#4 GEORGE MASON (17-13, 10-8 CAA) vs. #5 DREXEL (13-17, 9-9)
2013 CAA Men's Basketball Championship presented by Jani-King
When: Saturday, March 9, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Va.
Tickets: Click Here
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Radio: GoMason Digital Network and GoMason Mobile
Live Stats: Click Here
Mason Nation Pregame Gathering: George
Mason University invites alumni and fans to join in a Mason Nation
Pre-game Spirit Celebration at the Richmond Convention Center on Saturday, March 9 at 1:00 p.m., featuring
Doc Nix & the Green Machine, the Patriot, Cheer Team, and
Masonettes. Click here for more info.
The George Mason
men’s basketball team opens play in the 2013 Colonial Athletic
Association Championship presented by Jani-King, facing No. 5-seed
Drexel in the tournament’s opening game. The Dragons and Patriots split
the season series, with each team winning on the road.
finished the regular season at 13-17 and .500 in conference play,
including a 62-46 win over UNCW last Saturday, marking the Dragons’
second-straight win. DU is led by Damion Lee, one of three double-digit
scorers, who is third in the CAA at 17.4 points per game.
Patriots are 30-23 in the CAA Tournament over the course of its 27-year
history, including a mark of 23-20 at the Richmond Coliseum. Mason has
won at least one game in six out of the last seven tourneys, with the
lone exception coming in 2010, a 75-60 loss to #5 VCU in the
quarterfinals. Saturday’s game marks the first meeting in the CAA
Championship between George Mason and Drexel.
George Mason has
made a habit of wearing white uniforms in their first game at the CAA
Championship in recent years. The Patriots have been among the top-four
seeds for each of the last six tournaments including 2013. The last time
Mason did not was 2007, when the sixth-seeded Patriots advanced all the
way to the championship game.
Patriots lead the all-time series against Drexel, 13-8. A win by the
Patriots will advance them to the semifinals, where they will face
top-seed Northeastern at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.