21 Mason Bates
21 Mason Bates
Height: 6-5
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
Hometown: Cookeville, Tenn.
High School: Cookeville
Position: G
Major: Education
gp 27
pts/g 9.9
fg % 52.8
3pt % 51.9
ft % 79.3
reb/g 5.6
a/g 3.2

2017-18: Bates appeared in 27 games with two starts in his redshirt junior campaign.  He was C-N's fifth leading scoring with 9.9 points per game.  A frequent stat-sheet stuffer, Bates was second on the team with 5.6 rebounds, third in assists with 86 and fourth in blocks with 17. Bates scored in double figures 13 times, leading C-N to a 12-1 record when he topped 10 points.  He reset his career high for scoring agaisnt Tusculum (2/14) on Valentine's day with a 26-point effort in Holf Fieldhouse.  He was 6-of-12 from the field that day and went a career-high 12-for-14 from the free throw line.  Bates also pulled in the first three double-doubles of his career. The first came against Lee (11/25) with a 16-point, 10-board effort.  He had Carson-Newman's first double-double with points and assists in 11 years against Lenoir-Rhyne (12/16) and came within a rebound of a triple-double that day.  His final one came against Catawba (2/17) and was aided by a career-high 13 boards.  He also handed out at least five assists on a sextet of occasions. He knocked down a career-high five threes against Mars Hill (11/29). 

2016-17: Appered in four games before tearing his labrum and sitting out the rest of the year with a medical redshirt.  He averaged 6.8 points per game and three rebounds.  His top effort came in the Eagles' upset of LMU (11/22) with 10 points.  

2015-16: Bates was Carson-Newman's sixth-leading scorer as a sophomore.  He averaged 8.5 points per game to go along with 3.4 rebounds per contest.  He shot 51 percent from the field and 39 percent from three to go along with a 72.1 percent effort at the charity stripe.  Bates topped double digits in 11 games for C-N as a sophomore including a career high 20 against Mars Hill (2/3).  The Eagles were 9-2 when he scored at least 10.  He snagged at least five rebounds on nine occasions, topping out with a career high of eight in that same game against the Lions.  He dished out a career best seven assists in the Eagles' upset victory over No. 20 Lenoir-Rhyne (12/19).  Bates led Carson-Newman in steals on eight occasions and had a career high four pilfers in a game against No. 15 Queens (1/30). 

2014-15: Bates was Carson-Newman's sixth-leading scorer as a freshman. He appeared in 30 games and started 23, missing two because of a concussion.  Bates shot 40 percent from the field and 30 percent from three en route to averagine 6.0 points per game. He also averaged 3.3 rebounds and dished out 2.4 assists per game. He connected on 76 percent of his free throws. Bates finished the year with six double-digit scoring efforts.  He hit has career high of 15 twice, against Tusculum (1/21) and Mars Hill (1/7).  Carson-Newman was 4-2 when he crested 10 points. Bates snagged five or more rebounds on seven occasions, including a seven rebound effort twice, once against Lenoir-Rhyne (2/7) and agaub against Tusculum (11/19).  He led the Eagles in assists on eight occasions and had a career high six helpers in his second career game against Mount Olive (11/15). 

High School:  A 6-4, 200-pound guard, averaged 14 points, 7.0 boards and 4.8 assists in his senior season for the Cavaliers. He canned 50 percent of his shots and 36 percent of his threes his senior year.  He earned All-Discrict accolades while dishing out 100 assists.  Was also an All-Region selection and BCAT East/West All Star Game participan.  Cookeville earned a regular season district championship his senior year. As a junior, he earned Watertown Christmas Classic honors and won the Newcomer of the Year award for the league.  He helped Cookeville to a district regular season and tournament championship and helped Cheatham County to a regional title in his junior season.

Personal: Bates is a member of the Beta Club and a National Science and Bible award winner.  He's the son of Lee and Barbara Bates.  His sister, Destinee played basketball for Tusculum and his cousin Tyler Jacquess played basketball for Tennessee Wesleyan.  Bates plans to major in education.

