Kingston, RI (Sports Network) - Sherrod Wright scored 14 points to help boost the George Mason Patriots to a 55-52 win over the Rhode Island Rams at the Ryan Center.
Wright was 5-of-11 from the field, with seven rebounds for the Patriots (5-2). Vaughn Gray added 10 points off the bench, while Erik Copes scored eight points and cleared a game-high 11 boards.
Xavier Munford led all scorers with 24 points for the Rams (1-6) while shooting 8-of-16 from the field. Mike Powell added 12 points and Ryan Brooks gathered a team-high 10 rebounds.
George Mason led 35-22 going into the break after the squad held Rhode Island to 33.3 percent shooting from the floor in the first half.
In the second half the Rams fought back and were able to tie the game midway through the frame. George Mason regained the lead and held on for the victory despite being outscored 30-20 in the half.
Rhode Island shot just 33.3 percent from the field throughout the game and were outrebounded by the Patriots, 50-31.