George Mason 67, William & Mary 58
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP)—Jon Larranaga scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half to help George Mason snap a three-game losing streak with a 67-58 victory over William & Mary Saturday night.
George Mason (9-8, 4-4 Colonial Athletic Association) trailed by as many as nine in the second half before going on a 14-0 run that gave the Patriots a 55-47 lead with 3:41 to play.
Adam Hess led the Tribe (6-9, 2-5) with 17 points, most of them coming before the Patriots switched to a zone defense that held William & Mary without a field goal for more than six minutes while the Patriots made their decisive run.
The Tribe shot just 3-for-20 from 3-point range.
William & Mary, which has not won at George Mason since 1998, started the second half on a 13-6 run, which pushed a 28-26 halftime lead to nine.
Jesse Young converted a three-point play during the decisive run with 8:24 to play to give George Mason its first lead since 3-2. Young scored 20 points for the Patriots, who shot just 34 percent from the floor in the first half, which was delayed twice because of a power outage to the main scoreboard and later to one of the shotclocks.^