George Mason 70, William & Mary 56
Andre Cornelius scored 20 points off the bench to help George
Mason beat William & Mary 70-56 on Monday in the return to
Colonial Athletic Association play for both teams.
Mike Morrison scored 14 points and Ryan Pearson added 11 points
for the Patriots (10-4, 2-0), winners of three straight. The
Patriots trailed the two-win Tribe by 10 points midway through the
first half and were down 29-22 with less than three minutes
remaining before intermission. Cornelius drilled two of his five
3-pointers and scored eight points during a closing 10-2 run as
George Mason led 32-31 at halftime.
The momentum continued in the second half as another Cornelius
bucket capped the run. The Tribe (2-12, 0-2) committed four of
their 18 turnovers in decisive stretch. The Patriots held the Tribe
without a point for over six minutes after halftime and without a
field goal for the opening 8:04.