Recent Games
Feb 17 at Catawba W, 104-89
Feb 21 at Lincoln Memorial L, 89-77
Feb 24 Wingate W, 80-76
Feb 28 Newberry W, 102-82
Mar 3 vs. Queens (N.C.) L, 92-73
Mar 10 vs. Clayton St. L, 75-69
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 27 19
Games started 2 2
Minutes 537 383
Minutes per game 19.9 20.2
FG 86-163 65-117
FG Pct 52.8 55.6
3PT 27-52 18-36
3PT Pct 51.9 50.0
FT 69-87 49-64
FT Pct 79.3 76.6
Off rebounds 30 21
Def rebounds 122 89
Total rebounds 152 110
Rebounds per game 5.6 5.8
Personal fouls 59 40
Disqualifications 1 1
Assists 86 68
Turnovers 44 27
Assist to turnover ratio 2.0 2.5
Steals 17 9
Blocks 5 4
Points 268 197
Points per game 9.9 10.4
Points per 40 min 20.0 20.6
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 2 at Tennessee L, 86-44 1 34 1-8 12.5 0-4 0.0 1-2 50.0 3
Nov 10 vs. Lander W, 82-78 - 28 3-8 37.5 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 6
Nov 11 vs. Southern Wesleyan W, 95-68 - 12 5-6 83.3 3-4 75.0 0-0 - 13
Nov 15 at Virginia-Wise W, 88-65 - 22 2-6 33.3 2-4 50.0 4-4 100.0 10
Nov 18 King (Tenn.) W, 92-91 - 18 3-7 42.9 2-2 100.0 4-5 80.0 12
Nov 25 Lee W, 79-56 - 23 4-5 80.0 1-1 100.0 6-7 85.7 15
Nov 26 Columbus St. W, 99-69 - 14 2-4 50.0 0-1 0.0 1-1 100.0 5
Nov 29 Mars Hill W, 92-64 - 19 5-6 83.3 5-6 83.3 1-2 50.0 16
Dec 2 at Newberry L, 75-70 - 22 3-8 37.5 0-0 - 6-9 66.7 12
Dec 6 at Anderson (S.C.) W, 81-65 1 20 2-6 33.3 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 5
Dec 9 Coker W, 109-86 - 12 0-2 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Dec 13 at Queens (N.C.) L, 92-81 - 16 3-5 60.0 0-1 0.0 3-3 100.0 9
Dec 16 Lenoir-Rhyne W, 90-83 - 27 4-9 44.4 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 10
Dec 19 Limestone W, 84-72 - 20 1-3 33.3 1-1 100.0 4-4 100.0 7
Jan 2 at Johnson C. Smith W, 83-79 - 17 1-7 14.3 0-2 0.0 1-2 50.0 3
Jan 6 Catawba W, 101-75 - 16 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Jan 10 at Tusculum W, 91-86 - 23 3-4 75.0 1-2 50.0 8-8 100.0 15
Jan 13 at Wingate W, 81-66 - 22 3-9 33.3 1-1 100.0 1-2 50.0 8
Jan 17 Lincoln Memorial L, 108-69 - 19 1-3 33.3 0-1 0.0 2-4 50.0 4
Jan 20 Newberry W, 109-87 - 20 4-6 66.7 1-2 50.0 2-2 100.0 11
Jan 24 at Mars Hill L, 78-77 - 25 4-7 57.1 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 9
Jan 27 at Coker W, 104-92 - 19 5-6 83.3 1-2 50.0 3-5 60.0 14
Jan 31 Anderson (S.C.) W, 112-81 - 17 4-5 80.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 8
Feb 3 at Lenoir-Rhyne W, 89-79 - 27 6-10 60.0 0-0 - 5-5 100.0 17
