In a pivotal CAA matchup, the George Mason Patriots won their tenth consecutive home game in a 71-47 win over the Drexel Dragons.
Luke Hancock led the Patriots with 16 points and nine rebounds. Cam Long had 14 points, Ryan Pearson had 12 points and Andre Cornelius added 10.
For Drexel, Chris Fouch had 11 points off of the bench, making him the only Dragon in double figures. None of the starters scored in double figures.
Drexel entered the game giving up just 25 percent from the three-point line, third-best in the country, but the Patriots shot 40% from three to pull away early. There was also a huge discrepancy in free throw shooting; Mason made 29, while Drexel made only 12.
With the victory, Mason improves to 5-2 in CAA play and now has a two-game lead on Drexel, who could have tied them in the standings with a victory. The Patriots are now in a three-way tie with Old Dominion and James Madison for second in the conference behind VCU and Hofstra, who sit at 6-1.