2010–11 George Mason Patriots men's basketball team

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2010–11 George Mason Patriots men's basketball
George Mason Patriots wordmark.svg
CAA Regular Season Champions
NCAA Tournament, Third Round
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
Ranking
Coaches No. 25
2010–11 record 27–7 (16–2 CAA)
Head coach Jim Larranaga
Assistant coach Eric Konkol
Assistant coach Chris Caputo
Assistant coach Michael Huger
Home arena Patriot Center
Seasons
2010–11 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
George Mason 16 2   .889     27 7   .794
Old Dominion 14 4   .778     27 7   .794
Hofstra 14 4   .778     21 12   .636
VCU 12 6   .667     28 12   .700
Drexel 11 7   .611     21 10   .677
James Madison 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Delaware 8 10   .444     14 17   .452
UNCW 7 11   .389     13 18   .419
Georgia State 6 12   .333     12 19   .387
Northeastern 6 12   .333     11 20   .355
William & Mary 4 14   .222     10 22   .313
Towson 0 18   .000     4 26   .133
2011 CAA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010–11 George Mason Patriots men's basketball team represented George Mason University during the 2010–11 college basketball season. This was the 45th season for the program. The Patriots, led by head coach Jim Larranaga, are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and played their home games at the Patriot Center. They finished the season 27–7, 16–2 in CAA play to win the conference's regular season championship. They lost in the semifinals of the 2011 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament to VCU. They received an at-large bid in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where they defeated Villanova in the second round before falling in the third round to Ohio State.

Season notes[edit]

  • After a February 15 victory over VCU, the men's basketball team set a new school record with 12 wins in a row.[1]
  • From August 18 to August 28, the men's basketball team toured Italy and were scheduled to play four games against Italian semi-professional teams, the final game had to be canceled due to poor court conditions. The Patriots won all three games versus Lombardia, GMV Ghezzano and Forlì.[2]

Awards[edit]

CAA Coach of the Year

  • Jim Larranaga

First Team All-CAA

  • Cam Long

Second Team All-CAA

Third Team All-CAA

CAA Player of the Week

  • Ryan Pearson - Jan. 17
  • Cam Long - Jan. 24
  • Ryan Pearson - Feb. 7
  • Ryan Pearson - Feb. 21

Roster[edit]