Feb 10 Queens (N.C.) L, 82-66 - 10 3-3 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 6
Feb 14 Tusculum W, 112-103 - 26 6-12 50.0 2-5 40.0 12-14 85.7 26
Feb 17 at Catawba W, 104-89 - 30 5-8 62.5 2-2 100.0 6-9 66.7 18
Feb 21 at Lincoln Memorial L, 89-77 1 13 4-6 66.7 1-2 50.0 0-1 0.0 9
Feb 24 Wingate W, 80-76 - - - - - - - - -
Feb 28 Newberry W, 102-82 - - - - - - - - -
Mar 3 vs. Queens (N.C.) L, 92-73 - - - - - - - - -
Mar 10 vs. Clayton St. L, 75-69 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 2 at Tennessee L, 86-44 1 34 0 8 8 5 3 1.7 0 0 1 -
Nov 10 vs. Lander W, 82-78 - 28 2 5 7 2 2 1.0 0 0 2 0
Nov 11 vs. Southern Wesleyan W, 95-68 - 12 1 2 3 3 3 1.0 2 0 4 0
Nov 15 at Virginia-Wise W, 88-65 - 22 0 5 5 1 0 - 0 0 1 -
Nov 18 King (Tenn.) W, 92-91 - 18 1 2 3 4 2 2.0 0 0 3 -
Nov 25 Lee W, 79-56 - 23 0 10 10 3 2 1.5 2 0 2 -
Nov 26 Columbus St. W, 99-69 - 14 1 1 2 3 4 0.8 3 0 3 -
Nov 29 Mars Hill W, 92-64 - 19 1 1 2 8 1 8.0 2 0 1 -
Dec 2 at Newberry L, 75-70 - 22 3 2 5 4 3 1.3 0 0 4 -
Dec 6 at Anderson (S.C.) W, 81-65 1 20 1 7 8 1 2 0.5 0 0 1 0
Dec 9 Coker W, 109-86 - 12 1 5 6 3 1 3.0 1 0 2 -
Dec 13 at Queens (N.C.) L, 92-81 - 16 1 3 4 3 0 - 0 0 4 -
Dec 16 Lenoir-Rhyne W, 90-83 - 27 1 8 9 10 1 10.0 1 0 2 -
Dec 19 Limestone W, 84-72 - 20 0 1 1 2 1 2.0 0 1 0 -
Jan 2 at Johnson C. Smith W, 83-79 - 17 4 7 11 0 3 0.0 1 0 4 -
Jan 6 Catawba W, 101-75 - 16 0 5 5 5 2 2.5 0 0 0 -
Jan 10 at Tusculum W, 91-86 - 23 0 6 6 6 4 1.5 0 0 3 0
Jan 13 at Wingate W, 81-66 - 22 2 6 8 2 0 - 0 1 4 -
Jan 17 Lincoln Memorial L, 108-69 - 19 1 2 3 0 0 - 0 0 2 -
Jan 20 Newberry W, 109-87 - 20 3 3 6 5 1 5.0 1 0 3 -
Jan 24 at Mars Hill L, 78-77 - 25 0 4 4 0 0 - 1 1 0 -
Jan 27 at Coker W, 104-92 - 19 1 6 7 3 4 0.8 0 0 3 -
Jan 31 Anderson (S.C.) W, 112-81 - 17 0 5 5 3 1 3.0 0 0 5 1
Feb 3 at Lenoir-Rhyne W, 89-79 - 27 0 8 8 3 1 3.0 1 0 0 0
Feb 10 Queens (N.C.) L, 82-66 - 10 0 2 2 0 2 0.0 1 0 0 -
Feb 14 Tusculum W, 112-103 - 26 3 4 7 6 1 6.0 0 1 3 -
Feb 17 at Catawba W, 104-89 - 30 3 10 13 4 3 1.3 0 0 1 -
Feb 21 at Lincoln Memorial L, 89-77 1 13 0 2 2 2 0 - 1 1 2 0
Feb 24 Wingate W, 80-76 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 28 Newberry W, 102-82 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 3 vs. Queens (N.C.) L, 92-73 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 10 vs. Clayton St. L, 75-69 - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 27 2 19.9 3.2-6.0 52.8 1.0-1.9 51.9 2.6-3.2 79.3 9.9
Conference 19 2 20.2 3.4-6.2 55.6 0.9-1.9 50.0 2.6-3.4 76.6 10.4
