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2007-08 George Mason Patriots men's basketball
CAA Conference Tournament Champions
NCAA 1st Round vs. Notre Dame, L, 50-68
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
2007-08 record 23-10 (12-6 CAA)
Head coach Jim Larranaga
Assistant coach Eric Konkol
Assistant coach Chris Caputo
Assistant coach Michael Huger

Home arena

Patriot Center
Seasons
« 2006-07 2008-09 »
2007-08 CAA Men's Basketball Standings
   Conf Overall
Team W L PCT W L PCT
VCU 15 3 .833 24 7 .774
George Mason 12 6 .667 23 10 .697
UNCW 12 6 .667 20 13 .606
Old Dominion 11 7 .611 17 15 .531
William & Mary 10 8 .556 17 16 .515
Northeastern 9 9 .500 14 17 .452
Delaware 9 9 .500 14 17 .452
Hofstra 8 10 .444 12 18 .400
Towson 7 11 .389 13 18 .419
James Madison 5 13 .278 13 17 .433
Drexel 5 13 .278 12 20 .375
Georgia State 5 13 .278 9 21 .300

As of April 1, 2008 • Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007-2008 George Mason Patriots men's basketball team began their 42nd season of collegiate play on November 9, 2007 at the Patriot Center versus Vermont. George Mason won the 2008 CAA tournament and advanced to the 2008 NCAA tournament. The Patriots were awarded a #12 seed, but lost in the first round to Notre Dame.

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Season notes

  • On January 19, 2008, Junior guard Dre Smith set an NCAA Division I record for most 3 point field goals made without a miss (10).[2]
  • On December 21, 2007, it was announced that freshman guard Jay Threatt was released from his basketball commitment and will seek a transfer from the university.[3]
  • On December 18, 2007, it was announced that senior forward Darryl Monroe will take a medical redshirt for the 2007-2008 season and will maintain his last year of eligibility for the 2008-2009 season.[4]

Awards

First Team All-CAA

  • Will Thomas

Second Team All-CAA

  • Folarin Campbell

CAA All-Defensive Team

  • Will Thomas

CAA Player of the Week

  • Will Thomas - Nov. 19
  • Will Thomas - Nov. 26
  • Dre Smith - Jan. 21
  • Folarin Campbell - Feb. 11

CAA Rookie of the Week

  • Cam Long - Jan. 14

2007-2008 roster

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown High School
Louis Birdsong 33 F 6-6 230 Sophomore Baltimore, MD Mount St. Joseph's
Folarin Campbell 42 G 6-4 205 Senior Silver Spring, MD Springbrook
Jordan Carter 2 G 6-0 175 Senior Indianapolis, IN Brebeuf Jesuit Prep
Chris Fleming 40 F 6-7 240 Junior Manassas, VA Osbourn Park
Cam Long 20 G 6-4 177 Sophomore Palm Bay, FL Freedom (VA)
Vlad Moldoveanu 41 F 6-10 206 Freshman Romania St. John's College
Darryl Monroe 32 F 6-7 275 Senior Virginia Beach, VA First Colonial
Dre Smith 1 G 6-0 185 Junior Houston, TX Lamar
Isaiah Tate 25 G 6-3 200 Freshman Upper Marlboro, MD DeMatha
Will Thomas 34 F 6-7 230 Senior Baltimore, MD Mount St. Joseph's
John Vaughan 23 F 6-3 185 Junior (RS) Laurel, MD Laurel
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Depth chart

Pos. Starter Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Will Thomas
PF Louis Birdsong
SF John Vaughan
SG Dre Smith
PG Folarin Campbell

