William & Mary 54, George Mason 51

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) _ Mike Johnson had 13 points and nine
rebounds Monday as William & Mary defeated George Mason 54-51.
William & Mary (10-15, 7-8 Colonial Athletic Association) led by
as much as 10 points in the first half but lost ground after a
10-point run allowed George Mason to catch up.
The Tribe led 25-23 at the half, and the rest of the game
remained close.
The teams were even at 45 with 4:29 remaining, but William &
Mary moved ahead on a free throw by Nick D'Antoni and George Mason
(16-8, 10-5) never led again.
The Tribe shot 45.8 percent in the game, to George Mason's 34
Tom Strohbehn added 12 points for William & Mary.
Jesse Young led George Mason with 14 points, and Terrance Nixon
had 11.