FAIRFAX, Va. -- Devon Saddler had a game-high 22 points and Jarvis Threatt got his first career double-double with 20 points and a career-high 10 boards to lead Delaware over George Mason 79-72 Saturday.
Saddler added eight boards to go along with his 30th straight game in double figures, while Josh Brinkley finished 6 of 7 with 17 points for Delaware (12-12, 7-4 Colonial Athletic Association).
George Mason (14-10, 7-5) would get as close as 35-31 on Erick Copes' jumper with 19:28 remaining, but Delaware went on a 10-2 run, capped by Threatt's 3-pointer and a Brinkley jumper, to lead 45-33 with 16:38 left to play.
After Marko Gujanicic's 3-pointer cut George Mason's deficit to 69-64 with 1:40 to go, Delaware went 6 of 6 from the foul line in the final 35 seconds to seal the victory.
Jonathan Arledge finished with a double-double, leading the Patriots with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.