George Mason ended its four-game losing streak in impressive fashion Sunday afternoon, as they scored a season-high 92 points in their 13-point win at Saint Louis on NBC Sports Network.
Guard Marquise Moore led the way for the Patriots, scoring 22 points while also accounting for ten rebounds and three assists. Five George Mason players scored in double figures, and Dave Paulsen’s team scored an average of 1.28 points per possession in their best offensive performance of the season to date.
Mike Crawford led Saint Louis, which is now also 1-4 in Atlantic 10 play, with 22 points. The Billikens hadn’t scored 75 or more points in a game since their win over Alabama A&M December 12, and they’ve now lost eight of their last nine games.
At the stage in the season, one of the players on the early lists for Atlantic 10 Player of the Year is Davidson guard Jack Gibbs. One of the nation’s top scorers, Gibbs reached the 40-point mark for the third time this season in the Wildcats’ 86-74 win over UMass Saturday afternoon on NBC Sports Network.
Gibbs scored 43 points while also grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out eight assists for Davidson, which moved to 3-2 in the Atlantic 10 with the win. Peyton Aldridge added 14 points and ten rebounds and Rusty Reigel scored ten points off the bench, and Davidson shot 24-for-26 from the foul line.
Trey Davis led three Minutemen in double figures with 30 points.
The first game of NBC Sports Network’s Atlantic 10 triple-header matched two teams with aspirations of contending for the conference title in Rhode Island and Saint Joseph’s. At Hagan Arena it was the host Hawks who moved to 2-1 in conference play, with DeAndre Bembry and Aaron Brown leading the way offensively in the 72-67 victory.
Bembry played all 40 minutes for Phil Martelli’s team, finishing with a game-high 22 points along with seven rebounds, five assists and three steals. Senior Aaron Brown added 19 points, shooting 4-for-4 from beyond the arc, and classmate Isaiah Miles scored ten points for the 12-3 Hawks.
Hassan Martin led three Rams in double figures with 20 points to go along with eight rebounds, but URI’s 16 turnovers were converted into 21 points by Saint Joseph’s.