Junior guard Justin Williams had a career-best performance against the Patriots, but it wasn’t enough to pull ahead of George Mason in the team’s final regular season game.
The Colonials are coming off a 50-rebound night against Fordham Wednesday and should look to recreate that performance Saturday against the Patriots.
Head coach Maurice Joseph said the team’s most recent string of losses can be attributed to a lack of focus on the court and toughness on the glass.
The Colonials are currently sixth in the nation with a team batting average of .356 and among A-10 competition, a Colonial tops every single statistical category.
The Rams (11–18, 2-14) will be the lowest-scoring offense the Colonials (8–21, 4–12 A-10) have seen since their 73–58 loss to Saint Louis Feb. 13.
Fifth-year gymnast Alex Zois has racked up seven first-place finishes in all-around competition this year after battling through a knee injury in the offseason.
Head coach Barry King said the Colonials still need to learn how to play through four quarters of a game despite seeing growth in his squad overall.
Sophomore guard Maceo Jack put together a 28-point performance in the losing effort, going 5-for-8 from the three-point line to lead the Colonials.
Despite being 1-2 in their last three outings, the Colonials are shooting 48.0 percent from the field in the span compared to their season average of 41.5 percent.
The Colonials’ 782 team points in the win is the highest win total since Massachusetts nabbed the crown in 2008 with 791.50 points.