NCAA Game Summary - George Mason vs. Richmond|
(Saturday, December 22)
Final Score: George Mason 67, Richmond 64
Richmond, VA (Sports Network) - Sherrod Wright hit a buzzer beating 3-
pointer to give the George Mason Patriots a 67-64 victory over the Richmond
Spiders in the Governor's Holiday Hoops Classic at Richmond Coliseum.
Wright scored 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field, including 4-of-5
from 3-point range, for George Mason (7-4), which has won two of its last
three games. Corey Edwards added 13 points and recorded the assist on the
Darien Brothers scored 20 points for the Spiders (9-4), who lost their second
in a row after a five-game win streak. Brothers was 5-of-7 from beyond the arc
and pulled down five rebounds. Derrick Williams tallied 14 points and seven
rebounds in the loss.
Richmond led 41-32 at halftime after knocking down 8-of-11 3-point attempts in
the first half.
The Patriots came out strong in the second half and after trailing by 12
points at the 7:31 mark, closed out the game on an 18-3 run which ended with
Wright's game winner.
A layup by Cedrick Lindsay for Richmond tied the game at 64-64 with 20 seconds
remaining. A foul by the Spiders stopped the clock with five seconds left,
giving the Patriots one last shot. Wright pulled up for the last shot to give
George Mason the come-from-behind win in dramatic fashion.
The Patriots dominated inside, outscoring the Spiders 26-16 in the paint.
12/22 18:54:58 ET