Gilyard leads Richmond over George Mason 81-67
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Jacob Gilyard had 28 points, five rebounds, six assists and six steals on Wednesday night, and Richmond beat George Mason 81-67.
Gilyard was 9 of 13 from the floor, 5 of 7 from 3-point range, and Grant Golden added 17 points, five rebounds and six assists for the Spiders (9-14, 3-7 Atlantic 10).
Richmond scored 10 straight in the middle of the second half and Noah Yates' 3-pointer gave the Spiders their largest lead of the game at 72-50. The Patriots (13-10, 7-3) answered with a 15-0 run to get the deficit to seven with 3:42 to go but didn't get closer. Richmond closed the game on a 7-0 run.
The Spiders never trailed after going up 9-8 and led by as many as 11 in the first half.
Otis Livingston II had 20 points, and Jordan Miller had 14 points and eight rebounds for George Mason.
Updated February 6, 2019