George Mason 113, W. Virginia Tech 110
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) _ Junior guard Curtis McCants made two free throws with 1:22 remaining to snap a 104-104 tie as George Mason fought off a late challenge Saturday to beat Division II West Virginia Tech 113-110.
After falling behind 101-98 with three minutes remaining, the Patriots (3-2) pulled even at 102-102 on two free throws by McCants, then took a 104-102 lead on a breakaway basket by G.C. Marcaccini with 1:44 left.
West Virginia Tech (7-1) tied the game one last time on a short jumper by Pete Cowger with 1:28 remaining, before McCants’ two foul shots.
McCants then hit a driving layup with 39.1 seconds left and Nate Langley made two foul shots with 22.7 seconds remaining to give the Patriots a 110-107 lead.
After Marcaccini hit two more foul shots to increase the lead to 112-107 with 12.5 seconds remaining, Kwame Simmons hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Langley led all scorers with 30 points and tied a school record with eight steals; Kenwan Alford added 20 points and 10 rebounds, while McCants had 19 points and eight assists for George Mason.
Steve Watson led the Golden Bears with 28 points off the bench. David Thompson finished with 24 points and Lynch had 23 points.
It was the fourth time in five games the Patriots, who entered the game averaging an NCAA-high 121.3 points per game, have cracked the 100-point mark.