Posted February 12, 2014 on AP on Fox
Sherrod Wright scored 22 points and Erik Copes had 12 points and 15 rebounds as George Mason handed UMass its first home loss in 11 games this season with a 91-80 win Wednesday night. Byron Allen had 19 points for the Patriots (9-15, 2-8 Atlantic-10), who won their second straight after a nine-game losing streak. Marquise Moore had 12 points and 5 assists and Patrick Halloway had 13 points off the bench. George Mason made 22 of 29 free throws, including 9 of 10 in the last 90 seconds. Trey Davis came off the bench to score a career-high 20 for the Minutemen (19-5, 6-4), who shot 39.7 percent, including just 7 of 25 3-pointers. Sampson Carter added 16 points and Cady Lalanne had 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Copes scored the first six points of the second half to stretch a 10-point lead to 48-32.
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