The George Mason Patriots (12-5, 4-1) look to start another conference winning streak when they travel to Harrisonburg, VA on Saturday to face the James Madison Dukes (8-8, 1-4). Tipoff at JMU Convocation Center is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET,and the game can be seen locally on Comcast Sportsnet.
George Mason lost 60-53 to Drexel on Thursday, ending the Patriots' 18-game CAA regular season winning streak. Despite the loss, Mason is still tied atop the CAA standings with upstart Georgia State and perennial contender Old Dominion.
George Mason leads the CAA in field goal percentage (46.6%) and is second in field goal defense (38.4%). The Patriots have shot at least 45% from the floor in 12 of their 17 contests. Big man Ryan Pearson was held to just four points in the loss to Drexel, but has scored in double-digits in 16 of the his last 18 games.
James Madison has struggled this year, but did snap a three game losing streak with a 74-67 nonconference win over Hampton on Monday night, before falling 65-45 at Virginia Commonwealth on Thursday. JMU was pounded on the glass, being outrebounded by the Rams 42-26. Guard Humpy Hitchens stars for the Dukes, and is seventh in the CAA in scoring, sixth in assists and eight in steals.
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