Roger Mason Named ACC Men's Basketball Player Of The Week
Feb. 19, 2001
GREENSBORO, N.C. – University of Virginia guard Roger Mason, Jr., is the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for his play in Virginia’s victories over Duke and Florida State last week. The 6-5 sophomore from Silver Spring, Md., shot 52.0 percent (13-25) from the field, including 75.0 percent (6-8) from three-point range, and made all seven of his free throw attempts in the two games. He also had seven assists, one blocked shot and four turnovers in 74 minutes of action.
In Virginia’s 91-89 victory over third-ranked Duke at University Hall on February 14, Mason scored 20 points and tied his career-high with seven rebounds. The UVa victory ended Duke’s 24-game ACC road winning streak. Mason was 8-14 (57.1 percent) from the field, including 2-4 (50.0 percent) from three-point range, and made both of his free throw attempts in the game. He also had a team-high five assists and just one turnover in 36 minutes of playing time.
In UVa’s 69-66 win at Florida State on February 17, Mason’s three-point basket with one second remaining in the game provided the Cavaliers’ with their margin of victory. He scored a team-high 19 points in the game and had four rebounds. He was 5-11 (45.5 percent) from the field, including 4-4 from three-point range, and he made all five of his free throw attempts. His four three-point field goals in the game are a career high. Mason also had two assists, one blocked shot and three turnovers in a career-high 38 minutes of action.
Mason scored eight of Virginia’s last 10 points against Florida State as the Cavaliers rallied from a 64-59 deficit with 3:14 remaining to play to win the game. He also made a key defensive play on Florida State’s possession before his game-winning shot when he blocked a shot by the Seminoles’ Monte Cummings.
Virginia is 18-6 overall and 7-6 in the ACC.