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George Mason slips by Geo Washington 61-57 behind Kier's 26

NEW YORK (AP) Justin Kier scored 26 points to help fifth-seeded George Mason slip past 12th-seeded George Washington, 61-57, in the second round of the Atlantic 10 tournament on Thursday.

Otis Livingston II added 12 points for the Patriots (18-14).

George Mason will meet fourth-seeded St. Bonaventure in a quarterfinal game Friday. The teams split the regular season series, with each team winning on its home court.

The third matchup of the season between the programs - George Mason won the series opener, 62-55 on Jan. 26, and took the second game, 81-65, on Mar. 9 - was a taut affair from the opening tipoff. Mason's biggest lead was eight points, early in the first half, while the Colonials had a five point lead in the second half.

Armel Potter led George Washington (9-24) with 12 points. Justin Mazzulla finished with 10.

Trailing by two, 54-52, following Javier Langarica's two-handed jam, Livingston II responded first with a 3, then knocked down a jumper to put George Mason ahead by 57-54.

Javon Greene made two free throws to push the lead to 59-54.

Langarcia's dunk occurred with 3:22 left. The Colonials did not score again until Terry Nolan Jr.'s right side 3 with three seconds left cut the Patriots' lead to two, 59-57. But Jamal Hartwell II's drilled two free throws with two seconds left to seal the win.

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Key Players
J. Mazzulla
J. Kier
34.6 Min. Per Game 34.6
13.9 Pts. Per Game 13.9
2.5 Ast. Per Game 2.5
6.5 Reb. Per Game 6.5
40.1 Field Goal % 47.4
27.6 Three Point % 37.3
68.7 Free Throw % 76.2
+ 1 Jamal Hartwell II made 2nd of 2 free throws 2.0
+ 1 Jamal Hartwell II made 1st of 2 free throws 2.0
  Personal foul on Javier Langarica 2.0
+ 3 Terry Nolan Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Armel Potter 3.0
  Offensive rebound by George Washington 5.0
  Armel Potter missed layup 6.0
+ 1 Javon Greene made 2nd of 2 free throws 10.0
+ 1 Javon Greene made 1st of 2 free throws 10.0
  Personal foul on Armel Potter 10.0
  Offensive rebound by Javon Greene 14.0
  Otis Livingston II missed free throw 14.0
Team Stats
Points 57 61
Field Goals 21-60 (35.0%) 21-52 (40.4%)
3-Pointers 9-24 (37.5%) 6-19 (31.6%)
Free Throws 6-8 (75.0%) 13-18 (72.2%)
Total Rebounds 32 41
Offensive 5 8
Defensive 24 28
Team 3 5
Assists 14 10
Steals 7 5
Blocks 4 5
Turnovers 6 10
Fouls 14 12
Technicals 0 0
12 PTS, 4 AST
26 PTS, 8 REB, 5 AST
12T
away team logo George Wash. 9-24 312657
home team logo George Mason 18-14 313061
Team Stats
away team logo George Wash. 9-24 63.5 PPG 36.3 RPG 11.4 APG
home team logo George Mason 18-14 70.1 PPG 38.7 RPG 12.1 APG
Key Players
2
A. Potter G 6.0 PPG 1.5 RPG 2.1 APG 42.2 FG%
1
J. Kier G 14.5 PPG 6.5 RPG 2.6 APG 47.1 FG%
Top Scorers
A. Potter G 12 PTS 0 REB 4 AST
J. Kier G 26 PTS 8 REB 5 AST
35.0 FG% 40.4
37.5 3PT FG% 31.6
75.0 FT% 72.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Potter 12 0 4 4/8 2/4 2/2 1 24 3 0 0 0 0
J. Mazzulla 10 5 4 4/9 2/4 0/0 4 38 1 0 3 1 4
J. Williams 9 4 1 2/6 2/3 3/4 1 38 2 0 0 0 4
M. Jack 9 3 1 4/16 1/7 0/1 2 37 0 0 0 0 3
J. Langarica 9 12 0 4/12 0/1 1/1 4 37 0 4 1 2 10
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Potter 12 0 4 4/8 2/4 2/2 1 24 3 0 0 0 0
J. Mazzulla 10 5 4 4/9 2/4 0/0 4 38 1 0 3 1 4
J. Williams 9 4 1 2/6 2/3 3/4 1 38 2 0 0 0 4
M. Jack 9 3 1 4/16 1/7 0/1 2 37 0 0 0 0 3
J. Langarica 9 12 0 4/12 0/1 1/1 4 37 0 4 1 2 10
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Nolan Jr. 6 3 4 2/8 2/5 0/0 1 21 1 0 1 1 2
M. Littles 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 1 1 0
A. Mitola 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
D. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Sasser - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Toro - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Offurum - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 57 29 14 21/60 9/24 6/8 14 200 7 4 6 5 24
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Kier 26 8 5 10/14 1/3 5/5 2 39 1 0 3 0 8
O. Livingston II 12 4 2 4/16 3/8 1/3 0 35 1 0 1 3 1
J. Greene 7 2 0 1/4 1/4 4/4 3 20 1 1 2 1 1
G. Calixte 5 6 0 2/5 0/0 1/2 4 23 0 1 2 1 5
J. Miller 4 10 1 2/6 0/1 0/2 1 34 2 2 1 3 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Kier 26 8 5 10/14 1/3 5/5 2 39 1 0 3 0 8
O. Livingston II 12 4 2 4/16 3/8 1/3 0 35 1 0 1 3 1
J. Greene 7 2 0 1/4 1/4 4/4 3 20 1 1 2 1 1
G. Calixte 5 6 0 2/5 0/0 1/2 4 23 0 1 2 1 5
J. Miller 4 10 1 2/6 0/1 0/2 1 34 2 2 1 3 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Hartwell II 5 0 0 1/4 1/3 2/2 0 17 0 0 0 0 0
A. Wilson 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 2 7 0 1 0 0 0
J. Reuter 0 5 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 9 0 0 1 0 5
I. Boyd 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
G. Mar 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
J. Douglas-Stanley 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
J. Grayer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Garrett - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Tempchin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. DiClementi - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Samuels - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 61 36 10 21/52 6/19 13/18 12 200 5 5 10 8 28