George Mason – Ohio State thread

A trip to the Sweet Sixteen is on the line when the Colonial Athletic Association does battle with the Big Ten.

The Patriots have amassed a record of 5-5 in NCAA Tournament play. The number-eight seed that Mason earned is the highest in school history and second only to the seventh-seeded 1986 Navy squad among Colonial Athletic Association schools.

Ohio State is making its 23rd appearance in the NCAA tournament. Overall, Ohio State has a 40-21 record all-time in NCAA tournament play. The Buckeyes have advanced to play in nine Final Fours, have fi nished as the runner up four times (1939, 1961, 1962, 2007) and own one title (1960). Ohio State has fi nished third four times (1944, 1945, 1946, 1968).

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George Mason’s probable starting lineup

Pos. No. Player …………………………………GP-GS.. PPG.. RPG.. A.. FG%.. FT%
G ….20 Cam Long (Sr., 6’4”, 188) ………….33-33 ..15.0.. 4.6 ..95. .474. .752
G ….45 Andre Cornelius (Jr., 5’10”, 174) .33-33 ….9.6.. 2.3 …53 .419 .833
G ….14 Luke Hancock (So., 6’5”, 189) …….33-30 ..10.9. 4.2.. 143 .494 .810
F ….24 Ryan Pearson (Jr., 6’6”, 230) ……..33-32 ..14.2 .6.8… 36 .515 .702
F ….22 Mike Morrison (Jr., 6’9”, 225) …….33-33 …6.8 .5.5…. 56 .564 .394

2010-11 Buckeye roster

Player……………………… gp-gs min avg
0 Sullinger,Jared ………..35-35 1111 31.7
44 Buford,William ……….34-34 1101 32.4
33 Diebler,Jon …………….35-35 1244 35.5
23 Lighty,David ……………35-35 1116 31.9
01 Thomas,Deshaun ………35-0 .502. 14.3
04 Craft,Aaron ………………35-1 1026 29.3
52 Lauderdale,Dallas…….. 35-35 569 16.3
02 Sibert,Jordan…………….. 24-0 200 8.3
32 Smith Jr.,Lenzelle …………19-0 87 4.6
15 Weatherspoon,J.D………… 10-0 54 5.4
10 Days,Eddie …………………….8-0 14 1.8

Stat comparison
……………………………..Mason……. Ohio St.
Overall Record………….27-6……… 33-2
Conference Record ……16-2 ……….16-2
Points Scored/game ……73.0…….. 77.0
Points Allowed/game …..61.4………. 59.4
Scoring margin ………….+11.6……… +17.6
FG % …………………………47.2……….. 49.5
3-pt FG % …………………..39.4……….. 41.6
FT % ………………………….68.8………. 70.4
Rebounds/game ………….35.1………. 34.5
Rebounding margin …….+2.3………. +4.9
Assists/game ……………..14.2……….. 15.9
Turnovers/game …………10.9 ……….10.3
Turnover margin ………..+2.6……….. +4.7
Steals/game …………………6.6…………. 7.1
Blocks/game ………………..3.2…………. 3.3

Notes courtesy of gomason.com and ohiostatebuckeyes.com

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