2006–07 George Mason Patriots men's basketball team

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2006–07 George Mason Patriots men's basketball
George Mason Patriots wordmark.svg
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
2006–07 record 18–15 (9–9 CAA)
Head coach Jim Larranaga
Assistant coach Scott Cherry
Assistant coach James Johnson
Assistant coach Chris Caputo
Home arena Patriot Center
Seasons
2006–07 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
VCU 16 2   .889     28 7   .800
Old Dominion 15 3   .833     24 9   .727
Hofstra 13 5   .722     23 9   .719
Drexel 13 5   .722     23 9   .719
George Mason 9 9   .500     18 15   .545
Northeastern 9 9   .500     13 19   .406
Towson 8 10   .444     15 17   .469
William & Mary 5 13   .278     11 20   .355
Georgia State 5 13   .278     9 21   .300
UNC Wilmington 4 14   .222     7 22   .241
James Madison 4 14   .222     7 23   .233
Delaware 3 15   .167     5 26   .161
CAA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006–07 George Mason Patriots men's basketball team began their 41st season of collegiate play on November 11, 2006 at Cleveland State. This season followed their historic 2005–06 season where they advanced to the Final Four of the 2006 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. However, the 2006–07 team was much less successful; they finishing with an 18-15 record and were not invited to any post-season tournaments.

Season notes[edit]

Awards[edit]

Second Team All-CAA

  • Will Thomas

Third Team All-CAA

  • Folarin Campbell

CAA All-Defensive Team

  • Will Thomas

CAA Player of the Week

  • Will Thomas – Nov. 13
  • Jordan Carter – Jan. 15

CAA Rookie of the Week

  • Louis Birdsong – Dec. 26

Roster[edit]

2006–07 George Mason Patriots men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 33 Birdsong, LouisLouis Birdsong 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Mount Saint Joseph’s Baltimore, MD
G 12 Burns, TimTim Burns 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Worcester Academy Greenfield, MA
G 42 Campbell, FolarinFolarin Campbell 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Springbrook Silver Spring, MD
G 2 Carter, JordanJordan Carter 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Brebeuf Indianapolis, IN
F 40 Fleming, ChrisChris Fleming 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So Osbourn Park Manassas, VA
F 3 Konate, MakanMakan Konate 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Worcester Academy Mali
G 24 Makings, CharlesCharles Makings 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr St. John's College Silver Spring, MD
F 32 Monroe, DarrylDarryl Monroe 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Jr First Colonial Virginia Beach, VA
F 5 Norwood, GabeGabe Norwood 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr State College State College, PA
G 1 Smith, DreDre Smith 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Lamar Houston, TX
F 34 Thomas, WillWill Thomas 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Mount Saint Joseph’s Baltimore, MD
F 13 Urbina, JesusJesus Urbina 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS Jr Amelia Academy Venezuela
G 23 Vaughn, JohnJohn Vaughn 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 179 lb (81 kg) RS So Laurel Laurel, MD
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2010-07-27

Stats[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Folarin Campbell 32 32 32.7 .376 .307 .722 3.9 3.8 1.3 .3 13.9
Will Thomas 33 33 34.8 .627 .000 .622 6.9 2.2 .6 .6 13.3
John Vaughan 32 13 23.3 .397 .311 .655 2.8 1.1 .6 .0 8.3
Dre Smith 32 18 22.6 .410 .391 .593 2.2 1.3 .8 .1 8.0
Darryl Monroe 33 19 20.9 .563 .000 .471 3.9 1.1 .5 .6 6.1
Jordan Carter 33 24 23.1 .483 .460 .676 2.9 2.2 1.0 .2 5.0
Gabe Norwood 33 9 18.7 .465 .382 .706 2.1 1.8 .7 .2 3.6
Louis Birdsong 30 5 13.6 .488 .000 .762 2.9 .6 .2 .4 3.3
Tim Burns 18 2 6.9 .353 .346 .333 .4 .2 .1 .1 1.9
Chris Fleming 19 3 7.0 .542 .000 .500 .8 .1 .1 .1 1.5
Charles Makings 7 0 2.7 1.000 .000 .500 1.0 .1 .0 .0 1.3
Jesus Urbina 21 6 8.8 .324 .100 .200 2.5 .1 .2 .2 1.1
Sammy Hernandez 2 0 4.5 .500 .000 .000 1.5 .5 .0 .0 1.0
Makan Konate 9 1 2.1 .143 .000 .000 .3 .1 .0 .0 .2

Game log[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
November 1*
7:00 p.m.
Marymount
Exhibition
W 84–48 
Patriot Center 
Fairfax, VA
November 11*
3:00 p.m.
at Cleveland State W 79–74  1–0
Wolstein Center 
Cleveland, OH
November 18*
4:00 p.m., ESPN2
Wichita State
Final Four Banner Unveiling
L 72–66  1–1
Patriot Center 
Fairfax, VA
November 21*
7:00 p.m.
at Hampton W 55–46  2–1
 
