After overcoming a very tough start, the George Mason Patriots were able to seize control and dominate Georgia State to win 68-45 and advance to the CAA semi finals.
The Patriots started out sluggish, trailing 27-16 around the 7 minute mark of the first half. At that point, the Patriots began to take over. They climbed back into the game in the waning moments of the first half, and went into the locker room regaining the lead 31-29.
In the second half, it was all Mason. After holding on to their lead early in the second half, the Patriots went on a dominating 19-0 run that seemingly ended the game for Mason. It was a spirit crusher for Georgia State and from there, the game was salted away in the final seven minutes of the half.
Mason was able to get good offensive production from up and down the roster, as usual. Cam Long led the Patriots with 15 points, followed by Andre Cornelius and Ryan Pearson with 12 and 11 points respectively.
The Patriots will await the winner of this afternoon's game between VCU and Drexel.