William & Mary 85, Old Dominion 82
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) _ Carl Parker scored a career-high 27 points and Kurt Small added 17 Wednesday to lead William & Mary to an 85-82 victory over Colonial Athletic Association rival George Mason.
The victory raised the Tribe’s conference record to 3-0, giving it a share of the CAA lead with James Madison and Old Dominion. William & Mary improved to 4-8 overall, while the Patriots (5-9) are winless in three conference games.
Small scored 17 points in the second half, including 7 in a 14-2 run shortly after halftime. The spurt took William & Mary from 1 point down to a 59-48 lead.
George Mason pulled to within a point, 83-82, on a jumper by Nate Langley with 1:04 left. After a missed 3-point attempt by the Tribe’s Matt Verkey, GMU’s Riley Trone missed from similar range with 33 seconds left.
The Patriots never scored again. Andrew Fingall led George Mason with a career high 19 points, including 4 of 5 3-pointers. David Culley pulled down a career high 17 rebounds for William & Mary.