Player stats

Player Games Starts MPG PPG RPG FG % 3P % FT % Assists Steals
Will Thomas 34 34 35.6 16.1 10.4 .642 1.000 .672 67 31
Folarin Campbell 34 34 32.9 15.6 4.5 .419 .364 .733 112 39
John Vaughan 34 33 33.2 12.3 4.0 .426 .336 .741 73 27
Dre Smith 34 22 25.3 8.4 2.0 .391 .377 .639 45 24
Louis Birdsong 34 28 23.6 6.1 3.9 .539 .000 .677 29 20
Cam Long 34 4 17.9 4.1 2.4 .450 .375 .650 55 24
Jordan Carter 27 11 16.8 2.3 1.9 .356 .344 .720 45 15
Vlad Moldoveanu 31 4 11.4 2.3 2.1 .379 .154 .800 9 5
Chris Fleming 34 0 6.8 1.4 0.9 .489 .000 .500 3 2
Isaiah Tate 22 0 4.6 1.3 0.5 .320 .222 1.000 5 2
Jay Threatt 4 0 3.8 0.0 0.5 .000 .000 .000 2 0

2008 CAA Tournament

All games are held at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, VA from March 7 to March 10, 2008.

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship Game
                                     
8  Hofstra 66  
9  Towson 81  
  1  VCU 57  
    9  Towson 46  
      
        
  1  VCU 54  
  5  William & Mary 56  
        
        
  4  Old Dominion 60
    5  William & Mary 63  
5  William & Mary 58
12  Georgia State 57  
  5  William & Mary 59
  3  George Mason 68
7  Delaware 60  
10  Drexel 51  
  2  UNC-Wilmington 82
    7  Delaware 59  
      
