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Photos and Game Summary: Rams Fall to George Mason in OT

Perhaps even more devastating than the loss was the injury of season standout Bones Hyland with only 2:06 remaining in the game.

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Official VCU Game Summary

MASON REBOUNDS TO HALT VCU WIN STREAK IN OVERTIME

Score: George Mason 79, VCU 76 OT
Location: Richmond, Va. (Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 16-5 (9-3 A-10), George Mason 10-8 (6-6)

The short story: Junior forward Vince Williams recorded 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists to lead VCU, but it wasn’t enough to hold off George Mason Saturday at the Siegel Center.

OPENING TIP

  • Sophomore guard Bones Hyland provided 17 points for the Rams prior to leaving the game with 2:06 remaining with a foot injury. He was 6-of-12 from the floor
  • Williams finished 4-of-9 from the field, including 2-of-5 from 3-point range
  • Freshmen guards Jamir Watkins and Ace Baldwin Jr. supplied 13 and 12 points, respectively. Baldwin added six steals
  • Josh Oduro led George Mason with a game-high 27 points and six rebounds

THE DIFFERENCE

  • The Patriots owned a 42-26 advantage on the glass. George Mason grabbed 15 offensive boards and outscored VCU 13-2 on second-chance points
  • George Mason also owned a 46-32 scoring edge in the paint
  • Mason’s Javon Green hit a pull-up jumper in the lane with 2:21 left in the extra period to snap a 69-69 tie. Moments later, Otis Frazier turned a VCU turnover into a jumper and provided the Patriots with a 73-69 cushion with 59 seconds left. Oduro made 3-of-4 free throw attempts in the final minute to keep VCU at arm’s length
  • Oduro scored six points to spark a 15-5 George Mason run that gave the Patriots a 65-62 lead with 2:42 left in regulation. VCU’s Levi Stockard III converted a traditional three-point play with 1:09 left to give VCU a short-lived 67-65 lead. But Oduro hit a hook shot in the low block on the ensuring possession to tie the score. VCU missed a 3-point attempt at the end of regulation

NOTABLE

  • VCU leads to the all-time series between these two schools 43-22
  • The Rams saw their six-game win streak come to an end Saturday

NEXT UP

VCU will host Saint Louis at the Siegel Center on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.

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