Livingston, Grayer combine for 51; George Mason wins 86-81
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) Otis Livingston II scored 26 points, Jaire Grayer had a career-high 25 and George Mason beat Saint Louis 86-81 on Saturday.
Livingston snapped a tie with six consecutive points to give the Patriots (9-9, 3-2 Atlantic 10) an 83-77 lead with a minute to go. Davell Roby responded with a 3-pointer and the Billikens (8-10, 1-4) used their pressure to get a turnover but Saint Louis missed three final 3-point attempts.
Greg Calixte added 11 points for George Mason, which shot 54 percent and made 9 of 20 from behind the arc. Livingston was averaging 26 points over his three previous games and hit that mark while dishing seven assists.
Roby made six of the Billikens’ 11 3-pointers and scored a career-high 27 points with Javon Bess adding 17 and Jordan Goodwin finishing with nine points, nine rebounds and 11 assists.
Saint Louis led 39-38 at halftime.