21 Mason Bates
21 Mason Bates
Height: 6-5
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cookeville, Tenn.
High School: Cookeville
Position: G
gp 27
pts/g 14.0
fg % 47.9
3pt % 31.6
ft % 82.0
reb/g 6.0
a/g 2.6

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.  

HONORS: 

  • Eagle Scholar

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.  He graduated with a his undergraduate degree in business management with a minor in accounting and is now working toward his MBA.  He plans to pursue a career in finance.

Recent Games
Feb 13 at Anderson (S.C.) W, 96-70
Feb 16 at Catawba L, 90-75
Feb 20 Tusculum L, 79-65
Feb 23 #10 Queens (N.C.) L, 102-88
Mar 2 at Newberry W, 89-78
Mar 6 at #6/7 Queens (N.C.) L, 84-75
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 27 19
Games started 26 18
Minutes 741 527
Minutes per game 27.4 27.7
FG 116-242 80-171
FG Pct 47.9 46.8
3PT 24-76 17-48
3PT Pct 31.6 35.4
FT 123-150 80-99
FT Pct 82.0 80.8
Off rebounds 38 28
Def rebounds 124 91
Total rebounds 162 119
Rebounds per game 6.0 6.3
Personal fouls 79 55
Disqualifications 4 3
Assists 71 42
Turnovers 78 57
Assist to turnover ratio 0.9 0.7
Steals 25 14
Blocks 11 6
Points 379 257
Points per game 14.0 13.5
Points per 40 min 20.5 19.5
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 9 at Southern Wesleyan W, 67-50 1 30 5-11 45.5 1-4 25.0 6-7 85.7 17
Nov 10 vs. Lander W, 77-65 1 33 6-13 46.2 2-7 28.6 12-15 80.0 26
Nov 14 Lees-McRae W, 108-77 1 23 6-10 60.0 2-5 40.0 2-2 100.0 16
Nov 17 at King (Tenn.) W, 87-86 1 29 4-9 44.4 0-3 0.0 4-4 100.0 12
Nov 21 Tenn. Wesleyan W, 81-73 1 21 2-6 33.3 0-2 0.0 2-3 66.7 6
Nov 28 at Lincoln Memorial L, 90-68 1 22 1-5 20.0 0-1 0.0 5-6 83.3 7
Dec 1 at Wingate L, 82-62 1 36 2-9 22.2 0-2 0.0 6-6 100.0 10
Dec 5 Lenoir-Rhyne L, 78-62 1 30 5-8 62.5 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 11
Dec 8 Fort Valley St. W, 95-67 1 26 4-7 57.1 1-3 33.3 4-4 100.0 13
Dec 15 at Coker W, 79-63 1 31 7-11 63.6 1-3 33.3 7-7 100.0 22
Dec 19 at Mars Hill L, 87-74 1 29 5-8 62.5 0-1 0.0 2-5 40.0 12
Jan 2 Virginia-Wise W, 90-83 1 26 4-9 44.4 0-3 0.0 7-8 87.5 15
Jan 5 Catawba L, 81-64 1 25 3-8 37.5 2-4 50.0 7-9 77.8 15
Jan 9 Anderson (S.C.) W, 87-79 1 33 5-16 31.3 2-5 40.0 2-2 100.0 14
Jan 12 at #9 Queens (N.C.) L, 81-77 1 34 0-8 0.0 0-2 0.0 5-8 62.5 5
Jan 16 at Tusculum L, 63-49 1 22 0-6 0.0 0-2 0.0 2-2 100.0 2
Jan 19 Newberry W, 112-105 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 21 Johnson C. Smith L, 85-71 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 26 Wingate L, 76-74 - 24 2-5 40.0 1-1 100.0 4-4 100.0 9
