No fond memories of George Mason for Mark Turgeon

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Sports,Campus Confidential,Kevin Dunleavy

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon’s last visit to Verizon Center to play George Mason wasn’t a pleasant one. Coming off an upset of No. 2 Tennessee in the 2006 NCAA tournament, his Wichita State team came to D.C. for a Sweet 16 matchup with the 11th seeded Patriots, who had beaten the Shockers earlier in the year in the BracketBusters in Wichita.

Holding the Shockers to 31 percent shooting and behind 16 points from Folarin Campbell, Mason won 63-55 to advance to an Elite Eight matchup with UConn.

“We just got whipped that’s all I remember. They were good obviously,” Turgeon said. “I just remember there were 18,000 Mason fans. I hope they don’t out draw us on Sunday. Hopefully the Terps will show up.”

Turgeon gets his chance to avenge on Sunday when Maryland (5-1) faces Mason (5-2) in the BB&T Classic.

Kdunleavy@washingtonexaminer.com

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