George Mason forced overtime at the end of regulation, before rolling in overtime, defeating Fordham, 82-71, in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Thursday night in Pittsburgh.
The Patriots went on a 10-3 run in the final minute of regulation tie the score, 65-all, at the buzzer. Otis Livingston II drove to the basket and found Jalen Jenkins on the block for the last-second lay-in.
The momentum spilled over in the extra frame for George Mason, scoring the 11 of the first 13 points to take a lead it would not give back.
George Mason’s 6-foot-2 senior guard Marquise Moore finished with a double-double of 25 points, a staggering 19 rebounds, five assists and two blocks. Livingston added 17.
Javontae Hawkins had a team-high 23 points in a losing effort.
George Mason, the No. 7 seed, will take on No. 2 seed VCU in the A10 quarterfinals.