George Mason uses late 22-2 run to beat Richmond 93-70
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) Marquise Moore had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Jalen Jenkins added 17 points and eight boards, and George Mason used a big second-half run to beat Richmond 93-70 on Tuesday night.
Richmond was within 67-63 with 6:03 left, but George Mason went on a 22-2 run to take an 89-65 lead with 1:08 to play. Otis Livingston II scored nine points during the run and Moore had eight.
Livingston finished with 17 points to become the 35th player for George Mason (18-8, 8-5 Atlantic 10) to reach 1,000 career points. Jaire Grayer added 13 and Karmari Newman 12.
Moore beat the halftime buzzer with a runner in the lane to give George Mason a 41-28 lead.
T.J. Cline had 21 points, six rebounds and five assists for Richmond (15-10, 9-4). Nick Sherod added 18 points, Khwan Fore 12 and ShawnDre’ Jones 10.
Richmond went on an 11-2 run, with six points from Cline, to pull to 57-52 with 11:27 left.