Marquise Moore and Justin Kier each hit a pair of free throws in the final 19 seconds to secure George Mason a 54-50 win over Northern Iowa on Wednesday night.
Spencer Haldeman hit a pair from the line with :30 left to get the Panthers within one, 50-49, but Moore answered with two of his own with 19 seconds left. Jordan Ashton got Northern Iowa within two by hitting the first of two free throws, but Kier knocked down two of his own with five seconds left to set the final score.
Jaire Grayer led the Patriots (5-3) with 14 points and Otis Livingston II added another 12. George Mason collectively converted 15 of 20 free throw attempts to offset shooting just 18 of 50 from the field.
Haldeman led Northern Iowa (3-3) with 16 points off the bench. The Panthers were just 15 of 58 from the field.