Exhibition 1 1 34.0 1.0-8.0 12.5 0.0-4.0 0.0 1.0-2.0 50.0 3.0
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Home 13 - 18.5 2.8-5.2 55.2 1.1-1.9 56.0 2.5-3.0 82.1 9.2
Away 12 2 21.3 3.4-6.8 50.0 0.8-1.8 45.5 3.1-4.0 77.1 10.8
Neutral 2 - 20.0 4.0-7.0 57.1 1.5-2.5 60.0 0.0-0.0 - 9.5
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Wins 21 1 20.6 3.2-6.2 51.9 1.2-2.1 55.6 2.8-3.3 82.9 10.4
Losses 6 1 17.5 3.0-5.3 56.3 0.3-1.2 28.6 1.8-2.8 64.7 8.2
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November 7 - 19.4 3.4-6.0 57.1 1.9-2.7 68.4 2.3-2.7 84.2 11.0
December 6 1 19.5 2.2-5.5 39.4 0.7-1.7 40.0 2.2-2.7 81.3 7.2
January 9 - 19.8 2.8-5.4 51.0 0.6-1.6 35.7 1.9-2.6 73.9 8.0
February 5 1 21.2 4.8-7.8 61.5 1.0-1.8 55.6 4.6-5.8 79.3 15.2
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 27 2 537 86-163 52.8 27-52 51.9 69-87 79.3 268
Conference 19 2 383 65-117 55.6 18-36 50.0 49-64 76.6 197
Exhibition 1 1 34 1-8 12.5 0-4 0.0 1-2 50.0 3
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Home 13 - 241 37-67 55.2 14-25 56.0 32-39 82.1 120
Away 12 2 256 41-82 50.0 10-22 45.5 37-48 77.1 129
Neutral 2 - 40 8-14 57.1 3-5 60.0 0-0 - 19
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Wins 21 1 432 68-131 51.9 25-45 55.6 58-70 82.9 219
Losses 6 1 105 18-32 56.3 2-7 28.6 11-17 64.7 49
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November 7 - 136 24-42 57.1 13-19 68.4 16-19 84.2 77
December 6 1 117 13-33 39.4 4-10 40.0 13-16 81.3 43
January 9 - 178 25-49 51.0 5-14 35.7 17-23 73.9 72
February 5 1 106 24-39 61.5 5-9 55.6 23-29 79.3 76
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 27 2 19.9 6.4-12.1 52.8 2.0-3.9 51.9 5.1-6.5 79.3 20.0
Conference 19 2 20.2 6.8-12.2 55.6 1.9-3.8 50.0 5.1-6.7 76.6 20.6
Exhibition 1 1 34.0 1.2-9.4 12.5 0.0-4.7 0.0 1.2-2.4 50.0 3.5
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Home 13 - 18.5 6.1-11.1 55.2 2.3-4.1 56.0 5.3-6.5 82.1 19.9
Away 12 2 21.3 6.4-12.8 50.0 1.6-3.4 45.5 5.8-7.5 77.1 20.2
Neutral 2 - 20.0 8.0-14.0 57.1 3.0-5.0 60.0 0.0-0.0 - 19.0
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Wins 21 1 20.6 6.3-12.1 51.9 2.3-4.2 55.6 5.4-6.5 82.9 20.3
Losses 6 1 17.5 6.9-12.2 56.3 0.8-2.7 28.6 4.2-6.5 64.7 18.7
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November 7 - 19.4 7.1-12.4 57.1 3.8-5.6 68.4 4.7-5.6 84.2 22.6
December 6 1 19.5 4.4-11.3 39.4 1.4-3.4 40.0 4.4-5.5 81.3 14.7
January 9 - 19.8 5.6-11.0 51.0 1.1-3.1 35.7 3.8-5.2 73.9 16.2
February 5 1 21.2 9.1-14.7 61.5 1.9-3.4 55.6 8.7-10.9 79.3 28.7