2010–11 George Mason Patriots men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 3 Allen, BryonBryon Allen 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr St. Thomas More Largo, MD
F 5 Arledge, JonathanJonathan Arledge 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 236 lb (107 kg) Fr KIMA Washington, DC
F 30 Armistead, ThomasThomas Armistead 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Clover Hill Richmond, VA
F 1 Bennett, ParisParis Bennett 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Fr St. Patrick's Elizabeth, NJ
G 45 Cornelius, AndreAndre Cornelius 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Jr Victory Christian Charlotte, NC
G 14 Hancock, LukeLuke Hancock 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Hidden Valley/Hargrave Roanoke, VA
G 20 Long, CamCam Long (C) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Sr Freedom Palm Bay, FL
F 22 Morrison, MikeMike Morrison 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Jr Lakewood St. Petersburg, FL
F 24 Pearson, RyanRyan Pearson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Christ the King Far Rockaway, NY
G 13 Tate, IsaiahIsaiah Tate 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Sr DeMatha Upper Marlboro, MD
G 4 Vaughns, VertrailVertrail Vaughns 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Fr Mesquite Mesquite, TX
G 23 Whack, RashadRashad Whack 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Bishop McNamara Forestville, MD
F 32 Williams, JohnnieJohnnie Williams 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 249 lb (113 kg) So Briarcrest Christian Memphis, TN
G 15 Wright, SherrodSherrod Wright Injured 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS So Mount Vernon Mount Vernon, NY
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
Cam Long 34 34 33.0 .479 .432 .750 4.7 2.9 1.4 0.2 15.1
Ryan Pearson 34 33 30.3 .511 .400 .708 6.7 1.2 0.9 0.6 14.2
Luke Hancock 33 31 28.6 .494 .359 .810 4.2 4.3 1.0 0.5 10.9
Andre Cornelius 34 34 27.1 .419 .386 .833 2.3 1.6 1.0 0.1 9.5
Mike Morrison 34 34 24.4 .562 .000 .394 5.5 1.7 0.6 1.2 6.8
Isaiah Tate 34 4 20.6 .442 .412 .667 2.4 0.8 0.8 0.2 6.2
Vertrail Vaughns 32 0 9.5 .472 .493 .667 1.1 0.3 0.3 0.0 4.5
Johnnie Williams 32 0 9.2 .478 .000 .688 1.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 2.4
Jonathan Arledge 28 0 5.5 .368 .250 .688 0.9 0.2 0.2 0.1 1.4
Bryon Allen 27 0 5.8 .302 .154 .692 0.6 0.7 0.0 0.0 1.4
Paris Bennett 33 1 8.9 .381 .000 .556 1.5 0.5 0.2 0.2 1.1
Rashaad Whack 22 0 5.3 .333 .100 .750 1.3 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.8
Thomas Armistead 6 0 1.3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2010-2011 game log[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
November 3*
7:00 PM
Bowie State W 113–76 
Patriot Center (1,444)
Fairfax, VA
Regular Season
November 13*
4:00 PM
Harvard W 66–53  1–0
Patriot Center (6,536)
Fairfax, VA
November 18*
8:30 PM, MASN
vs. Charlotte
ESPN Charleston Classic
W 78–56  2–0
Carolina First Arena (2,639)
Charleston, SC
November 19*
6:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. NC State
ESPN Charleston Classic
L 65–78  2–1
Carolina First Arena (–)
Charleston, SC
November 21*
5:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. Wofford
ESPN Charleston Classic
L 79–82 OT 2–2
Carolina First Arena (–)
Charleston, SC
November 24*
7:00 PM
Radford W 81–55  3–2
Patriot Center (4,273)
Fairfax, VA
November 27*
4:00 PM
Florida Atlantic W 66–51  4–2
Patriot Center (3,907)
Fairfax, VA
December 1*
7:00 PM
George Washington W 60–46  5–2
Patriot Center (5,560)
Fairfax, VA
December 4
7:30 PM, MASN
UNC Wilmington W 80–53  6–2
(1–0)
Patriot Center (5,461)
Fairfax, VA
December 8*
7:00 PM, MASN
Loyola W 66–52  7–2
Patriot Center (4,674)
Fairfax, VA
December 11*
7:00 PM, MASN
at Liberty W 84–54  8–2
Vines Center (2,747)
Lynchburg, VA
December 22*
8:00 PM
at Duquesne W 85–79 2 OT 9–2
A. J. Palumbo Center (2,107)
Pittsburgh, PA
December 29*
7:00 PM, Fox Sports Ohio
at Dayton L 67–73  9–3
UD Arena (13,371)
Dayton, OH
January 3
7:00 PM, Comcast
Delaware W 75–66  10–3
(2–0)
Patriot Center (4,719)
Fairfax, VA
January 5
7:00 PM
at Hofstra L 74–87  10–4
(2–1)
Hofstra Arena (2,377)
Hempstead, NY
January 8
2:00 PM, Comcast
at Old Dominion L 65–69  10–5
(2–2)
Ted Constant Convocation Center (8,344)
Norfolk, VA
January 12
7:00 PM
at Northeastern W 86–60  11–5
(3–2)
Matthews Arena (1,570)
Boston, MA
January 15
2:00 PM, Comcast
Georgia State W 66–51  12–5
(4–2)
Patriot Center (5,714)
Fairfax, VA
January 19
9:00 PM, MASN
Drexel W 71–47  13–5
(5–2)
Patriot Center (3,630)
Fairfax, VA
January 22
11:00 AM, ESPNU
at James Madison W 75–73  14–5
(6–2)
JMU Convocation Center (5,714)
Harrisonburg, VA
January 24
9:00 PM, MASN
at Delaware W 69–49  15–5
(7–2)
Bob Carpenter Center (1,846)
Newark, DE
January 27
4:00 PM
Towson W 84–57  16–5
(8–2)
Patriot Center (3,791)
Fairfax, VA
January 29
12:00 PM, Comcast
at William & Mary W 85–69  17–5
(9–2)
Kaplan Arena (3,074)
Williamsburg, VA
February 2
7:00 PM
Hofstra W 87–68  18–5
(10–2)
Patriot Center (5,230)
Fairfax, VA
February 5
2:00 PM, Comcast
Old Dominion
Homecoming
W 62–45  19–5
(11–2)
Patriot Center (9,840)
Fairfax, VA
February 8
7:00 PM, MASN
at UNC Wilmington W 78–63  20–5
(12–2)
Trask Coliseum (3,768)
Wilmington, NC
February 12
5:00 PM, MASN
James Madison W 82–68  21–5
(13–2)
Patriot Center (9,480)
Fairfax, VA
February 15
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at VCU W 71–51  22–5
(14–2)
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,552)
Richmond, VA
February 19*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at Northern Iowa
ESPN Bracket Buster
W 77–71  23–5
McLeod Center (6,580)
Cedar Falls, IA
February 24
7:00 PM, Comcast
Northeastern W 67–61  24–5
(15–2)
Patriot Center (9,366)
Fairfax, VA
February 26
6:00 PM
at Georgia State W 65-58  25–5
(16–2)
GSU Sports Arena (1,127)
Atlanta, GA
2011 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament
March 5
12:00 PM, Comcast
No. 25 vs. Georgia State
Quarterfinals
W 68–45  26–5
Richmond Coliseum (7,814)
Richmond, VA
March 6
12:00 PM, Comcast
No. 25 vs. VCU
Semifinals
L 63–79  26–6
Richmond Coliseum (8,962)
Richmond, VA
2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
March 18*
2:10 PM, TNT
vs. Villanova
Second Round
W 61–57  27–6
Quicken Loans Arena (20,164)
Cleveland, OH
March 20*
5:15 PM, CBS
vs. No. 1 Ohio State
Third Round
L 66–98  27–7
Quicken Loans Arena (20,164)
Cleveland, OH
Notes: 1 - Denotes Daily Attendance
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Recruiting[edit]

The following is a list of players signed for the 2011–12 season:

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Erik Copes
C
Philadelphia, PA Imhotep Charter 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) May 15, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 95
Corey Edwards
PG
Middle Village, NY Christ the King 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 155 lb (70 kg) Oct 17, 2010 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90
Vaughn Gray
SF
Elmwood Park, NJ St. Benedict's Prep 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Oct 17, 2010 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 91
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]