FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) Shonn Miller and Robert Hatter each scored 21 points, and Miller added 13 rebounds, as Cornell defeated George Mason 68-60 in the season opener for both teams on Friday night.
Cornell, which won only two games last season and just one against a Division I foe, dominated George Mason on defense, holding the Patriots to 31-percent shooting, connecting on just six of their first 25 shots. George Mason closed to trail just 34-31 at the break, however.
Miller opened the second half with a 3, David Onuorah added a dunk and a Devin Cherry a layup to boost the lead to 10 in less than three minutes. Cornell led by 10 or more most of the second half.
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Cherry added nine points, 10 boards and seven assists for Big Red.
Patrick Holloway led George Mason with 22 points on 7-of-18 shooting, and Jalen Jenkins added 10.