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 27 2 19.9 1.1 4.5 5.6 2.2 0.0 3.2 1.6 2.0 0.6 0.2
Conference 19 2 20.2 1.1 4.7 5.8 2.1 0.1 3.6 1.4 2.5 0.5 0.2
Exhibition 1 1 34.0 0.0 8.0 8.0 1.0 - 5.0 3.0 1.7 0.0 0.0
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Home 13 - 18.5 0.9 3.8 4.7 2.0 0.1 4.0 1.5 2.7 0.8 0.2
Away 12 2 21.3 1.3 5.5 6.8 2.3 0.0 2.4 1.7 1.4 0.3 0.3
Neutral 2 - 20.0 1.5 3.5 5.0 3.0 0.0 2.5 2.5 1.0 1.0 0.0
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Wins 21 1 20.6 1.2 5.1 6.3 2.2 0.0 3.7 1.9 2.0 0.7 0.1
Losses 6 1 17.5 0.8 2.5 3.3 2.0 0.0 1.5 0.8 1.8 0.5 0.3
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November 7 - 19.4 0.9 3.7 4.6 2.3 0.0 3.4 2.0 1.7 1.3 0.0
December 6 1 19.5 1.2 4.3 5.5 2.2 0.0 3.8 1.3 2.9 0.3 0.2
January 9 - 19.8 1.2 4.9 6.1 2.7 0.1 2.7 1.7 1.6 0.3 0.2
February 5 1 21.2 1.2 5.2 6.4 1.2 0.0 3.0 1.4 2.1 0.6 0.4
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 27 2 537 30 122 152 59 1 86 44 2.0 17 5
Conference 19 2 383 21 89 110 40 1 68 27 2.5 9 4
Exhibition 1 1 34 0 8 8 1 - 5 3 1.7 0 0
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Home 13 - 241 12 49 61 26 1 52 19 2.7 11 2
Away 12 2 256 15 66 81 27 0 29 20 1.4 4 3
Neutral 2 - 40 3 7 10 6 0 5 5 1.0 2 0
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Wins 21 1 432 25 107 132 47 1 77 39 2.0 14 3
Losses 6 1 105 5 15 20 12 0 9 5 1.8 3 2
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November 7 - 136 6 26 32 16 0 24 14 1.7 9 0
December 6 1 117 7 26 33 13 0 23 8 2.9 2 1
January 9 - 178 11 44 55 24 1 24 15 1.6 3 2
February 5 1 106 6 26 32 6 0 15 7 2.1 3 2
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 27 2 19.9 2.2 9.1 11.3 4.4 0.1 6.4 3.3 2.0 1.3 0.4
Conference 19 2 20.2 2.2 9.3 11.5 4.2 0.1 7.1 2.8 2.5 0.9 0.4
Exhibition 1 1 34.0 0.0 9.4 9.4 1.2 0.0 5.9 3.5 1.7 0.0 0.0
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Home 13 - 18.5 2.0 8.1 10.1 4.3 0.2 8.6 3.2 2.7 1.8 0.3
Away 12 2 21.3 2.3 10.3 12.7 4.2 0.0 4.5 3.1 1.4 0.6 0.5
Neutral 2 - 20.0 3.0 7.0 10.0 6.0 0.0 5.0 5.0 1.0 2.0 0.0
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Wins 21 1 20.6 2.3 9.9 12.2 4.4 0.1 7.1 3.6 2.0 1.3 0.3
Losses 6 1 17.5 1.9 5.7 7.6 4.6 0.0 3.4 1.9 1.8 1.1 0.8
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November 7 - 19.4 1.8 7.6 9.4 4.7 0.0 7.1 4.1 1.7 2.6 0.0
December 6 1 19.5 2.4 8.9 11.3 4.4 0.0 7.9 2.7 2.9 0.7 0.3
January 9 - 19.8 2.5 9.9 12.4 5.4 0.2 5.4 3.4 1.6 0.7 0.4
February 5 1 21.2 2.3 9.8 12.1 2.3 0.0 5.7 2.6 2.1 1.1 0.8