When: Sunday, 11/22/2015, 9:30pm
Where: TD Arena (Gildan Charleston Classic)
Dress Code: N/A (Away Game)
Online Streaming: ESPN2 (WatchESPN)
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This is the 9th meeting between UVA and George Mason, the wahoos leed the series 7-1 with George Mason winning their last meeting back in 2012. With Virginia losing to the private school kids from up the road, George Washington, Tony Bennett and his team will not overlook us. Virginia will have one of the hardest defenses we’ll see all season; unlike our previous two opponents they won’t let Shevon Thompson Shevon as often and will defend Otis and Jaire from the outside to prevent 3s from raining in. It’ll be interesting to see how Paulsen and the team adapt to this pressure.
Player(s) To Look Out For:
#15, Malcolm Brogdon:
He has averaged 14pts a game this season and leads his team in defensive rebounds. He mostly scores from inside the paint so Marquise Moore could be a problem for Malcolm if he plays anything like he did during the last two games. Mason will have to be careful when defending Brogdon, any fouls will be converted to points with a FT% of 81%.
#13, Anthony Gill:
Second leading scorer behind Malcolm, with an average of 13 points per game. All Gill does is score from the inside with a FG% of 59%. Mason will have to force Anthony to pass the ball or attempt to shoot from outside the arc which is something Gill hasn’t done this season. Similarly to Brogdon, Gill is an accurate free throw shooter making 80%.
#0, Devon Hall:
Devon is a redshirt sophomore with an average 7 pts per game this season. He isn’t a starter, but can cause some serious trouble for Mason coming off the bench. He hasn’t missed a free throw this season and is 42% from outside the arc.