George Mason's bid for the College Basketball Invitational title came up short. From a long haul perspective, the Patriots winning or losing to Santa Clara meant little.
FAIRFAX -- What's old is new again for George Mason athletics while the long-standing norm is officially no more.
Maryland impressed in their last game, a 77-57 victory over Northwestern in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
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.