HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Sherrod Wright scored 22 points with 11 rebounds and Jonathan Arledge had a career-high 19 points as George Mason led wire-to-wire in a 74-63 win over James Madison on Saturday, ending a two-game skid and sweeping the season series.
The Patriots (13-9, 6-4 Colonial Athletic Association) avoided their first three-game losing streak since the 2009-10 season. They defeated the Dukes for the ninth straight time, including 68-57 on Jan. 15, and snapped James Madison's four-game winning streak.
George Mason scored the first 11 points for its largest advantage and led 32-27 at halftime.
The Dukes (13-11, 7-4) got within one point twice, the last time at 62-61 with 4:19 remaining. Arledge answered with two free throws and Corey Edwards made one. After Devon Moore's foul shot closed the gap to 65-62 with 2:27 left, George Mason finished the game on a 9-1 run.
Moore's career-high 25 points led James Madison.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.