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George Mason's Bryon Allen (0) goes to the basket against Massachusetts forward Raphiael Putney, center, and Tyler Bergantino (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Fairfax, Va. Massachusetts won 88-87. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

George Mason's Bryon Allen (0) goes to the basket against Massachusetts forward Raphiael Putney, center, and Tyler Bergantino (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Fairfax, Va. Massachusetts won 88-87. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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