George Mason Patriots men's basketball

The George Mason Patriots men's basketball team represents George Mason University.[2] The Patriots play at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia, on the George Mason campus.

George Mason Patriots
2020–21 George Mason Patriots men's basketball team
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UniversityGeorge Mason University
Head coachKim English (1st season)
ConferenceAtlantic 10
LocationFairfax, Virginia
ArenaEagleBank Arena
(Capacity: 10,000)
NicknamePatriots
Student sectionPatriot Platoon
ColorsGreen and gold[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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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

Team recordsEdit

  • 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

GameEdit

  • 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

SeasonEdit

  • 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 – 369 by Marquise Moore in 2016–17 season
  • Most assists – 251 by Curtis McCants in 1994–95 season
  • Most blocks – 92 by A.J. Wilson in 2019–20 season
  • Most steals – 96 by Myron Contee in 1978–79 season

CareerEdit

  • 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 – 212 by A.J. Wilson
  • Most steals – 211 by George Evans

Player honorsEdit

Eastern College Athletic Conference South (1978–1985)Edit

Player of the Year

Year Player Position Class
1982–83 Carlos Yates G/F Sophomore

Rookie of the Year

Year Player Position
1980–81 Andy Bolden G
1981–82 Carlos Yates G/F

All-Conference

Year Player Team Position Class
1979–80 Andre Gaddy 1st C Sophomore
1981–82 Carlos Yates 1st G/F Freshman
1982–83 Carlos Yates 1st G/F Sophomore
1983–84 Ricky Wilson 1st G Sophomore
1983–84 Carlos Yates 1st G/F Junior
1984–85 Rob Rose 1st G Junior
1984–85 Carlos Yates 1st G/F Senior
1984–85 Ricky Wilson 2nd G Junior

Colonial Athletic Association (1986–2013)Edit

Player of the Year

Year Player Position Class
1987–88 Kenny Sanders F Junior
1998–99 George Evans F Sophomore
1999–00 George Evans F Junior
2000–01 George Evans F Senior
2011–12 Ryan Pearson F Senior

Rookie of the Year

Year Player Position
1985–86 Kenny Sanders F
1993–94 Curtis McCants G
1994–95 Nate Langley G
1997–98 George Evans F

All-Conference

Year Player Team Position Class
1985–86 Rob Rose 1st G Senior
1985–86 Ricky Wilson 2nd G Senior
1986–87 Kenny Sanders 1st F Sophomore
1987–88 Kenny Sanders 1st F Junior
1987–88 Anthony 'Amp' Davis 2nd G Senior
1988–89 Kenny Sanders 1st F Senior
1989–90 Robert Dykes 1st F/C Junior
1989–90 Mike Hargett 2nd G Junior
1989–90 Steve Smith 2nd G Senior
1990–91 Robert Dykes 1st F/C Senior
1990–91 Byron Tucker 2nd F Junior
1994–95 Nate Langley 2nd G Sophomore
1995–96 Curtis McCants 1st G Junior
1996–97 Nate Langley 1st G Senior
1997–98 George Evans 2nd F Freshman
1997–98 Jason Miskiri 2nd G Junior
1998–99 George Evans 1st F Sophomore
1998–99 Jason Miskiri 1st G Senior
1999–00 George Evans 1st F Junior
1999–00 Erik Herring 2nd G Junior
2000–01 George Evans 1st F Senior
2000–01 Erik Herring 1st G Senior
2001–02 Jesse Young 1st F Junior
2002–03 Mark Davis 2nd F Junior
2003–04 Jai Lewis 1st F Sophomore
2003–04 Mark Davis 2nd F Senior
2004–05 Lamar Butler 2nd G Junior
2004–05 Jai Lewis 2nd F Junior
2004–05 Tony Skinn 3rd G Junior
2005–06 Jai Lewis 1st F Senior
2005–06 Tony Skinn 2nd G Senior
2006–07 Will Thomas 2nd F Junior
2006–07 Folarin Campbell 3rd G Junior
2007–08 Will Thomas 1st F Senior
2007–08 Folarin Campbell 2nd G Senior
2008–09 Darryl Monroe 2nd F Senior
2008–09 John Vaughan 2nd G Senior
2008–09 Cam Long 3rd G Sophomore
2009–10 Cam Long 3rd G Junior
2010–11 Cam Long 1st G Senior
2010–11 Ryan Pearson 2nd F Junior
2010–11 Luke Hancock 3rd F Sophomore
2011–12 Ryan Pearson 1st F Senior
2012–13 Sherrod Wright 2nd G Junior

Atlantic 10 Conference (2014–present)Edit

Rookie of the Year

Year Player Position
2020–21 Tyler Kolek G

All-Conference

Year Player Team Position Class
2014–15 Shevon Thompson 3rd F/C Junior
2016–17 Marquise Moore 2nd G Senior
2017–18 Otis Livingston II 2nd G Junior
2018–19 Justin Kier 2nd G Junior
2020–21 Jordan Miller 3rd G Junior

