Mason (toe) had 14 points (4-18 FG, 2-10 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds and three assists across 31 minutes in Tuesday's 73-69 victory over Iowa State.
Mason had been missing time off and on of late due to a toe injury, but started and barely missed a beat Tuesday. It's the shooting percentages that have suffered the most since the injury began to surface, as Mason is just 7-for-39 from the field and 2-for-16 from three-point range over the last three games. It remains to be seen if the pending return of King McClure (knee) will take some of the offensive pressure off the senior grad transfer and improve his efficiency numbers. From a pure volume standpoint, however, Mason is about as safe as they come. His ceiling was best illustrated by a 40-point effort Feb. 2 against TCU, showing what can happen when he begins to heat up.