Patriots Welcome Delaware on Thursday for Game of the Week

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Alex Edelman/George Mason Univ.

Women's Basketball | 12/5/2018 4:06:00 PM

WHO: George Mason vs. Delaware
WHEN: Thursday, 7 p.m.
WHERE: EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Va.
RECORDS: Mason (4-4, 0-0 Atlantic 10); Delaware (3-4, 0-0 Colonial Athletic Association)
SERIES RECORD: Delaware leads 22-13
LAST MEETING: Delaware defeated Mason 67-51 on Nov. 13, 2016 in Newark, Del.
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GAME OF THE WEEK: Free snack pack and Dippin' Dots ice cream for Mason students with a valid Mason student ID while supplies last.
 
SCOUTING DELAWARE
The Blue Hens (3-4) have lost two of three and are coming off a 72-61 setback at Boston University on Sunday. Graduate student Makeda Nicholas had 18 points and three blocked shots and junior Abby Gonzales added 16 points and four 3-pointers. Gonzales leads the team with 11.0 points a game and junior forward Samon DeFreese is not far behind with 10.9 points and 6.4 rebounds. Freshman wing Jasmine Dickey is nearly averaging a double-double with 10.6 points and 9.9 rebounds a game. 

SERIES HISTORY
The Blue Hens lead the all-time series 22-13 against their former Colonial Athletic Association foe. Delaware has won five of six in the series but the teams have split the two most recent meetings. Mason outlasted the Blue Hens in a 90-83 double-overtime victory in Fairfax on Dec. 7, 2015. But Delaware defended home court the next year with a 67-51 victory on Nov. 13, 2016 in Newark, Del. 

LAST TIME OUT
The Patriots suffered an 81-52 loss to Pac-12 foe Washington on Sunday in Seattle to wrap up a four-game road trip. Sophomore Nicole Cardaño-Hillary led the team with 14 points and junior Jacy Bolton added 12 points and seven rebounds. Junior Allie McCool grabbed a career-high eight rebounds in her first career start. Mason, however, allowed 23 points off 22 turnovers and surrendered 24 second-chance points as the Huskies grabbed 22 offensive rebounds. The Patriots shot a season-low 29.7 percent, resulting in their fewest points since last season. 

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