FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Grant Golden scored a season-high 25 points as Richmond defeated George Mason 97-87 on Saturday.
Jacob Gilyard added 20 points and eight assists for the Spiders. Golden hit 10 of 13 shots. Nick Sherod had 19 points for Richmond (14-4, 4-1 Atlantic 10 Conference). Tyler Burton added 12 points.
Richmond shot 67%, its best showing since making 69% in a 2008 game.
Javon Greene scored a career-high 39 points and had five steals for the Patriots (12-6, 1-4). AJ Wilson added 19 points and eight rebounds. Jordan Miller had 12 points.
Richmond won its second straight game since losing leading scorer Blake Francis (17.6 ppg) because of a fractured sternum. Francis was injured going after a loose ball in a loss to Saint Louis a week ago. He did not play in the Spiders’ win over Davidson on Tuesday and it was announced on Thursday that he would miss four to six weeks.