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George Washington Vs. George Mason: Patriots Use Early Run To Pull Away And Defeat Colonials

After both teams failed to go on an established run in the first half, George Mason opened the second half with a 9-0 run to jump out to a 37-26 lead, the first double-digit lead of the game.

The Patriots' run was keyed in part by getting to the foul line. Before the halfway point of the second half, the Patriots were already in the bonus and got to the double bonus with eight minutes left in the game. In all the Patriots got to the line 33 times and connected on 23.

On the other end, the Patriots defense snuffed out any hope for a comeback after their early run. The Colonials were held scoreless for the first 5:16 of the second half and were never able to get in a rhythm, shooting 31.1 percent from the field and only connecting on 3 of 19 three point attempts. All ten George Washington players who received playing time made at least one shot, but Tony Taylor was the only Colonial who reached double digits, scoring 11 points.

The win brings the Patriots to 5-2 on the season as they prepare for their first conference game against UNC Wilmington on Saturday. George Washington falls to 2-4 and now has to prepare for another game against a local squad, as they get ready to take on Navy on Sunday.