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FIU beats George Mason in OT

Just because we play them saturday…

FIU 79, George Mason 76

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Phil Taylor scored five of his 14 points in overtime Monday night and Florida International beat George Mason 79-76 in the first round of the preseason NIT.

The Panthers (1-0) will play Virginia Tech on Tuesday night for a chance to advance to Madison Square Garden. The Patriots (1-1) will face Monmouth, which lost 91-46 to the Hokies in the early game.

DeJuan Wright led the Panthers with 23 points, including the basket that forced overtime with 19 seconds left in regulation, but he was fouled on the play and missed the free throw. Jeremy Allen added 20 for FIU, including a 3-pointer in overtime.

Ryan Pearson led George Mason with 18 points and Vertrail Vaughns and Sherrod Wright each had 16.

The Patriots erased a 53-45 in the second half and led 66-64 until Wright's basket re-tied it.
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They may be a bit better than projected…

Can't see them digressing after last season. They just have to learn how to play defense; that was their nemesis.
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do you know how much different the GM team is since last year?
I know they have a new coach….
How many players did they lose?
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Well... now we HAVE to win.

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NCowl said

do you know how much different the GM team is since last year?
I know they have a new coach….
How many players did they lose?

Out of their starting five last season, George Mason had 3 returnees, but one of them is suspended for 10 games for credit card theft (felony).
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This hurts. Now they play Va Tech tonight on ESPNU

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That does hurt...unless they play Va Tech like Monomouth just did...losing by 40 on TV hurts more.
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FAU said

This hurts. Now they play Va Tech tonight on ESPNU

they lost that one 78-63
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With Isiah there FIU will continue to get better.

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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