        
  2  UNC-Wilmington 41
  3  George Mason 53  
        
        
  3  George Mason 63
    6  Northeastern 52  
6  Northeastern 73
11  James Madison 55  

* Denotes Overtime Game

** Denotes Double Overtime Game

2007-2008 game log

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
Regular Season
November 9* 7:00 p.m. Vermont Patriot CenterFairfax, VA MASN W 60-53  1-0
November 13* 7:00 p.m. Cleveland State Patriot CenterFairfax, VA Cox Sports W 56-47  2-0
November 17* 7:00 p.m. Dayton Patriot Center • Fairfax, VA Cox Sports W 67-56  3-0
November 22* 9:00 p.m. vs. #20 Kansas State The Milk HouseOrlando, FL
(Old Spice Classic)
ESPN2 W 87-77  4-0
November 23* 5:00 p.m. vs. #19 Villanova The Milk HouseOrlando, FL
(Old Spice Classic)
ESPN2 L 84-76  4-1
November 25* 4:30 p.m. vs. South Carolina The Milk HouseOrlando, FL
(Old Spice Classic)
ESPN2 W 69-68  5-1
November 29 7:00 p.m. Drexel Patriot Center • Fairfax, VA Comcast W 85-38  6-1 (1-0)
December 2* 5:00 p.m. vs. East Carolina Verizon CenterWashington, DC
(BB&T Classic)
MASN L 68-65  6-2
December 5* 7:00 p.m. Hampton Patriot Center • Fairfax, VA Cox Sports W 57-54  7-2
December 8* 2:00 p.m. Kent State MAC CenterKent, OH L 73-55  7-3
December 21* 7:00 p.m. FIU FIU ArenaMiami, FL W 86-68  8-3
December 30* 5:30 p.m. Liberty Patriot Center • Fairfax, VA MASN W 72-64  9-3
January 2 3:00 p.m. Georgia State GSU Sports ArenaAtlanta, GA L 66-64  9-4 (1-1)
January 5 4:30 p.m. Towson Patriot Center • Fairfax, VA CN8 W 72-63  10-4 (2-1)
January 9 7:00 p.m. Delaware Bob Carpenter CenterNewark, DE MASN L 73-68 OT 10-5 (2-2)
January 12 2:00 p.m. Northeastern Patriot Center • Fairfax, VA Comcast W 80-52  11-5 (3-2)
January 17 7:00 p.m. Hofstra Hofstra ArenaHempstead, NY ESPNU W 85-78 2OT 12-5 (4-2)
January 19 8:00 p.m. James Madison JMU Convocation CenterHarrisonburg, VA MASN W 96-75  13-5 (5-2)
January 23 8:00 p.m. Old Dominion Patriot Center • Fairfax, VA CN8 W 86-53  14-5 (6-2)
January 26 7:00 p.m. UNC-Wilmington Trask ColiseumWilmington, NC MASN L 61-58  14-6 (6-3)
January 29 7:00 p.m. Virginia Commonwealth Patriot Center • Fairfax, VA ESPN2 W 63-51  15-6 (7-3)
February 2 2:00 p.m. James Madison Patriot Center • Fairfax, VA Comcast W 72-46  16-6 (8-3)
February 7 7:00 p.m. Drexel Daskalakis Athletic CenterPhiladelphia, PA ESPNU W 75-65  17-6 (9-3)
February 9 4:00 p.m. Old Dominion Ted Constant Convocation CenterNorfolk, VA Comcast L 72-64  17-7 (9-4)
February 13 9:00 p.m. Towson Towson CenterTowson, MD MASN W 85-73  18-7 (10-4)
February 16 6:00 p.m. UNC-Wilmington Patriot Center • Fairfax, VA
(Homecoming)
ESPNU L 75-73  18-8 (10-5)
February 20 1:00 p.m. Delaware Patriot Center • Fairfax, VA Fios1 W 70-58  19-8 (11-5)
February 23* 1:00 p.m. Ohio OU Convocation CenterAthens, OH
(ESPN Bracket Busters)
ESPN2 L 69-57  19-9
February 27 9:00 p.m. William & Mary Patriot Center • Fairfax, VA MASN W 60-54  20-9 (12-5)
March 1 2:00 p.m. Northeastern Matthews ArenaBoston, MA Comcast L 70-59  20-10 (12-6)
2008 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament
March 8 8:30 p.m. vs. Northeastern Richmond ColiseumRichmond, VA
(CAA Tournament Quarterfinals)
CN8 W 63-52  21-10
March 9 5:30 p.m. vs. UNC-Wilmington Richmond ColiseumRichmond, VA
(CAA Tournament Semifinals)
CN8 W 53-41  22-10
March 10 7:00 p.m. vs. William & Mary Richmond ColiseumRichmond, VA
(CAA Tournament Finals)
ESPN W 68-59  23-10
2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
March 20* 9:40 p.m. vs. #15 Notre Dame Pepsi CenterDenver, CO
(NCAA Tournament First Round, No. 5 vs. No. 12)
CBS Regional L 68-50  23-11
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Recruiting

The following is a list of players signed for the 2008-09 season:

Name Hometown High School Height Weight (lb) Commit date
Andre Cornelius
PG
Charlotte, North Carolina Victory Christian 5′10″ 175  
Scout:3 stars.svg   Rivals:3 stars.svg   ESPN grade: 87
Kevin Foster
PF
Lakeland, Florida Briarcrest Christian 6′7″ 205  
Scout:3 stars.svg   Rivals:3 stars.svg   ESPN grade: 40
Michael Morrison
PF
St. Petersburg, Florida Lakewood 6′8″ 200  
Scout:2 stars.svg   Rivals:3 stars.svg   ESPN grade: 40
Ryan Pearson
SF
Far Rockaway, New York Christ the King 6′6″ 200  
Scout:3 stars.svg   Rivals:3 stars.svg   ESPN grade: 76
Overall Recruiting Rankings:

Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100 point scale.
Sources:
"George Mason Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. http://rivals.yahoo.com/basketballrecruiting/basketball/recruiting/commitments/2008/alabama-. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
"2008 George Mason Basketball Commits". Scout.com. http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=&p=9&cfg=bb&c=8&yr=2008. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
"ESPN". ESPN.com. http://insider.espn.go.com/ncb/recruiting/tracker/school?schoolId=2244&season=2008. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
"Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=&p=9&cfg=bb&c=14&yr=2008. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
"2008 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. http://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=839831. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 

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