N. Iowa 82, George Mason 77
Marc Sonnen connected on seven 3-pointers and had 21 points to
lead Northern Iowa to an 82-77 overtime victory over George Mason,
snapping Patriots’ 14-game home winning streak.
Anthony James scored five of his 19 points in overtime and Seth
Tuttle hit six straight free throws in the game’s final 22 seconds
to seal the victory for the Panthers (6-3).
Tuttle finished with 18 points, going 12-for-14 from the foul
George Mason (6-4) got 20 points from Sherrod Wright, but was
undone by some costly miscues and inconsistent play from point
guards Bryon Allen and Corey Edwards. They combined for 21 points
but also had eight turnovers between them.
George Mason trailed 80-77 before Allen committed a turnover
with three seconds remaining in overtime. The Patriots’ Johnny
Williams was forced to immediately foul Tuttle, who hit his final
two free throws to provide the final margin.