George Mason 74, UMBC 63
Sherrod Wright scored a career-high 23 points to lead four
George Mason players in double figures as the Patriots defeated
Maryland-Baltimore County 74-63 Tuesday night.
Wright was 8 of 11 from the field for George Mason (6-3), while
Marko Gujanicic added 14 points, Jonathan Arledge 11 and Erik Copes
The Patriots led 21-4 after eight minutes, extending the lead to
30-11 with 4:04 left. The Retrievers closed out the half on a 9-0
run and Ryan Cook hit a 3-pointer to open the second half, making
After Copes and Wright answered with jumpers for George Mason,
UMBC again chipped away, trimming the lead to 45-39 on another Cook
trey with 13:59 to go. But UMBC could get no closer despite
shooting 54.8 percent in the second half (17 of 31).
Brett Roseboro scored 14 points, Chase Plummer added 13 and Cook
12 for the Retrievers (2-6).