All-time leadersEdit

PointsEdit

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 Otis Livingston II 2015–2019 132 14.1 1865
5 Robert Dykes 1987–1991 122 13.4 1642
6 Ryan Pearson 2008–2012 129 12.6 1626
7 Sherrod Wright 2010–2014 132 12.1 1593
8 Andre Gaddy 1977–1982 98 16.0 1568
9 Robert Rose 1982–1986 113 13.8 1565
10 Will Thomas 2004–2008 131 11.9 1564

ReboundsEdit

Rank Player Years Games RPG 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 7.1 805
10 Herb Estes 1973–1976 80 9.2 734

AssistsEdit

Rank Player Years Games APG Avg. Total Assists
1 Curtis McCants 1993–1996 81 7.3 598
2 Otis Livingston II 2015–2019 132 3.7 493
3 Myron Contee 1974–1979 101 4.0 411
4 Ricky Wilson 1982–1986 116 3.4 405
5 Folarin Campbell 2004–2008 130 3.0 392
6 Bryon Allen 2011–2014 127 3.0 380
7 Marquise Moore 2013–2017 116 3.1 363
8 Cam Long 2007–2011 132 2.7 356
9 John Niehoff 1980–1984 108 3.0 331
10 Steve Smith 1986–1990 114 2.8 329

StealsEdit

Rank Player Years Games SPG Avg. Total Steals
1 George Evans 1997–2001 116 1.9 218
2 Nate Langley 1994–1997 61 3.3 204
3 Rob Rose 1982–1986 113 1.4 161
4 John Niehoff 1980–1984 108 1.4 152
5 Myron Contee 1974–1979 101 1.5 151
6 Cam Long 2007–2011 132 1.1 147
7 Erik Herring 1997–2001 107 1.4 146
8 Jai Lewis 2002–2006 125 1.1 140
t9 Jon Larranaga 1999–2003 113 1.2 137
t9 Corey Edwards 2011–2015 124 1.1 137

BlocksEdit

Rank Player Years Games BPG Avg. Total Blocks
1 A.J. Wilson 2017–2021 114 1.8 212
2 George Evans 1997–2001 116 1.8 211
t3 Andre Gaddy 1977–1982 98 1.8 174
t3 Mike Morrison 2008–2012 128 1.4 174
5 Erik Copes 2011–2014 90 1.4 122
6 Robert Dykes 1987–1991 122 0.9 111
7 Rob Rose 1982–1986 113 0.9 106
8 Louis Birdsong 2006–2010 127 0.8 101
9 Byron Tucker 1989–1992 63 1.5 97
t10 Jai Lewis 2002–2006 125 0.7 91
t10 Jalen Jenkins 2012–2017 128 0.7 91

Notable playersEdit

CoachesEdit

Current coaching staffEdit

  • Kim English – Head Coach
  • Dennis Felton – Associate Head Coach
  • Duane Simpkins – Assistant Coach
  • Nate Tomlinson – Assistant Coach
  • T.J. Grams – Director of Basketball Operations
  • I.J. Poole – Director of Player Personnel and Scouting

All-time head coachesEdit

Coach Tenure Seasons Win-Loss Win % Conference Titles NCAA Tourn. Appearances NCAA Titles
Arnold Siegfried 1966–1967 1 6–12 .333 0 0 0
Hap Spuhler 1967–1970 3 11–60 .155 0 0 0
John Linn 1970–1980 10 130–147 .469 0 0 0
Joe Harrington 1980–1987 7 112–85 .569 0 0 0
Rick Barnes 1987–1988 1 20–10 .667 0 0 0
Ernie Nestor 1988–1993 5 68–81 .456 1 1 0
Paul Westhead 1993–1997 4 38–70 .352 0 0 0
Jim Larrañaga 1997–2011 14 273–164 .625 3 5 0
Paul Hewitt 2011–2015 4 66–67 .496 0 0 0
Dave Paulsen 2015–2021 6 95–91 .511 0 0 0
Kim English 2021–present 0 0–0 .000 0 0 0

All-time standingsEdit

Postseason resultsEdit

NCAA tournament resultsEdit

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

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1989 No. 15 First Round No. 2 Indiana L 85–99
1999 No. 14 First Round No. 3 Cincinnati L 48–72
2001 No. 14 First Round No. 3 Maryland L 80–83
2006 No. 11 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
No. 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 No. 12 First Round No. 5 Notre Dame L 50–68
2011 No. 8 Second Round
Third Round
No. 9 Villanova
#1 Ohio State
W 61–57
L 66–98

NIT resultsEdit

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

Year Round Opponent Result
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 resultsEdit

The Patriots have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) two times. Their combined record is 4–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
2013 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semi-finals
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
2017 First Round Loyola (MD) L 58–73

CIT resultsEdit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Color | The George Mason University Brand Profile". Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "Atlantic 10 Conference Adds George Mason University as Full Member". Atlantic 10 Conference. Archived from the original on 28 March 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013.

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