Boxscore
George Mason 63, Virginia 59
Friday, November 9, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia
Officials - Roger Ayers, Bernard Clinton, Tim Kelly
Attendance - 9840

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Virginia 25 34 59
George Mason 28 35 63

Recap


George Mason 63, Virginia 59:
Junior guard Bryon Allen scored seven of his 13 points in the final three minutes to rally the host Patriots to their first ever win over the Cavaliers in the season opener for both teams.

Allen's 3-pointer from the right side of the key with 1:02 remaining broke a 57-57 tie. After freshman guard Justin Anderson missed the front end of a one-and-one for Virginia, forward Johnny Williams increased the George Mason lead to four when he hit the second of two free throws with 10 seconds to go.

The Cavaliers cut the lead to two when guard Taylor Barnette drove the floor for a layup with four seconds left. Virginia then fouled Allen on the inbounds pass and he hit both free throws with 2.1 seconds left to seal the win.

George Mason won despite making just 8 of 19 free throws (42.1 percent) but Allen went 3-for-4. Junior guard Sherrod Wright led the Patriots with 15 points.

Junior guard Joe Harris led Virginia with 19 points, including 14 in the second half.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Virginia started three freshmen: point guard Barnette, Anderson and center Mike Tobey ... Senior point guard Jontel Evans and sophomore guard Malcolm Brogdon both sat out the game for the Cavaliers with foot injuries. ... Starting forward Erik Copes, forward Vaughn Gray and freshman point guard Tevan Jones were all suspended for the game for George Mason.

Virginia Cavaliers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Akil Mitchell 30:00 4-6 0-0 3-5 3 4 7 0 1 2 1 1 11
Justin Anderson 27:00 1-5 0-3 2-5 2 1 3 3 3 1 1 0 4
Joe Harris 35:00 6-15 4-7 3-4 1 7 8 3 3 0 4 0 19
Taylor Barnette 27:00 2-6 1-5 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
Mike Tobey 18:00 2-6 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 5
Darion Atkins 16:00 3-5 0-0 1-1 3 1 4 0 4 0 2 0 7
Evan Nolte 17:00 2-6 2-4 0-0 1 1 2 3 4 0 2 0 6
Paul Jesperson 19:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 2
Doug Browman 11:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-52 8-21 9-15 11 19 30 12 20 3 12 1 59
  40.4% 38.1% 60.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 12

George Mason Patriots

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Sherrod Wright 33:00 6-9 2-4 1-5 0 2 2 2 2 0 2 0 15
Johnny Williams 37:00 5-7 0-0 1-2 0 3 3 0 2 3 2 2 11
Bryon Allen 32:00 4-7 2-2 3-4 0 4 4 5 1 1 1 0 13
Jonathan Arledge 13:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 2 4 0 1 0 4
Anali Okoloji 24:00 3-5 1-1 1-2 0 4 4 0 1 1 1 0 8
Marko Gujanicic 25:00 2-6 2-4 0-4 2 5 7 3 3 0 1 0 6
Vertrail Vaughns 19:00 0-4 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
Paris Bennett 5:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
Patrick Holloway 4:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corey Edwards 8:00 1-1 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 4
TOTAL 200 24-44 7-14 8-19 3 22 25 14 16 5 10 2 63
  54.5% 50.0% 42.1% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 10
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