Jim Larranaga Compares George Mason To Lumberjacks

George Mason coach Jim Larranaga has always found colorful ways to motivate his team. Now that they are streaking, having routed CAA rival Hofstra last night to move into a first-place tie, Larranaga decided to tell them to maintain perspective in a unique way.

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Via Steven Goff of the Washington Post:

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For perspective, Larranaga, a master storyteller well known for referencing fables and parables to make a point, told a winding tale of competing lumberjacks: one who cut down trees non-stop, the other who took periodic breaks and ultimately boasted a greater haul.

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What in the name of the NCAA does tall timber have to do with basketball?

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"We call it sharpening our saw," he said. In essence, success is achieved by pacing oneself.

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With Maryland struggling, here's hoping George Mason can sharpen its saws all the way to the NCAA Tournament. 

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