Boxscore
George Mason 61, Villanova 57
Friday, March 18, 2011 2:10 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - Patrick Adams, Anthony Jordan, Mike Scyphers
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Villanova 35 22 57
George Mason 29 32 61

Recap


CLEVELAND -- Eighth-seeded George Mason staged a furious rally in the final minutes to edge No. 9 seed Villanova, 61-57, in an East Regional second-round game on Friday afternoon.

Down for almost the entire afternoon, the Patriots (27-6) used an 8-0 run to pull ahead, 56-54, with just under a minute remaining. Villanova regained the upper hand on three Corey Fisher foul shots with 31.7 seconds on the clock. But Luke Hancock hit a 3-pointer with 21 seconds left and the Wildcats came up empty at the other end.

Hancock paced George Mason with 18 points. Mike Morrison added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Patriots, who will play top-seeded Ohio State on Sunday.

Morrison's putback dunk with 55 seconds remaining gave the Patriots their first lead since it was 7-6 early in the first half. A three-point play by Ryan Pearson on George Mason's previous possession had tied the score at 54-54.

Fisher scored a game-high 20 points to lead Villanova (21-12), which closed the season with six consecutive losses.

Villanova Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Antonio Pena 32:00 3-6 0-0 1-4 1 4 5 1 4 0 1 0 7
Corey Fisher 36:00 7-17 2-8 4-4 1 2 3 6 2 0 3 0 20
Corey Stokes 36:00 4-15 4-10 2-2 1 4 5 0 4 2 0 0 14
Maalik Wayns 33:00 2-9 1-3 2-2 0 4 4 3 2 2 2 0 7
Mouphtaou Yarou 31:00 2-3 0-0 2-3 4 9 13 0 1 1 0 3 6
Maurice Sutton 13:00 1-1 0-0 1-2 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 2 3
Dominic Cheek 13:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0
James Bell 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Isaiah Armwood 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 19-52 7-22 12-17 8 25 33 10 19 5 8 5 57
  36.5% 31.8% 70.6% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 8

George Mason Patriots

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Cameron Long 35:00 2-9 1-4 2-4 3 3 6 4 3 1 5 0 7
Andre Cornelius 20:00 0-4 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0
Mike Morrison 36:00 5-6 0-0 0-3 4 7 11 0 2 1 1 1 10
Ryan Pearson 26:00 2-9 0-1 4-5 0 5 5 1 4 0 2 0 8
Luke Hancock 32:00 5-10 2-3 6-8 1 2 3 5 2 0 1 0 18
Isaiah Tate 29:00 3-7 1-3 3-4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 10
Paris Bennett 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Johnny Williams 17:00 4-5 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 8
Vertrail Vaughns 3:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rashad Whack 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-52 4-14 15-24 9 22 31 12 15 3 9 1 61
  40.4% 28.6% 62.5% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 9
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