2017–18 George Mason Patriots men's basketball team

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2017–18 George Mason Patriots men's basketball
George Mason Patriots wordmark.svg
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
2017–18 record 16–17 (9–9 A-10)
Head coach Dave Paulsen (3rd season)
Assistant coach Dane Fischer
Assistant coach Aaron Kelly
Assistant coach Duane Simpkins
Home arena EagleBank Arena
Seasons
2017–18 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Rhode Island 15 3   .833     26 8   .765
St. Bonaventure 14 4   .778     26 8   .765
Davidson 13 5   .722     21 12   .636
Saint Joseph's 10 8   .556     16 16   .500
VCU 9 9   .500     18 15   .545
Saint Louis 9 9   .500     17 16   .515
George Mason 9 9   .500     16 17   .485
Richmond 9 9   .500     12 20   .375
Dayton 8 10   .444     14 17   .452
Duquesne 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
George Washington 7 11   .389     15 18   .455
La Salle 7 11   .389     13 19   .406
Massachusetts 5 13   .278     13 20   .394
Fordham 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
2018 A10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017–18 George Mason Patriots Men's basketball team represented George Mason University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The season was the 52nd for the program, the third under head coach Dave Paulsen, and the fifth as members of the Atlantic 10 Conference The Patriots played their home games at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. They finished the season 16–17, 9–9 in A-10 play to finish in a four-way tie for fifth place. As the No. 5 seed in the A-10 Tournament, they defeated Massachusetts in the second round before losing to Saint Joseph's in the quarterfinals.

Previous season[edit]

The Patriots finished the 2016–17 season 20–14, 9–9 in A-10 play to finish in a tie for seventh place. As the No. 7 seed in the A-10 Tournament, they defeated Fordham[1] in the second round before losing in the quarterfinals to VCU.[2][3] They were invited to the College Basketball Invitational where they lost in the first round to Loyola (MD).[4]

Offseason[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
DeAndre Abram 1 F 6'7" 195 Sophomore Carrollton, TX Transferred to University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Danny Dixon 15 F 6'10" 228 Sophomore Grosse Pointe South, MI Transferred to University of Missouri–Kansas City
Jalen Jenkins 31 F 6'7" 246 Senior Brooklyn, NY Graduated
Marquise Moore 22 G 6'2" 208 Senior Queens, NY Graduated
Kameron Murrell 2 G 6'2" 197 Sophomore Long Beach, CA Transferred to St. Thomas Aquinas College
Karmari Newman 10 G 6'4" 170 Sophomore Detroit, MI Transferred to Oakland University
Daniel Relvao 14 F 6'9" 255 RS Sophomore Coimbra, Portugal Left program for personal reasons
Myles Tate 12 G 5'7" 161 Senior Ashburn, VA Graduated
Troy Temara 25 F 6'8" 238 Sophomore Syracuse, NY Transferred to Palm Beach State College

2017 recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Greg Calixte
F
Mount Vernon, NY Mount Vernon High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Apr 12, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Javon Greene
G
McDonough, GA Henry County High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 155 lb (70 kg) Aug 5, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Goanar Mar
F
Plymouth, MN DeLaSalle High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Apr 30, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/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:

  • "ESPN". ESPN.com.
  • "2017 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Source[5]

Preseason[edit]

In a poll of the league’s head coaches and select media members at the conference's media day, the Patriots were picked to finish in 10th place in the A-10.[6] Junior guard Otis Livingston II was named to the conference's preseason third team.[6]

Honors and awards[edit]

Atlantic 10 All-Conference 2nd Team

  • Otis Livingston II

Roster[edit]

