NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Jason Clark #21 of the Georgetown Hoyas dribbles against the Connecticut Huskies during the second round of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Outfitters at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Georgetown Moves To 2-0, Blows Out UNC-Greensboro, 86-45; George Mason Falls In Overtime To FIU, 79-76

Georgetown remained undefeated in impressive fashion, blowing out UNC-Greensboro.

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George Mason Vs. Monmouth Recap: Patriots Blow Out Hawks 71-39

The George Mason patriots were able to bounce back after losing to FIU in their last game against Monmouth on Tuesday, blowing out the Monmouth Hawks 71-39.

They were once again led by Ryan Pearson who notched his third double-double of the year with 16 points and 12 rebounds in just 25 minutes of court time. In fact, no one on Mason played more than 29 minutes as the game was fairly well in hand for much of the evening. Vertrail Vaughns also starred for Mason, scoring 12 points on 4-8 shooting from behind the arc. The Patriot team as a whole shot 8-19 from the three-point line.

Monmouth failed to produce a double digit scorer, but they were led by Ed Waite who had nine points and 12 rebounds.

Meanwhile, the Patriots had nine players play for fifteen minutes or more, and got significant scoring contributions from almost all of them.

The next game for the Patriots will come on Saturday against Florida Atlantic, and hopefully they have a better result than the last time they played a team from the Sunshine State.


George Mason Vs. FIU: Patriots Fall To 1-1 In Overtime Loss Against The Panthers

For the second straight game to start the 2011-12 season, the George Mason Patriots needed an extra frame to resolve their game, losing in overtime to FIU. Mason was crippled by multiple turnovers and poor free-throw shooting as they fell 79-76 at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg. The Patriots committed 21 turnovers and missed 9 free throws.

Once again, Ryan Pearson led the Patriots with 18 points and notched his second straight double-double pulling down 10 boards. Three other Patriots finished in double figures, including Vertrail Vaughns, Sherrod Wright, and Byron Allen. Senior Mike Morrison, however, contributed only four points on five shots.

The Patriots trailed by as many as 7 in overtime, down 77-70 with just over a minute to play. Miraculously, they would have an opportunity to tie it at the buzzer when Vaughns hit a three pointer to cut it to three and FIU immediately turned it over on a traveling violation. A Pearson three pointer to tie it, however, came up short and the Panthers marched on to face Virginia Tech for the right to go to New York City and play at Madison Square Garden.


Georgetown Vs. UNC-Greensboro: Hoyas Roll At Verizon Center, Improve To 2-0

The Georgetown Hoyas improved to 2-0 after crushing the overmatched UNC-Greensboro Spartans on Monday night. It was an impressive performance at the Verizon Center, as the Hoyas nearly doubled up the Spartans with a final score of 86-45. Georgetown was led by veterans Hollis Thompson and Jason Clark, who each poured in 19 points a piece. Clark was cold from long range as he made only one of seven attempts from behind the arc, and scored his 19 points on 19 attempts from the field. Thompson, on the other hand, did a majority of his scoring from downtown, hitting five threes on the night.

John Thompson III's squad played smothering defense, forcing the Spartans to turn the ball over and shoot below 30% on the evening. Georgetown held Greensboro to only 16 first half points and went into the locker room up 25 - the largest halftime lead since JTIII took over. After ten minutes of play, the game was never in doubt and it was apparent the Hoyas would cruise to their second straight victory to open the season. The easy victory allowed Georgetown to showcase its freshman class, which included another solid performance by Tyler Adams. It now gets tougher, however, as the Hoyas travel west to play in the Maui Invitational. They will face 11th ranked Kansas in one week at the Lahaina Civic Center.

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College Basketball Schedule, TV Times And More: Georgetown, George Mason In Action Monday Night

The Hoyas and Patriots started their seasons 1-0 over the weekend. They'll look to build on that success Monday night.

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