The George Mason Women’s Basketball faced a tough SEC opponent on Saturday afternoon at EagleBank arena as they fell 64-34 to a defensive-minded Ole Miss squad in the first ever matchup of these two teams.
Ole Miss came into Saturday’s game with an undefeated 5-0 record with four players averaging double figures, including freshman and Bishop McNamara alum Madison Scott.
Ole Miss came into the game known for their tough defense, ranking seventh nationally in shooting defense, holding opponents to a 29.5 percent mark from the field. They also stood at ninth in the country in points allowed holding opponents to 51.2 points per game.
The Old Miss defense was in full effect on Saturday afternoon as they jumped out to a 9-0 lead to start the game, not allowing the Patriots to score their first bucket until there was just 2:48 left in the opening quarter. Mason added one more bucket in the opening quarter with Markia Korpinen hitting a three with under two minutes to play. The opening quarter finished with Ole Miss holding a 9-5 lead.
Not much offense for Mason in the 2nd quarter adding six points their total and went into halftime down 26-11.
The Patriots only scored 3 points in the third quarter but their offense came alive in the final period at one point going on a mini-run, making three consecutive threes early in the fourth quarter to close the gap to 53-25. However, Ole Miss proved to be too much and came away with the non-conference road win.
The loss drops the Patriots to 2-4 on the season. Next up is Delaware State on Monday night at EagleBank Arena.