George Mason Patriots men's basketball

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George Mason Patriots
2014–15 George Mason Patriots men's basketball team
George Mason Patriots athletic logo
University George Mason University
Conference A-10
Location Fairfax, Virginia
Head coach Dave Paulsen
Arena Patriot Center
(Capacity: 9,840)
Nickname Patriots
Student section Patriot Platoon
Colors

Green and Gold

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament Final Four
2006
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
2006
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
2006
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
2006, 2011
NCAA Tournament appearances
1989, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2008, 2011
Conference tournament champions
1989, 1999, 2001, 2008
Conference regular season champions
1999, 2000, 2006, 2011

The George Mason Patriots men's basketball team represents George Mason University (Mason) and competes in the Atlantic 10 Conference of NCAA Division I.[1] The Patriots play at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia, on the George Mason campus. The current head coach, Dave Paulsen, was hired in March of 2015.

Team records[edit]

  • Most wins - 27 during the 2005-06 and 2010-11 seasons
  • Most losses - 23 during the 1969-70 season
  • Longest Winning Streak - 16 during the 2010-2011 season

Game[edit]

  • Most points - 42 by Carlos Yates (vs. Navy) on February 27, 1985
  • Most field goals made - 18 by Rudolph Jones (vs. Bowie State) on January 18, 1973
  • Most field goal attempts - 36 by Rudolph Jones (vs. Bowie State) on January 18, 1973
  • Most 3-pointers made - 10 by Dre Smith (vs. James Madison) on January 19, 2008
  • Most 3-pointers attempted - 20 by Riley Trone (vs. Troy State) on November 27, 1993
  • Most free throws made - 20 by Terry Henderson (vs. Rider) on January 19, 1980
  • Most free throws attempted - 23 by Terry Henderson (vs. Rider) on January 19, 1980
  • Most rebounds - 24 by Jim Nowers (vs. D.C. Teachers) on February 23, 1974
  • Most assists - 15 by Curtis McCants (vs. Richmond) on February 22, 1995
  • Most blocks - 10 by Byron Tucker (vs. Miami (FL)) on November 23, 1990
  • Most steals - 9 by Tony Skinn (vs. Northeastern) on January 19, 2006

Season[edit]

  • Most points - 779 by Rudolph Jones in 1972–73 season
  • Most field goals made - 327 by Rudolph Jones in 1972–73 season
  • Most field goal attempts - 727 by Rudolph Jones in 1972–73 season
  • Most 3-pointers made - 99 by Donald Ross in 1993–94 season
  • Most 3-pointers attempted - 278 by Donald Ross in 1993–94 season
  • Most free throws made - 209 by Carlos Yates in 1982–83 season
  • Most free throws attempted - 266 by Carlos Yates in 1982–83 season
  • Most rebounds - 339 by Kenny Sanders in 1987–88 season
  • Most assists - 251 by Curtis McCants in 1994–95 season
  • Most blocks - 77 by George Evans in 1998–99 season
  • Most steals - 96 by Myron Contee in 1978–79 season

Career[edit]

  • Most points - 2,420 by Carlos Yates
  • Most field goals made - 865 by Carlos Yates
  • Most field goal attempts - 1,766 by Carlos Yates
  • Most 3-pointers made - 251 by Donald Ross
  • Most 3-pointers attempted - 737 by Donald Ross
  • Most free throws made - 690 by Carlos Yates
  • Most free throws attempted - 921 by Carlos Yates
  • Most rebounds - 1,048 by Jim Nowers
  • Most assists - 598 by Curtis McCants
  • Most blocks - 211 by George Evans
  • Most steals - 211 by George Evans

Player Honors[edit]

ECAC South (1978-1985)[edit]

Player of the Year

Rookie of the Year

  • 1980 - Andy Bolden
  • 1982 - Carlos Yates

All-Conference

  • 1980 - (1) Andre Gaddy
  • 1982 - (1) Carlos Yates
  • 1983 - (1) Carlos Yates
  • 1984 - (1) Carlos Yates, Ricky Wilson
  • 1985 - (1) Carlos Yates & Rob Rose, (2) Ricky Wilson

Colonial Athletic Association (1986-2013)[edit]

Player of the Year

  • 1988 - Kenny Sanders
  • 1999 - George Evans
  • 2000 - George Evans
  • 2001 - George Evans
  • 2012 - Ryan Pearson

Rookie of the Year

  • 1986 - Kenny Sanders
  • 1994 - Curtis McCants
  • 1995 - Nate Langley
  • 1998 - George Evans

All-Conference

  • 1986 - (1) Rob Rose, (2) Ricky Wilson
  • 1987 - (1) Kenny Sanders
  • 1988 - (1) Kenny Sanders, (2) Amp Davos
  • 1989 - (1) Kenny Sanders
  • 1990 - (1) Robert Dykes, (2) Mike Hargett & Steve Smith
  • 1991 - (1) Robert Dykes, (2) Byron Tucker
  • 1995 - (2) Nate Langley
  • 1996 - (1) Curtis McCants
  • 1997 - (1) Nate Langley
  • 1998 - (2) George Evans & Jason Miskiri
  • 1999 - (1) George Evans & Jason Miskiri
  • 2000 - (1) George Evans, (2) Erik Herring
  • 2001 - (1) George Evans & Erik Herring
  • 2002 - (1) Jesse Young
  • 2003 - (2) Mark Davis
  • 2004 - (1) Jai Lewis, (2) Mark Davis
  • 2005 - (2) Jai Lewis & Lamar Butler, (3) Tony Skinn
  • 2006 - (1) Jai Lewis, (2) Tony Skinn
  • 2007 - (2) Will Thomas, (3) Folarin Campbell
  • 2008 - (1) Will Thomas, (2) Folarin Campbell
  • 2009 - (2) Darryl Monroe & John Vaughan, (3) Cam Long
  • 2010 - (2) Cam Long
  • 2011 - (1) Cam Long, (2) Ryan Pearson, (3) Luke Hancock
  • 2012 - (1) Ryan Pearson
  • 2013 - (2) Sherrod Wright

