Panthers basketball heats up on December 8th as George Mason welcomes Northern Iowa in a close match. It gets started at 6:00 EST and you can catch it on NBCSN. The Panthers are 5-3 overall. Meanwhile, the Patriots have a record of 6-3. Over the past four seasons, Northern Iowa has a record of 0-1 against George Mason.
StatSmack! Northern Iowa is better than George Mason
Northern Iowa takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than George Mason (5 vs 3).
Marc Sonnen is ranked 39th nationally in three-pointers.
The Missouri Valley has 2 teams - Northern Iowa (77.4%) and Creighton (76.4%) - that shoot a better free throw percentage than the CAA leader, Drexel (75.0%).
Northern Iowa has a more potent offense, scoring more points (70.2 per game vs 63.0 per game) than George Mason this season.