Final: George Mason 68, Ole Miss 62

A few box score notes from the Rebels’ first loss of the season.

Defense remains an issue. George Mason had not set the world afire in its first two games but shot over 50 percent in the first half and almost 50 percent in the second. In 0-2 start Mason had shot 42 percent against Mercer, 32.7 percent against Colgate.

Mason was able to limit Sebastian Saiz to six points on 3-for-9 shooting.

Tomasz Gielo is still struggling. He was 1-for-7 from the floor, 1-for-4 from 3. It looks like a repeat of a slow start for a post-grad transfer.

I like the minutes Marcanvis Hymon is getting. I didn’t see the game, so I don’t know what he looked like from an energy stanpoint, but he’s looked good in two games previous. Today he had five points and three rebounds in 14 minutes.

Anthony Perez and Rasheed Brooks played a combined 29 minutes and contributed four points and four rebounds. Perez was 1-for-6 from the floor, 0-for-3 from 3.

Stefan Moody shot well from the floor at 7-for-12 but not from 3 at 1-for-4.

The bright spot was freshman guard J.T. Escobar who was 4-for-8 from the floor, 3-for-6 from 3 for 11 points in 16 minutes.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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