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

it 30-23.

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).