Patriots Top Cowboys in OT, Reach Final of Charleston Classic

Posted In News - By Chris Metsala On Friday, November 20th, 2015 With 0 Comments


usa-today-8935887_0Lead by another dominant performance from Shevon Thompson, the Patriots have posted their second win over a power conference foe in as many days.  Thompson put up 20 points and pulled down 17 rebounds, while freshman Jaire Grayer hit 5 three-pointers on his way to 23 points overall.  George Mason outlasted Oklahoma State through the overtime period and closed out the 71-68 victory.

Both teams looked like they had this won in regulation.

Oklahoma State used a 19-5 run in the second half to build a 41-31 lead on Olivier’s inside bucket with 11:09 remaining.

But George Mason answered with a 25-10 rally to move in front 56-51 in the final minute. That’s when Joe Burton hit a jumper and a straightaway 3-pointer to tie the game once more with 16.2 seconds to go.

Otis Livingston’s long 3-point try at the buzzer went in and out to bring overtime.

Charlotte Observer/AP Game Story

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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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