George Mason vs Rhode Island

George Mason 55, Rhode Island 52

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KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) - Sherrod Wright scored 14 points and Erik Copes grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds as George Mason blew a double-digit lead, then held on to beat Rhode Island 55-52 Wednesday night.

The Patriots (5-2) led by as many as 16 and 35-22 at halftime.

The Rams (1-6) pulled ahead 38-37 with 12:44 remaining, with Xavier Munford scoring eight points in the 16-2 run, but their lead lasted just 21 seconds.

The game was tied three more times before George Mason built a five-point lead, capped by a Wright layup with 3:09 left.

Rhode Island got within two, at 54-52 with 2:10 left, but missed its final three field goal attempts, including Nikola Malesevic's 3-point try with 3 seconds remaining.

George Mason had a 50-31 rebounding advantage, and its 19 offensive boards resulted in 22 second-chance points.

Munford's 24 points led the Rams, who made only 13 of 26 free throw attempts.

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George Mason (5-2) «352055
Rhode Island (1-6)223052
 
George Mason Patriots
E. Copes, F-C294-90-111128
J. Williams, F131-32-22034
A. Okoloji, F80-20-02030
S. Wright, G355-114-770314
B. Allen, G291-43-42225
M. Gujanicic, F283-80-08127
V. Vaughns, G171-60-02142
V. Gray, F154-70-000210
C. Edwards, G120-10-02100
J. Arledge, F91-20-05312
P. Holloway, G51-30-10003
Total 21-569-155092255
 37.5%60.0% 
Rhode Island Rams
J. Hare, F320-11-22031
R. Brooks, F212-40-210024
X. Munford, G368-165-1142324
M. Powell, G364-132-224112
A. Malone, G251-70-14332
N. Malesevic, F240-63-40233
T. Buchanan, G101-21-22133
M. Aaman, F80-11-21021
A. Bigby, G-F81-10-01002
Total 17-5113-2631122052
 33.3%50.0% 
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Richmond8-819-14
La Salle7-915-16
St. Bona.6-1018-15
Rhode Island5-1114-18
Duquesne5-1113-17
George Mason4-1211-20
Fordham2-1410-21
 
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