Boyd buzzer-beater lifts George Mason past Saint Joe’s 79-76
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ian Boyd picked up a loose ball at the top of the key and drilled a game-winning 3-pointer as time expired to give George Mason a 79-76 win over Saint Joseph’s in an Atlantic 10 battle on Wednesday night.
The win pulls George Mason into a tie with Saint Joseph’s, Dayton and Richmond for sixth place in the conference standings with three games left to play.
Taylor Funk hit three straight free throws to get Saint Joe’s within a point, 75-74 with 15 seconds left and Shavar Newkirk tied it with :06 left with two free throws to make it 76-76.
Justin Kier scored 19 points to lead the Patriots (13-15, 7-8). Goanar Mar added 16 points, Otis Livingston II 13 and Boyd 12.
Newkirk scored 23 points to lead the Hawks (12-15, 7-8), with Chris Clover adding 21. Nick Robinson scored 13 points and Funk grabbed 13 rebounds.