LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Will Thomas had 22 points and 11 rebounds as George Mason beat South Carolina 69-68 in the third-place game of the Old Spice Classic on Sunday.
Fredrick scored 24 points and Devan Downey had 14 for the Gamecocks.
South Carolina scored a dozen unanswered points en route to a 14-2 lead, hitting 86 percent from the floor. George Mason missed its first 12 shots before Thomas scored from underneath six and a half minutes in. By intermission, he had 13 points to trim the deficit to 38-33.
Thomas put the Patriots ahead for the first time at 45-43 in the second half.