With a chance to play in the Final of the Charleston Classic on the line, the George Mason Patriots are keeping pace and within striking distance of the N.C. State Wolfpack.
Scott Wood of the Wolfpack is the leading scorer at halftime with 12 points, but N.C. State's Ryan Harrow and George Mason's Cam Long are just behind with 11.
George Mason sophomore Luke Hancock also continues to develop for the Patriots as they put their undefeated 2-0 record on the line against the local ACC opponent. Hancock has seven points at halftime.
It's never too early to start thinking about the postseason, and a win tonight would be huge for the Patriots. They joined this tournament with the opportunity to strengthen their resume for a potential entrance into the NCAA Tournament. A win tonight would guarantee them a spot in the Final against a somewhat familiar opponent: the Georgetown Hoyas, who defeated Wofford earlier today.