Wmmary 30 28 58
Gmason 29 31 60
Date of game: 2/23/2013

Recap: George Mason vs. William & Mary

Fairfax, VA (Sports Network) - Erik Copes hit a game-winning jumper with a second remaining as the George Mason Patriots squeezed by the William & Mary Tribe, 60-58, in Colonial Athletic Association play at the Patriot Center.

Copes recorded 10 points and six rebounds for the Patriots (17-11, 10-6 CAA). Patrick Holloway contributed a team-high 15 points off the bench. Bryon Allen added 14 points, six boards, and four assists, as George Mason moved to four consecutive wins.

For the Tribe (12-15, 6-10), Marcus Thornton scored a game-high 22 points. Tim Rusthoven added 10 points and six rebounds as William & Mary had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Williams and Mary and a 30-29 lead at the break by shooting 47.8 percent from the field while hitting seven shots from beyond the arc.

In the second half, George Mason led, 58-56, with 27 second remaining. Rusthoven made a critical shot with 14 seconds left, to tie up the game, 58-58. Copes then sealed the win with his game-winning jumper.

George Mason controlled points in the paint, 26-14, abut hit just 5-of-20 from long range.

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