George Mason Patriots men's basketball

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George Mason Patriots
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UniversityGeorge Mason University
Head coach Kim English (1st season)
Conference Atlantic 10
Location Fairfax, Virginia
Arena EagleBank Arena
(Capacity: 10,000)
Nickname Patriots
Student sectionPatriot Platoon
ColorsGreen and Gold [1]
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NCAA Tournament Final Four
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
2006, 2011
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1989, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2008, 2011
Conference Tournament Champions
1989, 1999, 2001, 2008
Conference Regular Season Champions
1999, 2000, 2006, 2011

The George Mason Patriots men's basketball team represents George Mason University. [2] The Patriots play at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia, on the George Mason campus.


Team records




Player honors

Eastern College Athletic Conference South (1978–1985)

Player of the Year

1982–83 Carlos Yates G/FSophomore

Rookie of the Year

1980–81Andy BoldenG
1981–82Carlos YatesG/F


1979–80Andre Gaddy1stCSophomore
1981–82Carlos Yates1stG/FFreshman
1982–83Carlos Yates1stG/FSophomore
1983–84 Ricky Wilson 1stGSophomore
1983–84Carlos Yates1stG/FJunior
1984–85Rob Rose1stGJunior
1984–85Carlos Yates1stG/FSenior
1984–85 Ricky Wilson 2ndGJunior

Colonial Athletic Association (1986–2013)

Player of the Year

1987–88Kenny SandersFJunior
1998–99 George Evans FSophomore
1999–00George EvansFJunior
2000–01George EvansFSenior
2011–12Ryan PearsonFSenior

Rookie of the Year

1985–86Kenny SandersF
1993–94Curtis McCantsG
1994–95Nate LangleyG
1997–98George EvansF


1985–86Rob Rose1stGSenior
1985–86Ricky Wilson2ndGSenior
1986–87Kenny Sanders1stFSophomore
1987–88Kenny Sanders1stFJunior
1987–88Anthony 'Amp' Davis2ndGSenior
1988–89Kenny Sanders1stFSenior
1989–90Robert Dykes1stF/CJunior
1989–90Mike Hargett2ndGJunior
1989–90Steve Smith2ndGSenior
1990–91Robert Dykes1stF/CSenior
1990–91Byron Tucker2ndFJunior
1994–95Nate Langley2ndGSophomore
1995–96Curtis McCants1stGJunior
1996–97Nate Langley1stGSenior
1997–98George Evans2ndFFreshman
1997–98 Jason Miskiri 2ndGJunior
1998–99George Evans1stFSophomore
1998–99 Jason Miskiri 1stGSenior
1999–00George Evans1stFJunior
1999–00Erik Herring2ndGJunior
2000–01George Evans1stFSenior
2000–01Erik Herring1stGSenior
2001–02Jesse Young1stFJunior
2002–03Mark Davis2ndFJunior
2003–04 Jai Lewis 1stFSophomore
2003–04Mark Davis2ndFSenior
2004–05Lamar Butler2ndGJunior
2004–05Jai Lewis2ndFJunior
2004–05Tony Skinn3rdGJunior
2005–06Jai Lewis1stFSenior
2005–06Tony Skinn2ndGSenior
2006–07Will Thomas2ndFJunior
2006–07Folarin Campbell3rdGJunior
2007–08 Will Thomas 1stFSenior
2007–08 Folarin Campbell 2ndGSenior
2008–09 Darryl Monroe 2ndFSenior
2008–09John Vaughan2ndGSenior
2008–09 Cam Long 3rdGSophomore
2009–10 Cam Long 3rdGJunior
2010–11 Cam Long 1stGSenior
2010–11Ryan Pearson2ndFJunior
2010–11 Luke Hancock 3rdFSophomore
2011–12Ryan Pearson1stFSenior
2012–13Sherrod Wright2ndGJunior

Atlantic 10 Conference (2014–present)

Rookie of the Year

2020–21Tyler KolekG


2014–15Shevon Thompson3rdF/CJunior
2016–17Marquise Moore2ndGSenior
2017–18Otis Livingston II2ndGJunior
2018–19Justin Kier2ndGJunior
2020–21Jordan Miller3rdGJunior

All-time leaders


RankPlayerYearsGamesPPG Avg.Total Points
1 Carlos Yates 1981–198510922.22420
2 Kenny Sanders 1985–198910720.32177
3 George Evans 1997–200111616.81953
4Otis Livingston II2015–201913214.11865
5Robert Dykes1987–199112213.41642
6 Ryan Pearson 2008–201212912.61626
7Sherrod Wright2010–201413212.11593
8Andre Gaddy1977–19829816.01568
9 Robert Rose 1982–198611313.81565
10 Will Thomas 2004–200813111.91564


