It wasn't easy, but the George Mason Patriots (21-6, 13-2) kept themselves in a three-way tie for first place in the CAA with a 75-69 win Saturday night over the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks (9-16, 5-10). The Patriots shot 51.8 percent from the floor (29 of 56) in winning their third straight game.
George Mason's balanced offensive attack paced them in the win. Sherrod Wright led all scorers with 16 points, with three other Patriots scoring in double figures. Ryan Pearson added 15 points, while Bryon Allen and Vertrail Vaughns each tallied 10.
Defensively, George Mason was able to capitalize on UNC-Wilmington's mistakes, scoring 18 points off 16 Seahawks turnovers.
Adam Smith led the Seahawks with 20 points. Keith Rendleman and Trevor Deloach chipped in 14 points apiece for UNCW.
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