Game 5: GMU (3-1) at Jacksonville Classic vs South Dakota St. (1-3) on Monday, November 20, at 6:00 PM.

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South Dakota St. is a member of the Summit League. They were picked to finish 1st in Summit League preseason polls getting 27 out of a possible 36 votes. Luke Appel and Zeke Mayo were chosen to the preseason first team. William Kyle III was chosen to the second team.

KenPom:
GMU - 120
SDS - 147
NET:
GMU - 139
SDS - 162

We are 0-1 (.000) all-time against South Dakota St. We lost 80-76 in the Sanford Pentagon Crossover Classic on 11/23/21.

They are 1-3 on the season losing to Akron (81-75) at home, beating Dakota Wesleyan (83-55) at home, losing on the road at Kansas St. (91-68), and losing last night to UCF (83-80).

The Jackrabbits are led by 6’4” Zeke Mayo (22.3 ppg & 6.3 reb), 6’9” William Kyle III (14.0 ppg & 6.3 reb), and 6’8” Luke Appel (13.0 ppg & 6.0 reb). 6’3” Kalen Garry (6.3 ppg) and 6’2” Charlie Easley (11.3 ppg) round out the starting lineup. 6’7” Mathew Mors, 6’5” Bubz Alvarez, and 7’0” Nate Barnhart average double figure minutes off the bench but contribute little statistically. So, their 8 man rotation is set for the season.

Schedule: https://gojacks.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule
Roster: https://gojacks.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster
Stats: https://gojacks.com/sports/mens-basketball/stats/2023-24

The Jackrabbits average 75.3 ppg while giving up 75.7 ppg. As a team they shoot 46.1% from the field and 36.1% from 3. Opponents shoot 42.0% overall and 35.9% from 3. The Jackrabbits shoot 61.9% from the charity stripe and average 13.7 turnovers per game. They have out rebounded opponents by 2.6 boards per game.

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Due to the uncertainty of who we will be playing in game 2 I did write ups for both possible opponents. Our opponent, records, and stats will be updated in the morning. With the lousy audio and video feed the thought of watching the second game is just out of the question.

If we play UCF.
UCF is a member of the Big 12. They were picked to finish 14th, dead last, in the preseason Big 12 coaches poll.

KenPom:
GMU - 120
UCF - 58
NET:
GMU - 139
UCF - 66

We are 2-0 (1.000) all-time against UCF.

They are 2-1 on the young season with a win at home against FIU (85-62), a loss on the road at #13 Miami (88-72), and a win at home against Cal St. Fullerton (72-44).

The Knights are led by 6’4” Jaylin Sellers (20.0 ppg & 7.3 reb) and 6’1” Darius Johnson (10.3 ppg). Rounding out their starting 5 are 6’4” Shemarri Allen (6.3ppg), 6’5” Demarr Langford Jr. (3.0 ppg), and 6’10” Omar Payne (4.0 ppg & 4.7 reb). Main contributors off he bench are 6’3” Nils Machowski (7.3 ppg), 7’0” Ibrahima Diallo (8.0 ppg), and 6’11” Thierno Sylla (7.0 ppg). Avery Marchelus (9.0 ppg) has only played in one game so far.

The Knights average 76.3 ppg while giving up 64.7ppg. As a team they shoot 45.6% from the field and 32.3% from 3. Opponents shoot 36.9% overall and 29.3% from 3.

UCF shoots 61.5% from the charity stripe and average 5.3 turnovers per game. They out rebound opponents by 5.3 boards per game.

Schedule: https://ucfknights.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule
Roster: https://ucfknights.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster
Stats: https://storage.googleapis.com/ucfk.../NqtqTOHYeEXiwcdFTws4M0YyuiktQp9oSbcQl9Mf.pdf


If we play South Dakota St.

South Dakota St. is a member of the Summit League. They were picked to finish 1st in Summit League preseason polls getting 27 out of a possible 36 votes. Luke Appel and Zeke Mayo were chosen to the preseason first team. William Kyle III was chosen to the second team.

KenPom:
GMU - 120
SDS - 147
NET:
GMU - 139
SDS - 162

We are 0-1 (.000) all-time against South Dakota St. We lost 80-76 in the Sanford Pentagon Crossover Classic on 11/23/21.

They are 1-2 on the season losing to Akron (81-75) at home, beating Dakota Wesleyan (83-55) at home, and losing on the road at Kansas ST. (91-68).

The Jackrabbits are led by 6’4” Zeke Mayo (22.3 ppg & 6.3 reb), 6’9” William Kyle III (14.0 ppg & 6.3 reb), and 6’8” Luke Appel (13.0 ppg & 6.0 reb). 6’3” Kalen Garry (6.3 ppg) and 6’2” Charlie Easley (11.3 ppg) round out the starting lineup. 6’7” Mathew Mors, 6’5” Bubz Alvarez, and 7’0” Nate Barnhart average double figure minutes off the bench but contribute little statistically. So, their 8 man rotation is set for the season.

Schedule: https://gojacks.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule
Roster: https://gojacks.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster
Stats: https://gojacks.com/sports/mens-basketball/stats/2023-24

The Jackrabbits average 75.3 ppg while giving up 75.7 ppg. As a team they shoot 46.1% from the field and 36.1% from 3. Opponents shoot 42.0% overall and 35.9% from 3. The Jackrabbits shoot 61.9% from the charity stripe and average 13.7 turnovers per game. They have out rebounded opponents by 2.6 boards per game.

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UCF 83 - South Dakota State 80

Mason will play South Dakota State in the consolation game.
 

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Kenpom has us #128 as 1 pt favorites over #142 SD State. The Jackrabbits are 30th in 3 pt shooting but they are over 300 in a number of defensive categories.
 
Kenpom has us #128 as 1 pt favorites over #142 SD State. The Jackrabbits are 30th in 3 pt shooting but they are over 300 in a number of defensive categories.
Similarly to Cornell their 2pt Defense is terrible (as is upcoming ECU, NJIT and Toledo...)- so I do feel better about this game.
 
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Looking forward to a blurry win with lousy announcers and sound while waiting 10 minutes for the correct score to be shown on screen. It's going to be a good night!

I still maintain it's time to host our own tourney!
 
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psyclone

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Back up audio for tonight's game:

If you (like me) were too cheap to sign up for the video stream AND if you have trouble getting Bill on the gomason audio site, here's the link to the SD State site. (Currently, their audio site is talking about soybean futures!).
 
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Back up audio for tonight's game:

If you (like me) were too cheap to sign up for the video stream AND if you have trouble getting Bill on the gomason audio site, here's the link to the SD State site. (Currently, their audio site is talking about soybean futures!).
Thanks!
 

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Back up audio for tonight's game:

If you (like me) were too cheap to sign up for the video stream AND if you have trouble getting Bill on the gomason audio site, here's the link to the SD State site. (Currently, their audio site is talking about soybean futures!).
When I lived in Southside VA in the late '80s and early '90s, the South Hill radio station had shows "Soybean Report" and "Tobacco Talk."
Salt of the earth folks.
 

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Looking forward to a blurry win with lousy announcers and sound while waiting 10 minutes for the correct score to be shown on screen. It's going to be a good night!

I still maintain it's time to host our own tourney!
Mason invitational

Blind sisters of the Chesapeake
Maine
Morgan State

Who says no
 
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