RankPlayerYearsGamesRPG Avg.Total Rebounds
1Jim Nowers1972–19761129.41048
2Kenny Sanders1985–19891079.61026
3Will Thomas2004–20081317.6993
4George Evans1997–20011168.2953
5Robert Dykes1987–19911227.5925
6Andre Gaddy1977–1982989.3916
7Jai Lewis2002–20061257.2895
8Ryan Pearson2008–20121296.2806
9Rob Rose1982–19861137.1805
10Herb Estes1973–1976809.2734


RankPlayerYearsGamesAPG Avg.Total Assists
1Curtis McCants1993–1996817.3598
2Otis Livingston II2015–20191323.7493
3Myron Contee1974–19791014.0411
4Ricky Wilson1982–19861163.4405
5Folarin Campbell2004–20081303.0392
6Bryon Allen2011–20141273.0380
7Marquise Moore2013–20171163.1363
8 Cam Long 2007–20111322.7356
9John Niehoff1980–19841083.0331
10Steve Smith1986–19901142.8329


RankPlayerYearsGamesSPG Avg.Total Steals
1George Evans1997–20011161.9218
2Nate Langley1994–1997613.3204
3Rob Rose1982–19861131.4161
4John Niehoff1980–19841081.4152
5Myron Contee1974–19791011.5151
6Cam Long2007–20111321.1147
7Erik Herring1997–20011071.4146
8Jai Lewis2002–20061251.1140
t9Jon Larranaga1999–20031131.2137
t9Corey Edwards2011–20151241.1137


RankPlayerYearsGamesBPG Avg.Total Blocks
1A.J. Wilson2017–20211141.8212
2George Evans1997–20011161.8211
t3Andre Gaddy1977–1982981.8174
t3Mike Morrison2008–20121281.4174
5Erik Copes2011–2014901.4122
6Robert Dykes1987–19911220.9111
7Rob Rose1982–19861130.9106
8Louis Birdsong2006–20101270.8101
9Byron Tucker1989–1992631.597
t10Jai Lewis2002–20061250.791
t10Jalen Jenkins2012–20171280.791

Notable players


Current coaching staff

All-time head coaches

CoachTenureSeasonsWin-LossWin %Conference TitlesNCAA Tourn. AppearancesNCAA Titles
Arnold Siegfried1966–196716–12.333000
Hap Spuhler 1967–1970311–60.155000
John Linn1970–198010130–147.469000
Joe Harrington 1980–19877112–85.569000
Rick Barnes 1987–1988120–10.667000
Ernie Nestor 1988–1993568–81.456110
Paul Westhead 1993–1997438–70.352000
Jim Larrañaga 1997–201114273–164.625350
Paul Hewitt 2011–2015466–67.496000
Dave Paulsen 2015–2021695–91.511000
Kim English 2021–present00–0.000000

All-time standings

Postseason results

NCAA tournament results

The Patriots have appeared in the NCAA tournament six times. Their combined record is 5–6.

1989 No. 15First RoundNo. 2 IndianaL 85–99
1999 No. 14First RoundNo. 3 CincinnatiL 48–72
2001 No. 14First RoundNo. 3 MarylandL 80–83
2006 No. 11First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
No. 6 Michigan State
#3 North Carolina
#7 Wichita State
#1 Connecticut
#3 Florida
W 75–65
W 65–60
W 63–55
W 86–84 OT
L 58–73
2008 No. 12First RoundNo. 5 Notre DameL 50–68
2011 No. 8Second Round
Third Round
No. 9 Villanova
#1 Ohio State
W 61–57
L 66–98

NIT results

The Patriots have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) four times. Their combined record is 3–4.

1986 First Round
Second Round
W 65–63
L 71–90
2002 Opening RoundSaint Joseph'sL 64–73
2004 Opening Round
First Round
Second Round
Austin Peay
W 58–55
W 66–60
L 54–68
2009 First RoundPenn StateL 73–77 OT

CBI results

The Patriots have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) two times. Their combined record is 4–3.

2013 First Round
Finals Game 1
Finals Game 2
Finals Game 3
College of Charleston
Western Michigan
Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Santa Clara
W 78–77
W 88–84 OT
W 62–52
L 73–81
W 73–66
L 77–80
2017 First RoundLoyola (MD)L 58–73

CIT results

The Patriots have appeared in the Postseason Tournament (CIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.

2010 First RoundFairfieldL 96–101 OT

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