Niowa 29 41 70
Gmason 30 46 76
Date of game: 11/16/2013

Recap: George Mason vs. Northern Iowa

Fairfax, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - Sherrod Wright posted 23 points as the George Mason Patriots bested the Northern Iowa Panthers, 76-70, at the Patriot Center.

Wright shot 9-of-17 from the field for the Patriots (3-0). Marko Gujanicic recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds and shot a perfect 10- of-10 from the free-throw line. Patrick Holloway added 11 points, shooting 3- of-6 from 3-point range.

Matt Bohannon led the charge for the Panthers (1-2) with 19 points. Seth Tuttle (17 points), Chip Rank (14) and Deon Mitchell (12) also reached double figures in the setback.

A tight first half ended with the Patriots claiming a slight edge, 30-29, after shooting 40.6 percent from the field to the Panthers' 33.3 percent.

With 9:14 left in the game, Vaughn Gray hit a 3-pointer for George Mason to break a tie score and take a 51-48 lead. Although the Panthers would pull within a point several times, the Patriots would hold on to the lead for the rest of the game.

George Mason dominated on the glass, outrebounding UNI, 36-25.

Game Notes

Youngstown State's Ruiz in midseason form

Youngstown State wrapped up spring practices under first-year coach Bo Pelini Friday night, and he and his staff surely enjoyed what they saw in running back Martin Ruiz.

Manziel apologizes following rehab stint

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel issued a statement Friday, offering an apology and thanks to fans, teammates and the organization for support during his recent stay at a treatment facility.

Rays send reliever Beliveau to DL

The Tampa Bay Rays placed reliever Jeff Beliveau on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to soreness in his left shoulder.

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