An official with knowledge of the agreement says George Mason is joining the Atlantic 10 next season. The official told The Associated Press on Sunday that Mason will announce that it is leaving the Colonial Athletic Association effective July 1.
George Mason shot 78.9 percent (15 of 19) in the second half to Northeastern's 60.9 percent (14 of 23), but the Huskies were 15 of 19 at the line to the Patriots' 4 of 4.
Wright, who had six rebounds, shot 6 of 12 from the floor for George Mason, which snapped a two-game losing streak. He also made 11 of his 12 free throw attempts.
Marko Gujanicic scored 21 points for the Patriots (17-13, 10-8). Sherrod Wright had 20 points.
Neither athletic director Wood Selig nor ODU President John Broderick took questions after making the announcement during a news conference at the school's on-campus arena. Taylor did not attend the news conference and was informed of Selig's decision earlier in the day.
Wright, who went 8 of 18 from the floor, was the only player to score in double figures for the Patriots, who have won four of their last five games.
Sherrod Wright netted 23 points and Marko Gujanicic collected his first career double-double as George Mason dominated inside in a 68-57 win over James Madison in Colonial Athletic Association action Tuesday night.
Patrick Holloway scored 10 of his game-high 15 points in the first half, and George Mason got key contributions from several bench players as it pulled away in the second half for a 71-46 win over Old Dominion on Thursday night.
The Colonial Athletic Association is taking its men's basketball tournament to Baltimore.