Fairfax, Va. (November 18, 2016)—Chris Wray's dunk with 1.3 seconds left in overtime lifted Mount St. Mary's to a dramatic 78-76 win at George Mason at EagleBank Arena on Friday night. Wray had 21 points and 10 rebounds, both career highs, in the victory.
With the score tied 76-76, the Mount (1-3) called timeout with 3.7 seconds left in the overtime period. After the timeout, Wray took the inbounds pass at the left elbow, faked a handoff, spun to his right, drove the lane, and slammed home the winning basket. George Mason called timeout, and fittingly Wray stole the long inbounds pass to seal the win.
Wray had a tip-in with 1:24 left in the overtime to give the Mount a 74-72 lead before George Mason's Justin Kier hit a pair of free throws with 1:01 on the clock. The Mount's Greg Alexander missed a three-pointer on the next possession, but the Mount got a stop on the defensive end to set up the winning play.
Wray hit 10-of-13 from the field en route to his first career double-double of 21 points and 10 boards. Freshman Miles Wilson added 12 points off the bench while Robinson and Long each had 11 points for the balanced Mount offense.
Jalen Jenkins led George Mason (1-2) with 23 points and 11 rebounds with Marquise Moore chipping in 19 points and 13 boards.
THe Mount shot 44.3 percent in the game while George Mason shot 49.2 percent. The Mount committed just eight turnovers while forcing 16 in the game.
In regulation, Robinson hit a pair of clutch free throws with 17.6 seconds left to give the Mount a 70-67 lead, George Mason's Otis Livingston II nailed a three-pointer from the left corner with 7.5 seconds left to even the score. Robinson took the inbounds, drove the lane, and his 15-foot runner rimmed in and out and the game went to overtime.
Alexander hit a three-pointer to give the Mount an early 5-2 advantage. After a 9-2 George Mason run, Wray and Wilson converted back-to-back traditional three-point plays to even the score and a Will Miller triple gave the Mount the lead, 16-13.
Mount St. Mary's took its biggest lead of the half, 36-31, after a Randy Miller, Jr., three-pointer and a Wilson free throw with 2:32 on the clock. The Patriots answered with the next six points before Wray converted a nifty pass from Robinson for a bucket in the lane to give the Mount the halftime lead.
Mount St. Mary's continues its season-opening nine-game road trip at Southern Illinois on Monday, November 21. Tip-off is set for 8:00 p.m. ET.