It was the Colonial Athletic Association opener for the Patriots
(3-2), who took control with a 10-0 run that broke a 12-12 tie 10
minutes into the game. George Mason shot 63 percent while building
a 40-27 lead in the first half.
Deven Dickerson was the only Georgia State (2-2, 1-1) player to
score in double figures, finishing with 10 points and eight
The Patriots virtually put the game on ice when they went on a
13-0 spurt to start the second half, hitting five consecutive
layups off transition and then a 3-point basket by Butler for a
53-27 lead with 16:18 remaining.
The Panthers could not find their shooting touch all night,
hitting only 28.6 percent for the game.
With the Suns drafting Tyler Ulis, they now have five guards on their roster who attended Kentucky.
NBA fans will be looking forward to their newest players making plays like this next season.
Tim Legler and Brad Daugherty analyze Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, the top two picks in the NBA draft, and agree that Simmons will have a more immediate impact.