Grady with 17, Davidson holds on to beat George Mason 61-56

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Kellan Grady scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds as Davidson held on late to beat George Mason 61-56 on Wednesday night.

Jon Axel Gudmundsson added 13 points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals for the Wildcats (11-4, 2-0 Atlantic 10 Conference). Luke Frampton had nine points with four rebounds and three steals.

Gudmundsson made a 3-point play late in the first half for a 20-16 Wildcats lead and George Mason failed to score a field goal in the final four minutes as Davidson took a 23-17 lead into the break.

Grady sank two layups and a 3-pointer to open the second half, stretching Davidson’s lead to 30-19. George Mason trailed throughout the period, pulling to 48-47 with 7:31 to play and to 58-56 with 13 seconds left.

Justin Kier scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds — his third straight double-double and fifth in six games — to lead the Patriots (8-8, 2-1).