2017–18 George Mason Patriots men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Goanar Mar 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr DeLaSalle High School Mankato, MN
G 1 Justin Kier 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 183 lb (83 kg) So Spotswood High School Grottoes, VA
G 2 Zach Garrett (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Fr Heritage High School Woodbridge, VA
G 4 Otis Livingston II 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Linden High School Linden, NJ
G 5 Jaire Grayer 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr IMG Academy Flint, MI
F 12 A. J. Wilson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Fr Elev8 Prep Academy Lanham, MD
G 21 Jack Tempchin 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 155 lb (70 kg) RS Fr Blake High School Silver Spring, MD
G 23 Javon Greene 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 174 lb (79 kg) Fr Henry County High School McDonough, GA
G 24 Nick Diclementi (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Sr Middleburg Academy Leesburg, VA
F 31 Jarred Reuter Current redshirt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Jr Brewster Academy / UVA Marion, MA
G 32 Ian Boyd 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Apex High School Cary, NC
F 33 Greg Calixte 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Mount Vernon High School Mount Vernon, NY
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Player statistics[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Otis Livingston II 31 31 35.8 .446 .403 .839 3.4 4.5 1.0 0.1 17.5
Jaire Grayer 30 30 30.2 .412 .365 .745 7.1 1.4 1.3 0.8 12.6
Justin Kier 31 30 33.3 .465 .167 .787 4.6 2.4 1.3 0.1 11.2
Goanar Mar 31 31 31.8 .436 .371 .796 4.5 0.9 0.6 0.1 10.8
Ian Boyd 31 14 24.7 .405 .299 .786 4.5 1.3 0.6 0.1 8.1
Greg Calixte 30 20 19.5 .598 .000 .405 4.3 0.4 0.1 0.4 5.0
Javon Greene 31 0 16.9 .341 .224 .641 2.8 0.9 0.7 0.2 4.2
A.J. Wilson 29 0 11.7 .463 .308 .543 2.7 0.1 0.2 1.1 3.6
Jack Tempchin 4 0 1.3 .000 .000 .667 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 1.0
Zach Garrett 4 0 1.3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nick DiClementi 4 0 1.3 .000 .000 .000 0.5 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
November 10, 2017*
7:00 pm
Lafayette W 67–65  1–0
 17  Grayer   9  Grayer   6  Livingston II  EagleBank Arena (6,706)
Fairfax, VA
November 12, 2017*
2:00 pm, RSN
at No. 16 Louisville L 61–72  1–1
 20  Grayer   10  Grayer   3  Livingston II  KFC Yum! Center (18,304)
Louisville, KY
November 16, 2017*
7:00 pm
Binghamton
Cancún Challenge campus game
W 69–57  2–1
 19  Livingston II   10  Grayer   6  Livingston II  EagleBank Arena (2,877)
Fairfax, VA
November 18, 2017*
6:00 pm
Cal State Northridge
Cancún Challenge campus game
W 78–73 OT 3–1
 22  Mar   11  Mar   6  Kier  EagleBank Arena (3,041)
Fairfax, VA
November 21, 2017*
6:00 pm, CBSSN
vs. Louisiana Tech
Cancún Challenge Riviera Division semifinals
L 64–77  3–2
 17  Mar   8  Boyd/Grayer/Mar   3  Livingston II  Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Convention Center (842)
Cancún, Mexico
November 22, 2017*
6:00 pm, CBSSN
vs. Fresno State
Cancún Challenge Riviera Division 3rd place game
L 73–79  3–3
 18  Boyd/Livingston II   9  Grayer   3  Livingston II  Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Convention Center (982)
Cancún, Mexico
November 29, 2017*
7:00 pm
at James Madison W 76–72  4–3
 17  Livingston II   10  Grayer   8  Livingston II  Convocation Center (2,965)
Harrisonburg, VA
December 3, 2017*
3:00 pm, SECN+
at Auburn L 63–79  4–4
 18  Grayer   11  Grayer   7  Livingston II  Auburn Arena (6,164)
Auburn, AL
December 6, 2017*
7:00 pm, A-10 Network
William & Mary L 70–77  4–5
