Three-pointers lead Rhode Island past George Mason

george masonRhode Island hit 12 three-pointers to come away with an 81-63 victory over George Mason men’s basketball Tuesday night in the Ryan Center. Shevon Thompson finished with a double-double behind a team-best 17 points and 10 rebounds.



-URI opened the contest draining a trio of three-point attempts and led 10-6 following McGlynn’s second trey of the night at 16:47. Mason tied it up twice immediately following, but after holding a two-point lead at the second media timeout, URI used an 11-5 run over three minutes to gain a 25-17 advantage with 8:47 on the clock, forcing Mason to burn a timeout.
-Following the timeout, DeAndre Abram scored five points to slice the deficit to six, but with URI leading by eight following the next possession, the Patriots answered with an 11-3 spurt of their own to tie the ballgame at 33-33 with 3:25 to play in the first half.
-The Rams hit a pair of treys in the closing three minutes and held a 41-37 halftime advantage after going 7-of-13 from three-point range in the half. McGlynn, who was 4-of-7 from the three-point arc, led all scorers at the break with 17 points.
-Abram opened the second half hitting a triple to cut the score to 41-40, but the Rams went on a 13-3 run over the next five minutes to gain a 54-43 edge and force the Patriots to burn another timeout.
-The Rams continued to connect from long range and extended their lead to 68-52 following Jarvis Garrett’s fourth three-pointer of the evening at 9:59, marking the 11th trey from URI.
-URI led by as many as 24 in the contest and hit 12 three-pointers in the contest to close out the win.



-Mason finished 15-of-16 from the free throw line to shoot 93.8 percent, but it wasn’t enough with URI hitting 12-of-21 three-pointers for a 57.1 percent efficiency.
-The Patriots won the rebounding battle 39-31 led by Thompson with 10 rebounds. Mason converted 12 offensive rebounds into 16 second chance points.
-For the game, Mason shot 36.1 percent (22-61) to URI’s 53.3 percent (32-60). Thompson led the Patriots with 17 points followed by DeAndre Abram with 16 points.
-The Rams were led by Four McGlynn with 25 points (six three-pointers) followed by Jared Terrell with 19 points and Jarvis Garrett with 17. Hassan Martin led URI with seven rebounds. Garrett and Terrell each dished out five assists.



-Mason returns to Fairfax to open a two-game homestand beginning with Homecoming 2016 on Saturday, February 13 against Davidson. The Patriots and Wildcats tip at 4 p.m. in EagleBank Arena and the game will be broadcast on MASN.

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