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Richmond (18-9) at George Mason (9-17)



The Sports Network

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, February 26, 7 p.m. (ET)

FACTS & STATS: Site: Patriot Center (10,000) -- Fairfax, Virginia. Television: MASN, SNY. Home Record: Richmond 12-3, George Mason 5-7. Away Record: Richmond 5-5, George Mason 3-7. Neutral Record: Richmond 1-1, George Mason 1-3. Conference Record: Richmond 8-4, George Mason 2-10. Series Record: Richmond leads, 34-17.

GAME NOTES: The George Mason Patriots try to snap a two-game slide tonight, as they host the Richmond Spiders in an Atlantic 10 Conference clash at the Patriot Center.

Tied with Fordham at the bottom of the A-10 standings with just two league wins in 12 tries, the Patriots did manage to beat Duquesne and UMass in back- to-back outings earlier this month, but then it was right back to the loss column versus St. Bonaventure. Last week, the team put up a fight against 10th-ranked Saint Louis before losing at home in overtime, 89-85.

As for the Spiders, winners of four of the last five outings, they put together one of their strongest defensive efforts over the weekend as they took out the La Salle Explorers, 62-49. With the win, Richmond moved to 8-4 in conference play, which is good enough for a third-place tie in the A-10 with both UMass and VCU.

This is the first conference battle between these two teams since they were both members of the Colonial Athletic Association back in 2001, and is currently under the control of the Spiders by a count of 34-17. George Mason won the most recent meeting on Dec. 22, 2012 by a score of 67-64.

From an offensive standpoint, the first half against La Salle on Sunday was atrocious as the teams combined to shoot just 18-of-63 from the field, 4-of-17 behind the 3-point line. The Spiders did turn it around in the second half though, converting 63.6 percent from the floor in order to pull out the double-digit home win. Terry Allen dropped in 23 points and cleared nine rebounds off the bench, followed by Kendall Anthony and ShawnDre' Jones with 14 and 10 points, respectively.

Over the course of 12 conference games, Anthony is one of only two players to have started every one for the Spiders and has used those opportunities to generate 19.0 ppg. Nearly 90 percent accurate at the free-throw line and the team leader with 29 3-pointers in those dozen dates, Anthony is the only active double-digit scorer for the group after Cedrick Lindsay (17.6 ppg) was lost to knee surgery earlier this month.

Against one of the top teams in the country last week, the Patriots led by as many as seven points in the second half, but had to go to overtime and eventually lost to the Saint Louis Billikens at home by a mere four points. Battling through a meeting that included 11 ties and 17 lead changes, Sherrod Wright led the way for the hosts with a game-high 34 points, followed by Jalen Jenkins with 16 and eight rebounds.

As one of four players to have started all 12 conference games for the Patriots, Wright is posting a team-best 17.5 ppg, shooting not only 50.3 percent from the field, but also 40.6 percent behind the 3-point line. Bryon Allen checks in with another 16.8 ppg and has been even more accurate beyond the arc (.411), combining with Wright to account for 36 of the unit's 64 triples versus league foes.

Richmond has lost some senior leadership due to a number of reasons, but still the talent is there for the Spiders to take care of business on the road versus George Mason tonight.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Richmond 66, George Mason 57

02/26 10:38:07 ET

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