Patriots outlast Penn 80-77

Posted In News - By Chris Metsala On Friday, January 3rd, 2014 With 0 Comments


Bryon Allen finished with 24 points and Patrick Holloway chipped in with 18 as George Mason outlasted a furious Penn comeback to beat the Quakers 80-77. GMU has built a 70-59 lead late in the second half, but Penn went on an 11-3 run to cut that lead to 80-77.
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via CollegeBasketballTalk

George Mason will begin its inaugural Atlantic 10 campaign next week by facing Virginia Commonwealth’s torrent of pressure, but if the lack of composure late in Thursday’s game against two-win Penn was any indication, the Patriots are in for a rude conference welcome.

In a blizzard of mistakes and missed free throws, they allowed an 11-point lead to almost entirely evaporate before surviving a potential tying shot for an 80-77 victory at Patriot Center.

via George Mason holds off Penn, 80-77, behind Bryon Allen, Patrick Holloway – The Washington Post

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About - Chris Metsala is a George Mason alumnus and was one of the founders of the original masonhoops.com site in 1998, which later became CAAZone.com. Chris has attended almost every home game and CAA Tournament from the Ernie Nestor years to present, and covered the team during the 2006 Final Four run. He currently lives in Northern Virginia.

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