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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Sherrod Wright
Oklahoma (8-1) led all the way, getting little resistance from George Mason (5-4) which was led by Bryon Allen, who had 15 points. Guarded tightly by Cameron Clark, Patriots' guard Sherrod Wright hit just 2 of 9 shots, scoring seven points, 10 below his team-leading average.
Sean Armand scored a season-high 30 points and five players scored in double figures as Iona jumped out early to upend previously undefeated George Mason 89-73 on Saturday.
George Mason knocks off Saint Francis (PA) 58-46
Sherrod Wright scored a game-high 23 points and George Mason edged Northern Iowa 76-70 on Saturday night.
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.
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.
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.
Johnny Williams had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Sherrod Wright scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half, leading George Mason to a 52-49 victory over Mercer on Friday in the Paradise Jam.
George Mason guard Bryon Allen hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just over a minute remaining, then made two free throws to seal a 63-59 victory over Virginia on Friday.
Paul Hewitt's second season at George Mason might not resemble his debut on several levels.
Another close game was unfolding against a second-division CAA team for George Mason, a routine occurrence over the past month. It was as good a time as any for Patriots coach Paul Hewitt to have an epiphany.
Sherrod Wright scored 22 points off the bench and George Mason's reserves outscored Towson's bench 43-1 in a 72-60 win over Towson on Saturday.
Vaughn Gray and Ryan Pearson scored 19 points apiece to lead George Mason past James Madison 89-83 Saturday.
One strong week in January didn't win a CAA championship for George Mason.
Virginia's defense owns a well-earned reputation for extending possessions and generally making life miserable for opponents. It certainly doesn't need much help.
"Most of the games we lost, it was a couple breakdowns defensively or a couple free throws," said guard Sherrod Wright, who Saturday became the first Patriot to score 20 points in four straight games since Jason Miskiri in 1999. "All the games have been pretty close that we've lost, where one change of events and we win the game. We know we can hang in with any team."
"Everybody dreams of making a big-time shot to get a big win against your rivals," Wright said. "My dream came true today."