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Saint Joseph’s tops George Mason, 87-73


george-mason2Marquise Moore scored a team-best 21 points, but it was not enough as George Mason fell 87-73 to Saint Joseph’s Wednesday night in EagleBank Arena.

Moore was two points shy of matching his career high, while Shevon Thompson posted his fourth double-double of the season and Otis Livingston II added 14 points to the board.


-After shooting 54.8 percent in the first half, Saint Joseph’s was held to a 29.0 percent second half shooting effort, while Mason shot 46.4 percent in the second half. The Patriots used the Hawks’ second half shooting to come within six points late in the second period.
-The Hawks used their strong first half and 16 points from Isaiah Miles in the period to hold a 46-35 halftime advantage. Moore led the Patriots at the break with 12 points.
-Trailing by 11 points with just over 13 minutes to go in the first half, Thompson sparked a 13-3 Mason run to slice the score to a one point contest as SJU’s lead was cut to 22-21 with 9:01 on the clock. The Hawks would hit five three-pointers over the next five minutes to push their lead back out to 14 points, 40-26, marking their largest lead of the half.
-SJU was 8-of-15 from three-point range in the first half and finished 11-of-31 overall.
-Mason came out of the halftime break and used an 8-0 spurt to come within three points, 46-43. SJU kept Mason at bay the rest of the way, holding a double-digit lead the majority of the second half.
-The Patriots threatened late in the period as Livingston brought Mason to within six points, 67-61 with 6:31 to play. The Hawks went 9-of-10 at the free throw line and hit a pair of treys in the final five minutes to capture the win.



-Isaiah Miles led all scorers with 26 points and was one of five Hawks with double-figures. DeAndre’ Bembry finished with 16 points despite being held to four points in the second half. For the game, SJU shot 41.9 percent (26-62) from the floor and was 24-for-30 at the charity stripe. Bembry recorded eight of SJU’s 17 assists.
-Moore led a trio of Patriots in double-figures on the evening and was just two points shy of matching his career-high of 23 points. The junior was 7-of-11 from both the floor and free throw line and pulled down seven rebounds.
-Thompson finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds to lead Mason’s effort on the boards. The Patriots, after trailing 18-13 on the glass at halftime, won the battle 37-36 by out-rebounding the Hawks 24-18 in the second half.
-Livingston rounded out the trio with 14 points, while adding four assists on the evening. Overall, Mason shot 46.6 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent (14-21) at the charity stripe.



-Mason visits Saint Louis on Sunday for a 3 p.m. (EST) tip in Chaifetz Arena. The game will be broadcast on NBCSN.



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