Gmason 41 36 77
Towson 34 33 67
Date of game: 1/23/2013

Recap: Towson vs. George Mason

Towson, MD (Sports Network) - Sherrod Wright scored a game-high 24 points to lead the George Mason Patriots to a 77-67 victory over the Towson Tigers in Colonial Athletic Association action at Towson Center Arena.

Wright hit 14-of-17 shots from the free-throw line and brought down eight rebounds for George Mason (12-7, 6-2 CAA) which has won five of its last six. Bryon Allen added 16 points and six assists and Marko Gujanicic had 12 points and was a rebound shy of a double-double off the bench.

Rafriel Guthrie had a team-high 18 points off the bench for Towson (10-11, 4-3) which also got 16 points from Jerrelle Benimon and 14 rebounds from Bilal Dixon. The Tigers have lost consecutive contests after a short two-game winning streak.

After hitting 50 percent of its shots in the first half, George Mason led 41-34 at the break. Towson fell behind by putting forth just a 34.3 percent effort.

In the second half the Patriots continued to shoot well, connecting on 47.8 percent of their field goal attempts while doubling up on the Tigers from the free-throw line (14-7) to claim the victory.

George Mason had a 17-9 edge in fast break points. Led by Dixon the Tigers had a 44-34 advantage on the boards.

Game Notes

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