Scores

Final

George Mason 55

(5-2, 1-1 away)

Rhode Island 52

(1-6, 0-3 home)

Coverage: CCSN

8:00 PM ET, November 28, 2012

Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode Island

1 2 T
GMU 35 2055
URI 22 3052

Top Performers

George Mason: E. Copes 8 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

Rhode Island: X. Munford 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

George Mason 55, Rhode Island 52

Associated Press

KINGSTON, R.I. -- Sherrod Wright scored 14 points and Erik Copes grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds as George Mason blew a double-digit lead, then held on to beat Rhode Island 55-52 Wednesday night.

The Patriots (5-2) led by as many as 16 and 35-22 at halftime.

The Rams (1-6) pulled ahead 38-37 with 12:44 remaining, with Xavier Munford scoring eight points in the 16-2 run, but their lead lasted just 21 seconds.

The game was tied three more times before George Mason built a five-point lead, capped by a Wright layup with 3:09 left.

Rhode Island got within two, at 54-52 with 2:10 left, but missed its final three field goal attempts, including Nikola Malesevic's 3-point try with 3 seconds remaining.

George Mason had a 50-31 rebounding advantage, and its 19 offensive boards resulted in 22 second-chance points.

Munford's 24 points led the Rams, who made only 13 of 26 free throw attempts.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GMU
URI
Points 55 52
FG Made-Attempted 21-56 (.375) 17-51 (.333)
3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 5-18 (.278)
FT Made-Attempted 9-15 (.600) 13-26 (.500)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 16 4

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