FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – Khris Lane scored 25 points and pulled down 12 rebounds and VCU notched its third straight win, downing George Mason 84-76 on Saturday.
Lane was 11 of 13 from the field for the Rams (14-8, 6-3 Atlantic 10), who had a 50-27 rebounding edge over George Mason. Justin Tillman scored 18 points with 11 rebounds before fouling out, De’Riante Jenkins added 15 points and Jonathan Williams had 10 points and six assists.
VCU went ahead five minutes in and led all the way after that, building to a 41-29 halftime advantage.
George Mason cut it to 50-43 early in the second half then went over four minutes without a field goal while Lane made a 3-point play, a jumper and a layup to help extend the Rams lead to 61-46 with 10:31 to go.
Otis Livingston II scored 23 points for the Patriots (9-12, 3-5). Jaire Grayer added 14 points and 13 rebounds.