Luke Hancock too sick to play

Updated: March 20, 2011, 8:50 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- George Mason forward Luke Hancock did not play against Ohio State in the NCAA tournament because of an illness.

George Mason coach Jim Larranaga says Hancock could not keep any food down and was up all night and most of the morning throwing up. Without him, the Patriots lost 98-66 to Ohio State on Sunday. Larranaga says Hancock stayed at the hotel and slept.

Hancock scored 18 points and hit a 3-pointer with 21 seconds left, capping the Patriots' comeback in a 61-57 win over Villanova on Friday.

He averaged 10.9 points and 4.2 rebounds.

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