No. 5 'Nova survives George Mason's upset bid

BY foxsports • November 19, 2009

Freshman Isaiah Armwood hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 17 seconds left, rallying No. 5 Villanova past George Mason 69-68 Thursday in the O'Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Armwood won it for the Wildcats (3-0) with his only shot of the game. He played just four minutes and came off the bench after Antonio Pena and Taylor King both fouled out.

George Mason (2-1) led by 13 points in the first half. The Patriots never trailed until late in the second half, but didn't get off a shot after Armwood's basket.

Scottie Reynolds scored 18 points and Corey Fisher had 17 for Villanova.

Ryan Pearson led the Patriots with 14 points and Cam Long added 13.

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