Jan 30 Lincoln Memorial W, 79-75 1 30 5-15 33.3 2-7 28.6 10-10 100.0 22
Feb 2 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 100-91 1 33 8-14 57.1 2-6 33.3 4-5 80.0 22
Feb 6 Mars Hill W, 85-73 1 30 6-7 85.7 2-3 66.7 4-5 80.0 18
Feb 9 Coker W, 75-73 1 22 5-6 83.3 1-1 100.0 4-6 66.7 15
Feb 13 at Anderson (S.C.) W, 96-70 1 25 6-9 66.7 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 13
Feb 16 at Catawba L, 90-75 1 19 4-6 66.7 2-2 100.0 4-4 100.0 14
Feb 20 Tusculum L, 79-65 1 30 4-10 40.0 0-1 0.0 5-6 83.3 13
Feb 23 #10 Queens (N.C.) L, 102-88 1 19 6-11 54.5 0-1 0.0 2-4 50.0 14
Mar 2 at Newberry W, 89-78 1 33 6-9 66.7 0-1 0.0 7-10 70.0 19
Mar 6 at #6/7 Queens (N.C.) L, 84-75 1 26 5-6 83.3 1-1 100.0 6-8 75.0 17
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 9 at Southern Wesleyan W, 67-50 1 30 1 7 8 2 3 0.7 1 0 2 -
Nov 10 vs. Lander W, 77-65 1 33 0 4 4 5 2 2.5 1 0 3 -
Nov 14 Lees-McRae W, 108-77 1 23 1 2 3 4 1 4.0 5 0 1 -
Nov 17 at King (Tenn.) W, 87-86 1 29 0 3 3 3 5 0.6 0 0 2 0
Nov 21 Tenn. Wesleyan W, 81-73 1 21 0 5 5 5 2 2.5 0 1 4 -
Nov 28 at Lincoln Memorial L, 90-68 1 22 0 3 3 1 6 0.2 0 1 5 1
Dec 1 at Wingate L, 82-62 1 36 1 9 10 0 5 0.0 2 0 2 -
Dec 5 Lenoir-Rhyne L, 78-62 1 30 0 6 6 3 4 0.8 2 0 1 -
Dec 8 Fort Valley St. W, 95-67 1 26 2 2 4 4 1 4.0 0 2 3 -
Dec 15 at Coker W, 79-63 1 31 0 9 9 2 3 0.7 0 2 3 -
Dec 19 at Mars Hill L, 87-74 1 29 1 2 3 0 4 0.0 1 0 4 -
Jan 2 Virginia-Wise W, 90-83 1 26 3 7 10 5 4 1.3 2 1 5 1
Jan 5 Catawba L, 81-64 1 25 3 3 6 3 0 - 0 0 5 1
Jan 9 Anderson (S.C.) W, 87-79 1 33 1 6 7 6 2 3.0 0 0 3 -
Jan 12 at #9 Queens (N.C.) L, 81-77 1 34 1 7 8 4 3 1.3 1 0 5 1
Jan 16 at Tusculum L, 63-49 1 22 1 1 2 1 0 - 1 0 3 -
Jan 19 Newberry W, 112-105 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 21 Johnson C. Smith L, 85-71 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 26 Wingate L, 76-74 - 24 1 3 4 3 3 1.0 1 0 2 -
Jan 30 Lincoln Memorial W, 79-75 1 30 1 7 8 3 2 1.5 0 2 4 -
Feb 2 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 100-91 1 33 2 4 6 2 1 2.0 2 0 3 -
Feb 6 Mars Hill W, 85-73 1 30 2 6 8 3 5 0.6 1 0 2 -
Feb 9 Coker W, 75-73 1 22 3 2 5 1 1 1.0 1 0 3 -
Feb 13 at Anderson (S.C.) W, 96-70 1 25 3 9 12 2 5 0.4 0 0 1 0
Feb 16 at Catawba L, 90-75 1 19 2 3 5 2 1 2.0 0 0 3 -
Feb 20 Tusculum L, 79-65 1 30 1 4 5 3 6 0.5 0 0 1 -
Feb 23 #10 Queens (N.C.) L, 102-88 1 19 2 3 5 3 3 1.0 0 0 4 -
Mar 2 at Newberry W, 89-78 1 33 3 4 7 0 3 0.0 2 1 1 -
Mar 6 at #6/7 Queens (N.C.) L, 84-75 1 26 3 3 6 1 3 0.3 2 1 4 -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 27 26 27.4 4.3-9.0 47.9 0.9-2.8 31.6 4.6-5.6 82.0 14.0