 24  Grayer   7  Grayer   5  Livingston II  Eaglebank Arena (3,406)
Fairfax, VA
December 9, 2017*
4:00 pm
North Carolina Central W 77–65  5–5
 17  Livingston II   8  Grayer   5  Kier  Eaglebank Arena (3,489)
Fairfax, VA
December 12, 2017*
7:00 pm
Georgia Southern L 51–74  5–6
 13  Wilson   10  Wilson   2  Boyd  Eaglebank Arena (2,607)
Fairfax, VA
December 17, 2017*
4:00 pm, Stadium
Penn State L 54–72  5–7
 17  Kier   9  Grayer   1  6 tied  EagleBank Arena (5,439)
Fairfax, VA
December 22, 2017*
7:00 pm
Morgan State W 86–79  6–7
 22  Kier   7  Mar   5  Livingston II  EagleBank Arena (2,582)
Fairfax, VA
A-10 regular season
December 30, 2017
4:00 pm
at Rhode Island L 64–83  6–8
(0–1)
 15  Kier   8  Kier   3  Kier  Ryan Center (6,383)
Kingston, RI
January 3, 2018
7:00pm
at Massachusetts W 80–72 OT 7–8
(1–1)
 33  Livingston II   12  Calixte   9  Livingston II  Mullins Center (2,243)
Amherst, MA
January 7, 2018
12:00 pm, NBCSN
Davidson L 59–86  7–9
(1–2)
 20  Livingston II   5  Calixte/Kier   3  Kier/Livingston II  EagleBank Arena (3,023)
Fairfax, VA
January 10, 2018
7:00 pm
Saint Joseph's W 81–79  8–9
(2–2)
 25  Livingston II   10  Kier   7  Kier  EagleBank Arena (2,783)
Fairfax, VA
January 13, 2018
2:30 pm, NBCSN
Saint Louis W 86–81  9–9
(3–2)
 26  Livingston II   7  Grayer   7  Livingston II  EagleBank Arena (3,284)
Fairfax, VA
January 17, 2018
7:00 pm
at George Washington
Revolutionary Rivalry
L 68–80  9–10
(3–3)
 17  Mar   10  Grayer   5  Grayer  Charles E. Smith Center (2,215)
Washington, D.C.
January 20, 2018
4:30 pm, NBCSN
at Duquesne L 89–95 2OT 9–11
(3–4)
 27  Kier   15  Grayer   6  Livingston II  Palumbo Center (2,543)
Pittsburgh, PA
January 27, 2018
2:00 pm, CBSSN
VCU
Rivalry
L 76–84  9–12
(3–5)
 23  Livingston II   13  Grayer   4  Kier  EagleBank Arena (7,028)
Fairfax, VA
January 31, 2018
7:00 pm, Stadium
St. Bonaventure L 69–85  9–13
(3–6)
 30  Livingston II   6  Calixte   4  Kier  EagleBank Arena (3,024)
Fairfax, VA
February 3, 2018
4:30 pm, NBCSN
at Richmond W 79–75  10–13
(4–6)
 22  Livingston II   9  Mar   6  Livingston II  Robins Center (7,201)
Richmond, VA
February 7, 2018
7:00 pm
at Fordham L 66–67  10–14
(4–7)
 16  Livingston II   8  Calixte/Kier   7  Livingston II  Rose Hill Gymnasium (1,152)
Bronx, NY
February 10, 2018
4:00 pm, Stadium
George Washington
Revolutionary Rivalry
W 72–65  11–14
(5–7)
 14  Livingston II   12  Grayer   9  Livingston II  EagleBank Arena (7,032)
Fairfax, VA
February 14, 2018
7:00 pm, MASN
Dayton W 85–67  12–14
(6–7)
 29  Livingston II   7  Calixte   6  Kier/Livingston II  EagleBank Arena (3,047)
Fairfax, VA
February 17, 2018
2:00 pm
at La Salle L 62–69  12–15
(6–8)
 19  Kier   7  Kier   5  Livingston II  Tom Gola Arena (2,891)
Philadelphia, PA
February 21, 2018
7:00 pm
at Saint Joseph's W 79–76  13–15
(7–8)
 19  Kier   6  Livingston II/Mar   2  Livingston II/Mar  Hagan Arena (3,082)
Philadelphia, PA
February 24, 2018
6:00 pm, MASN
Massachusetts W 78–76 OT 14–15
(8–8)
 22  Livingston II   10  Grayer   4  Livingston II  EagleBank Arena (4,228)
Fairfax, VA
February 28, 2018
7:00 pm, MASN
at VCU
Rivalry
W 81–80  15–15
(9–8)
 26  Livingston II/Mar   8  Calixte   5  Livingston II  Siegel Center (7,637)
Richmond, VA
March 3, 2018
7:00 pm, MASN
Richmond L 79–93  15–16
(9–9)
 21  Livingston II   6  Boyd   5  Livingston II  EagleBank Arena (5,895)
Fairfax, VA
A-10 Tournament
March 8, 2018
2:30 pm, NBCSN
(5) vs. (13) Massachusetts
Second round
W 80–75  16–16
 21  Livingston II   9  Wilson   2  Boyd/Greene/Livingston II  Capital One Arena (6,483)
Washington, D.C.
March 9, 2018
2:30 pm, NBCSN
(5) vs. (4) Saint Joseph's
Quarterfinal
L 49–68  16–17
 12  Grayer   13  Grayer   6  Kier  Capital One Arena (7,321)
Washington, DC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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