Pearson leads George Mason past Lamar 75-71
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) Ryan Pearson scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and George Mason held off Lamar in a 75-71 victory on Saturday.
Sherrod Wright finished with 13 points for George Mason (23-6), which was hosting the Cardinals (17-10) as part of the Bracket Buster series.
George Mason led by 13 points at halftime and pulled ahead by 17 with 15:28 left to play.
The Cardinals rallied and trailed by one when Mike James (10 points) got a steal and drove for a dunk that put Lamar up 69-68 with 3:21 to play.
Updated February 18, 2012