By George, I Think They've Got It!
George Mason 65
North Carolina 60
George Mason did their "Patriotic Duty" (sorry for the bad pun) and knocked off North Carolina 65-60 to advance to the Sweet 16. The Patriots previously beat the Michigan State Spartans 75-65 in the first round. That would be victories for a team from the Colonial League over teams from the ACC and the Big Ten for those of you keeping track.
George Mason has gotten it done with defense so far. They have given up an average of 62.5 pts per game in their two tournament wins.
Individually, Folarin Campbell has stepped up big, averaging 18 points, 7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game so far. Will Thomas has also shown up strong through the first weekend, averaging 13 points and 10 rebounds, including 18 and 14 against Michigan State in the first round.
They now move on to the Ulitmate "Up Yours Billy Packer" Matchup as they face Wichita State from the MVC in the Sweet 16 for the honor to move on to the Elite 8.