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The Spiders’ transition 3-pointers vanished. Richmond managed only three points off turnovers after the break. And forward Derrick Williams, a 6-foot-6, 275-pound bruiser with the ability to step outside and effectively hoist 3-pointers, scored only three of his 14 points after the break.

Without easy points and open looks to fuel its offense, Richmond hit only one shot from the floor in the final 7:36. And to cap Mason’s game-ending 18-3 spurt, Wright offered an option when point guard Corey Edwards was swarmed in the closing seconds.

He stepped up and made a long 3-pointer – not quite as long as his Valentine’s Day buzzer-beater against VCU in Fairfax – to hand the Patriots their most riveting victory of the season.
“My teammates have faith in me and the coaching staff has faith in me,” Wright said. “It’s just a shot I take every day.”

He’s done it in the past and present. With one swish in Mason’s house of horrors to lock down a decent victory after letting so many opportunities slip away already this season, there’s reason to think both Wright and the Patriots might have another bit of theatrics in them moving forward.