HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Cam Long scored 30 points and George Mason held off James Madison in a 75-73 win on Saturday.
George Mason overcame an eight-point deficit in the second half, pulling ahead on Tate's 3-pointer to give the Patriots a 52-50 lead with 9:59 remaining. Tate, who made all five of his field goal attempts, knocked down another 3 to push George Mason's advantage to seven with 8:16 to play.
The Dukes cut the margin to one point with 3 seconds left on a 3-pointer by Andrey Semenov. But the Patriots held on after a free throw from Long, who went 10 of 13 from the line.
Denzel Bowles scored 21 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, blocked six shots but also had five turnovers for James Madison (15-5, 5-3).