Hampton, VA
November 25*
2:00 p.m.
at Creighton L 58–56  2–2
Qwest Center Omaha 
Omaha, NE
November 27*
7:00 p.m.
Florida International W 65–39  3–2
Patriot Center 
Fairfax, VA
December 3*
1:30 p.m., Comcast
vs. Bucknell
BB&T Classic
L 60–57  3–3
Verizon Center 
Washington, D.C.
December 6*
7:00 p.m.
at Radford W 62–60  4–3
Dedmon Center 
Radford, VA
December 9*
12:00 p.m., ESPN
at No. 7 Duke L 69–53  4–4
Cameron Indoor 
Durham, NC
December 21*
7:00 p.m.
at Holy Cross W 58–46  5–4
Hart Recreation Center 
Worcester, MA
December 28
7:00 p.m., CN8
at Drexel L 61–49  5–5
(0–1)
Daskalakis Athletic Center 
Philadelphia, PA
December 30*
12:00 p.m., Comcast
Mississippi State W 63–59  6–5
Patriot Center 
Fairfax, VA
January 3
7:00 p.m.
William & Mary L 67–63  6–6
(0–2)
Patriot Center 
Fairfax, VA
January 6
2:00 p.m., Comcast
at Old Dominion L 65–63  6–7
(0–3)
Ted Constant Convocation Center 
Norfolk, VA
January 8
7:00 p.m., MASN
UNC-Wilmington W 55–34  7–7
(1–3)
Patriot Center 
Fairfax, VA
January 11
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Towson W 73–44  8–7
(2–3)
Towson Center 
Towson, MD
January 13
2:00 p.m., MASN
James Madison W 73–52  9–7
(3–3)
Patriot Center 
Fairfax, VA
January 16
7:00 p.m., MASN
at William & Mary W 76–63  10–7
(4–3)
Kaplan Arena 
Williamsburg, VA
January 20
4:00 p.m., MASN
Northeastern W 78–53  11–7
(5–3)
Patriot Center 
Fairfax, VA
January 24
7:00 p.m., Comcast
Virginia Commonwealth L 75–62  11–8
(5–4)
Patriot Center 
Fairfax, VA
January 27
2:00 p.m., Comcast
at James Madison W 59–41  12–8
(6–4)
JMU Convocation Center 
Harrisonburg, VA
January 29
7:00 p.m., MASN
at UNC-Wilmington L 65–58  12–9
(6–5)
Trask Coliseum 
Wilmington, NC
January 31
7:00 p.m., MASN
Delaware W 89–59  13–9
(7–5)
Patriot Center 
Fairfax, VA
February 3
6:00 p.m., ESPNU
Old Dominion L 66–56  13–10
(7–6)
Patriot Center 
Fairfax, VA
February 8
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Virginia Commonwealth L 63–49  13–11
(7–7)
Stuart C. Siegel Center 
Richmond, VA
February 10
4:00 p.m., ESPN
Hofstra L 68–60  13–12
(7–8)
Patriot Center 
Fairfax, VA
February 14
7:00 p.m., MASN
at Delaware W 66–46  14–12
(8–8)
Bob Carpenter Center 
Newark, DE
February 17*
4:00 p.m., ESPN360
Kent State
Homecoming/ESPN Bracket Busters
L 68–62  14–13
Patriot Center 
Fairfax, VA
February 20
7:00 p.m., MASN
Georgia State W 60–54  15–13
(9–8)
Patriot Center 
Fairfax, VA
February 24
1:00 p.m.
at Northeastern L 73–50  15–14
(9–9)
Matthews Arena 
Boston
March 2
8:30 p.m.
vs. James Madison
CAA Tournament First Round
W 73–62  16–14
Richmond Coliseum 
Richmond, VA
March 3
8:30 p.m., Cox
vs. Hofstra
CAA Tournament Quarterfinals
W 64–61  17–14
Richmond Coliseum 
Richmond, VA
March 4
5:30 p.m.
vs. Old Dominion
CAA Tournament Semifinals
W 79–63  18–14
Richmond Coliseum 
Richmond, VA
March 5
7:00 p.m., ESPN
vs. Virginia Commonwealth
CAA Tournament Finals
L 65–59  18–15
Richmond Coliseum 
Richmond, VA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Recruiting[edit]

The following is a list of players signed for the 2007–08 season:

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Vlad Moldoveanu
PF
Bucharest, Romania St. John’s College 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Oct 11, 2006 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Cam Long
SG
Woodbridge, Virginia Freedom 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sep 18, 2006 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Isaiah Tate
SG
Hyattsville, Maryland DeMatha 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Aug 24, 2006 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Jay Threatt
PG
Highland Springs, Virginia Highland Springs 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 165 lb (75 kg) May 9, 2007 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

References[edit]