Conference 19 18 27.7 4.2-9.0 46.8 0.9-2.5 35.4 4.2-5.2 80.8 13.5
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 13 12 26.1 4.4-9.1 48.3 1.1-3.0 35.9 4.1-4.8 84.1 13.9
Away 13 13 28.4 4.1-8.5 47.7 0.6-2.3 26.7 4.5-5.5 80.6 13.2
Neutral 1 1 33.0 6.0-13.0 46.2 2.0-7.0 28.6 12.0-15.0 80.0 26.0
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Wins 14 14 28.0 5.1-9.9 51.4 1.1-3.5 30.6 5.1-5.9 85.5 16.3
Losses 13 12 26.8 3.5-8.0 43.3 0.7-2.1 33.3 4.0-5.2 77.6 11.6
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November 6 6 26.3 4.0-9.0 44.4 0.8-3.7 22.7 5.2-6.2 83.8 14.0
December 5 5 30.4 4.6-8.6 53.5 0.6-2.4 25.0 3.8-4.4 86.4 13.6
January 7 6 27.7 2.7-9.6 28.4 1.0-3.4 29.2 5.3-6.1 86.0 11.7
February 7 7 25.4 5.6-9.0 61.9 1.1-2.3 50.0 3.3-4.3 76.7 15.6
March 2 2 29.5 5.5-7.5 73.3 0.5-1.0 50.0 6.5-9.0 72.2 18.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 27 26 741 116-242 47.9 24-76 31.6 123-150 82.0 379
Conference 19 18 527 80-171 46.8 17-48 35.4 80-99 80.8 257
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 13 12 339 57-118 48.3 14-39 35.9 53-63 84.1 181
Away 13 13 369 53-111 47.7 8-30 26.7 58-72 80.6 172
Neutral 1 1 33 6-13 46.2 2-7 28.6 12-15 80.0 26
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Wins 14 14 392 71-138 51.4 15-49 30.6 71-83 85.5 228
Losses 13 12 349 45-104 43.3 9-27 33.3 52-67 77.6 151
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November 6 6 158 24-54 44.4 5-22 22.7 31-37 83.8 84
December 5 5 152 23-43 53.5 3-12 25.0 19-22 86.4 68
January 7 6 194 19-67 28.4 7-24 29.2 37-43 86.0 82
February 7 7 178 39-63 61.9 8-16 50.0 23-30 76.7 109
March 2 2 59 11-15 73.3 1-2 50.0 13-18 72.2 36
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 27 26 27.4 6.3-13.1 47.9 1.3-4.1 31.6 6.6-8.1 82.0 20.5
Conference 19 18 27.7 6.1-13.0 46.8 1.3-3.6 35.4 6.1-7.5 80.8 19.5
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 13 12 26.1 6.7-13.9 48.3 1.7-4.6 35.9 6.3-7.4 84.1 21.4
Away 13 13 28.4 5.7-12.0 47.7 0.9-3.3 26.7 6.3-7.8 80.6 18.6
Neutral 1 1 33.0 7.3-15.8 46.2 2.4-8.5 28.6 14.5-18.2 80.0 31.5
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Wins 14 14 28.0 7.2-14.1 51.4 1.5-5.0 30.6 7.2-8.5 85.5 23.3
Losses 13 12 26.8 5.2-11.9 43.3 1.0-3.1 33.3 6.0-7.7 77.6 17.3
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November 6 6 26.3 6.1-13.7 44.4 1.3-5.6 22.7 7.8-9.4 83.8 21.3
December 5 5 30.4 6.1-11.3 53.5 0.8-3.2 25.0 5.0-5.8 86.4 17.9
January 7 6 27.7 3.9-13.8 28.4 1.4-4.9 29.2 7.6-8.9 86.0 16.9
February 7 7 25.4 8.8-14.2 61.9 1.8-3.6 50.0 5.2-6.7 76.7 24.5
