By Annie Ross
AJ Wilson scored 24 points as George Mason beat Saint Joseph’s 77-70 to open the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament in Brooklyn.
George Mason led by 14 points with 2:52 remaining in the game until Saint Joseph’s made three 3-pointers on its next five possessions to get within 68-64 with just over a minute to go. But Javon Greene made six free throws in the final minute as George Mason went 9 of 12 to seal it.
Jordan Miller had 19 points and seven rebounds for George Mason (17-15). Greene added 14 points and nine rebounds, and Xavier Johnson had eight rebounds.
Ryan Daly had 28 points for the Hawks (6-26). Toliver Freeman (above) added 18 points and seven rebounds, and Cameron Brown had 10 points.