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Quarterfinal Round - Monday, March 25
George Mason vs. Houston
Patriot Center - 7:00 p.m.

The George Mason men’s basketball team continues play in the 2013 College Basketball Invitational presented by Buick, hosting the University of Houston on Monday night in the quarterfinal round. The Patriots and Cougars are meeting for the first time.

Houston comes to Fairfax with wins in five of its last six outings, including a 73-72 win at home over rival University of Texas last week in the CBI first round. With a 20-12 record, UH has earned their first 20-win season since the 2008-09 campaign, and features three double-digit scorers led by Joseph Young (17.9 ppg). TaShawn Thomas nearly averages a double-double of 16.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Conference USA Freshman of the Year Danuel House contributes 12.4 points per game including the game-winning basket against the Longhorns last Tuesday.

In the Northern Virginia area, AXS.TV can be found on DirecTV (Ch. 340), Verizon FiOS (Ch. 569), Dish Network (Ch. 362), Cox channel 74 and HD 1074, and George Mason University on-campus cable (Ch. 326)

Mason Outlasts Houston
in CBI Quarterfinal Overtime Thriller, 88-84

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Mason Moves Past Western Michigan Into CBI Finals, 62-52
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FAIRFAX, Va. - Junior Jonathan Arledge scored a career-high 23 points, leading the George Mason men’s basketball team past Western Michigan, 62-52, and into the College Basketball Invitational presented by Buick finals. The best-of-three series begins Monday, April 1, with opponent, location and game time to be determined.

Mason improved to 21-14 with the victory, while the Broncos closed out their season at 22-13.

CBI Championship Preview:
Getting to Know George Mason

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The George Mason Patriots, currently in conference alignment purgatory, have recovered from their deflating exit from the CAA Tournament and put together an impressive streak in the CBI Tournament.

They're currently staring down a best-of-three championship series with the WCC's Santa Clara, a 24-win team with an impressively efficient offense (45th in the country, according to kenpom.com).

Men's Basketball Drops Game One of CBI Finals at Santa Clara, 81-73
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CLARA, Calif. – Taking the court in the month of April for just the second time in school history, the George Mason men’s basketball team could not fire the opening salvo as Santa Clara took game one of the College Basketball Invitational presented by Buick championship finals, 81-73, on Monday evening at the Leavey Center.

George Mason 73, Santa Clara 66
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FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Sherrod Wright had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Bryon Allen added 15 points as George Mason kept its season alive with a 73-66 win over Santa Clara in Game 2 of the College Basketball Invitational finals Wednesday.

In front of a small, yet raucous sellout crowd of 1,280 at George Mason's practice facility, the Recreation & Athletic Center, the Patriots (22-15) overcame an early second-half run by the Broncos (25-12).

The teams will meet for a deciding third game on Friday at George Mason's usual home court across campus, the 10,000-seat Patriot Center.

Men's Basketball Falls to Santa Clara in CBI Championship, 80-77
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FAIRFAX, Va. – Despite a second straight double-double from junior Sherrod Wright, the George Mason men’s basketball team fell to Santa Clara in the championship game of the College Basketball Invitational presented by Buick, 80-77, on Friday night at the Patriot Center.

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