March 2 2 29.5 7.5-10.2 73.3 0.7-1.4 50.0 8.8-12.2 72.2 24.4
  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 26 27.4 1.4 4.6 6.0 2.9 0.1 2.6 2.9 0.9 0.9 0.4
Conference 19 18 27.7 1.5 4.8 6.3 2.9 0.2 2.2 3.0 0.7 0.7 0.3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 13 12 26.1 1.5 4.3 5.8 2.9 0.2 3.5 2.6 1.4 0.9 0.5
Away 13 13 28.4 1.4 4.9 6.3 2.9 0.2 1.5 3.2 0.5 0.9 0.4
Neutral 1 1 33.0 0.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 - 5.0 2.0 2.5 1.0 0.0
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Wins 14 14 28.0 1.4 5.2 6.6 2.6 0.1 3.2 2.8 1.2 0.9 0.6
Losses 13 12 26.8 1.4 3.9 5.3 3.2 0.2 2.0 3.0 0.7 0.9 0.2
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November 6 6 26.3 0.3 4.0 4.3 2.8 0.2 3.3 3.2 1.1 1.2 0.3
December 5 5 30.4 0.8 5.6 6.4 2.6 - 1.8 3.4 0.5 1.0 0.8
January 7 6 27.7 1.6 4.9 6.4 3.9 0.4 3.6 2.0 1.8 0.7 0.4
February 7 7 25.4 2.1 4.4 6.6 2.4 0.0 2.3 3.1 0.7 0.6 0.0
March 2 2 29.5 3.0 3.5 6.5 2.5 - 0.5 3.0 0.2 2.0 1.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 27 26 741 38 124 162 79 4 71 78 0.9 25 11
Conference 19 18 527 28 91 119 55 3 42 57 0.7 14 6
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 13 12 339 20 56 76 38 2 46 34 1.4 12 6
Away 13 13 369 18 64 82 38 2 20 42 0.5 12 5
Neutral 1 1 33 0 4 4 3 - 5 2 2.5 1 0
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Wins 14 14 392 20 73 93 37 1 45 39 1.2 13 9
Losses 13 12 349 18 51 69 42 3 26 39 0.7 12 2
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November 6 6 158 2 24 26 17 1 20 19 1.1 7 2
December 5 5 152 4 28 32 13 - 9 17 0.5 5 4
January 7 6 194 11 34 45 27 3 25 14 1.8 5 3
February 7 7 178 15 31 46 17 0 16 22 0.7 4 0
March 2 2 59 6 7 13 5 - 1 6 0.2 4 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 26 27.4 2.1 6.7 8.7 4.3 0.2 3.8 4.2 0.9 1.3 0.6
Conference 19 18 27.7 2.1 6.9 9.0 4.2 0.2 3.2 4.3 0.7 1.1 0.5
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 13 12 26.1 2.4 6.6 9.0 4.5 0.2 5.4 4.0 1.4 1.4 0.7
Away 13 13 28.4 2.0 6.9 8.9 4.1 0.2 2.2 4.6 0.5 1.3 0.5
Neutral 1 1 33.0 0.0 4.8 4.8 3.6 0.0 6.1 2.4 2.5 1.2 0.0
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Wins 14 14 28.0 2.0 7.4 9.5 3.8 0.1 4.6 4.0 1.2 1.3 0.9
Losses 13 12 26.8 2.1 5.8 7.9 4.8 0.3 3.0 4.5 0.7 1.4 0.2
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November 6 6 26.3 0.5 6.1 6.6 4.3 0.3 5.1 4.8 1.1 1.8 0.5
December 5 5 30.4 1.1 7.4 8.4 3.4 0.0 2.4 4.5 0.5 1.3 1.1
January 7 6 27.7 2.3 7.0 9.3 5.6 0.6 5.2 2.9 1.8 1.0 0.6
February 7 7 25.4 3.4 7.0 10.3 3.8 0.0 3.6 4.9 0.7 0.9 0.0
March 2 2 29.5 4.1 4.7 8.8 3.4 0.0 0.7 4.1 0.2 2.7 1.4