active men's basketball arenas in the nation
1. Matthews Arena - Northeastern - April 16, 1910
2. Rose Hill Gym - Fordham - Jan. 16, 1925
3. Lavietes Pavilion - Harvard - 1926
4. The Palestra - Penn - Jan. 1, 1927
5. Hec Edmundson Pavilion - Washington - Dec. 27, 1927
6. Williams Arena - Minnesota - Feb. 4, 1928
7. Hinkle Fieldhouse - Butler - March 7, 1928
8. Payne Whitney Gym - Yale - Dec. 10, 1932
9. Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse - Tulane - Dec. 15, 1933
10. Haas Pavilion - California - 1933
11. Municipal Auditorium - UMKC - 1935
12. Gallagher-Iba Arena - Oklahoma State - Dec. 9, 1938
13. Lundholm Gym - New Hampshire - 1938
14. McAlister Field House - The Citadel - 1939
15. Cameron Indoor Stadium - Duke - Jan. 6, 1940"
 
Certainly not gonna break the string of wishful thinking I've exhibited this season on this one.

Good guys - 73
Green wave of puke running down Bourbon St - 70
 

George Mason
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M. HenryFProb Fri - Personal
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D. DinkinsGOut indefinitely - Back
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T. WilliamsGQues Fri - Shoulder
( Mon, Dec 18)
Tony said after the game in the presser that Malik will be back tomorrow- I have no concerns.
 
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