George Mason 75, Lamar 71
Ryan Pearson scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and
George Mason held off Lamar in a 75-71 victory on Saturday.
Sherrod Wright finished with 13 points for George Mason (23-6),
which was hosting the Cardinals (17-10) as part of the Bracket
Brandon Davis led the Cardinals with 13 points and Devon Lamb
George Mason led by 13 points at halftime and pulled ahead by 17
with 15:28 left to play.
The Cardinals rallied and trailed by one when Mike James (10
points) got a steal and drove for a dunk that put Lamar up 69-68
with 3:21 to play.
George Mason’s Andre Cornelius responded with a three-pointer to
put the Patriots back in front and Bryon Allen’s jumper made it
73-69 with 2:08 left.