I'm more worried about the production we get from XJ and Polite on both ends of the court. This is by far our most vulnerable position, especially going against a talented team like Kansas. It will be interesting to see if English opts to go with a bigger lineup for several stretches.It's so funny that we used a pic of Hartwell to announce this. If he even attempts a shot against Kansas it's gonna get blocked into orbit.
Let them choke on their spreads!Sagarin: KU favored by 18
Kenpom: KU favored by 20
Vegasinsider spread isn't out yet, but so far KU is 6-5 against the spread while Mason is 7-4
Kansas is an incredibly good team. I don’t think they are a 20+ point Vegas spread better than us. I’d hammer those if VA didn’t have puritan online gambling laws.We cover anything under +17 and I would put a small ML bet on Mason.
I'm sorry to hear this man. Its obviously up to you, but I know I risked my life in awful weather for a few Mason games in Northern VA (as others have here in various places), and I generally say never again. The last time I did it was probably Homecoming 2015 (the year of the white out) and anytime there was significant bad weather for a Mason game since I would stay at home and watch.I just need to vent and have a pity party for myself:
I never get the chance to see Mason live. Maybe once a year in St Louis. We’ve got lucky a few times and got to travel up to Northern Iowa and Kansas St. I can’t f’ing believe that we get a last minute trip to Kansas - a 5 1/2 hour drive during the perfect time where I don’t have to worry about taking off work AND MOTHER F’ING NATURE DECIDES TO BRING A SNOW/ICE STORM RIGHT THROUGH MY TRAVEL PATTERN. We haven’t had a sniff of a snowflake or ice all November and December. The one f’ing day that I want to travel and that’s the day we get hit. F’ing unbelievable.
I’m sitting here trying to decide if I should just say f it and go anyway or just stay home. Got about an hour to decide. If I don’t go, I know I’ll hear it wasn’t bad and I’ll regret it. If I do go, I know the roads will be covered in ice and I’ll be f’ed.
I’m almost embarrassed to think about how much ridiculous winter weather I’ve driven through to watch Mason over the years. Fortunately ESPN+ makes the decision so much easier now to stay home and watch it on a big TV rather than risk death on the roads.I'm sorry to hear this man. Its obviously up to you, but I know I risked my life in awful weather for a few Mason games in Northern VA (as others have here in various places), and I generally say never again. The last time I did it was probably Homecoming 2015 (the year of the white out) and anytime there was significant bad weather for a Mason game since I would stay at home and watch.
They just crushed Nevada by 28. We lost to Nevada by 19. I'd stay far away from this one and keep it a nothing to lose game.Kansas is an incredibly good team. I don’t think they are a 20+ point Vegas spread better than us. I’d hammer those if VA didn’t have puritan online gambling laws.
• Three-point shooting: George Mason shoots the 14th-highest percentage of threes in the country, but even with that frequency, it’s still made a well-above-average 36% of those tries (coach Kim English recently talked about his emphasis on threes in Jordan Sperber’s “Solving Basketball” podcast, as in George Mason practices, corner threes are worth 4, all other threes are worth 3, layups are worth 2 and long twos are worth 1).
• Defensive rebounding: The Patriots’ clear defensive strength is keeping opponents to only one shot per possession, as they rank 13th nationally in D-board percentage (English noted in Sperber’s podcast that if a player gives up an offensive rebound in practice, his team has to run two down-and-backs).
• Post offense: George Mason is choosy but extremely lethal with its post-ups, ranking as the nation’s most efficient team with that play type.
• Three-point defense: Much like KU’s previous opponent Nevada, George Mason’s defense struggles to dissuade perimeter attempts while also allowing a higher-than-average three-point percentage to opponents.
• Getting easy shots: The Patriots shoot well at the rim but don’t get there often, ranking 301st in percentage of close shots attempted.
• Depth: George Mason is 312th in KenPom’s bench minutes statistic, as English’s five starters have combined to accrue more than 75% of the team’s playing time.
This whole article was spot on. Someone did their homework.Quick Scout: Watch this aspect closely when George Mason faces KU Jayhawks basketball
Quick Scout: Watch this aspect closely when George Mason faces KU Jayhawks basketballHere’s a prediction for the matchup between KU and George Mason.news.yahoo.com
The aspect the writer is referring to seems to be how much GMU fouls their opponents.
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