The ball moving north and south with a quickened pace, the players creating an up-tempo scenario by taking fast break opportunities when obviously presented and sometimes when they are not.
The logic is obvious yet frequently ignored or at the very least dismissed by postseason seeking coaches in leagues big or mid-sized.
Likely after the 2013-14 campaign, the Colonial Athletic Association's long held tradition of playing its men's postseason tournament in Richmond could come to an end.
With frontcourt stalwarts Ryan Pearson and Mike Morrison having graduated, George Mason men's basketball program has a sizable interior hole.
Like most schools, George Mason's Midnight Madness event is not simply about ginning up excitement for the upcoming season.