All-Time Leaders[edit]

Points[edit]

Rank Player Years Games PPG Avg. Total Points
1 Carlos Yates 1981–1985 109 22.2 2420
2 Kenny Sanders 1985–1989 107 20.3 2177
3 George Evans 1997–2001 116 16.8 1953
4 Robert Dykes 1987–1991 122 13.4 1642
5 Ryan Pearson 2008–2012 129 12.6 1626
6 Sherrod Wright 2010–2014 132 12.1 1593
7 Andre Gaddy 1977–1982 98 16.0 1568
8 Rob Rose 1982–1986 113 13.8 1565
9 Will Thomas 2004–2008 131 11.9 1564
10 Folarin Campbell 2004–2008 130 11.9 1545

Assists[edit]

Rank Player Years Games Ast. Avg. Total Assists
1 Curtis McCants 1993–1996 81 7.3 598
2 Myron Contee 1974–1979 101 4.0 411
3 Ricky Wilson 1982–1986 116 3.4 405
4 Folarin Campbell 2004–2008 130 3.0 392
5 Bryon Allen 2011–2014 127 3.0 380
6 Cam Long 2007–2011 132 2.7 356
7 John Niehoff 1980–1984 108 3.0 331
8 Steve Smith 1986–1990 114 2.8 329
9 Mike Hargett 1988–1991 93 3.3 312
10 Tremaine Price 1997–2001 110 2.8 308

Rebounds[edit]

Rank Player Years Games Reb. Avg. Total Rebounds
1 Jim Nowers 1972–1976 112 9.4 1048
2 Kenny Sanders 1985–1989 107 9.6 1026
3 Will Thomas 2004–2008 131 7.6 993
4 George Evans 1997–2001 116 8.2 953
5 Robert Dykes 1987–1991 122 7.5 925
6 Andre Gaddy 1977–1982 98 9.3 916
7 Jai Lewis 2002–2006 125 7.2 895
8 Ryan Pearson 2008–2012 129 6.2 806
9 Rob Rose 1982–1986 113 7.1 734
10 Herb Estes 1973–1976 80 9.2 734

Coaches[edit]

Current Coaching Staff[edit]

  • Dave Paulsen - Head Coach
  • Roland Houston - Assistant Coach
  • Chris Kreider - Assistant Coach
  • Eric Skeeters - Assistant Coach
  • Scott Lombardi - Director of Men's Basketball Operations
  • Tyler Jorns - Director of Player Development

All-Time Head Coaches[edit]

Coach Years Win-Loss Win % Conference
Titles
NCAA Tourn.
Appearances
NCAA Titles
Arnold Siegfried 1966–1967 6–12 .333 0 - -
Raymond Spuhler 1967–1970 11–60 .155 0 - -
John Linn 1970–1980 130–147 .469 0 - -
Joe Harrington 1980–1987 112–85 .569 0 - -
Rick Barnes 1987–1988 20–10 .667 0 - -
Ernie Nestor 1988–1993 68–81 .456 1 1 -
Paul Westhead 1993–1997 38–70 .352 0 - -
Jim Larranaga 1997–2011 271–162 .626 3 5 -
Paul Hewitt 2011–2015 66–67 .496 0 0 -
Dave Paulsen 2015– - - - - -

All-Time Standings[edit]

Postseason results[edit]

NCAA tournament results[edit]

The Patriots have appeared in the NCAA tournament six times. Their combined record is 5–6.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
1989 #15 First Round #2 Indiana L 85–99
1999 #14 First Round #3 Cincinnati L 48–72
2001 #14 First Round #3 Maryland L 80–83
2006 #11 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#6 Michigan State
#3 North Carolina
#7 Wichita State
#1 Connecticut
#3 Florida
W 75–65
W 65–60
W 63–55
W 86–84 OT
L 58–73
2008 #12 First Round #5 Notre Dame L 50–68
2011 #8 Second Round
Third Round
#9 Villanova
#1 Ohio State
W 61–57
L 66–98

NIT results[edit]

The Patriots have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) four times. Their combined record is 3–4.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1986 First Round
Second Round
Lamar
Providence
W 65–63
L 71–90
2002 Opening Round Saint Joseph's L 64–73
2004 Opening Round
First Round
Second Round
Tennessee
Austin Peay
Oregon
W 58–55
W 66–60
L 54–68
2009 First Round Penn State L 73–77 OT

CBI results[edit]

The Patriots have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) one time. Their record is 4–2.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2013 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals Game 1
Finals Game 2
Finals Game 3
College of Charleston
Houston
Western Michigan
Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Santa Clara
W 78–77
W 88–84 OT
W 62–52
L 73–81
W 73–66
L 77–80

CIT results[edit]

The Patriots have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2010 First Round Fairfield L 96–101 OT

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atlantic 10 Conference Adds George Mason University as Full Member". Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 

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