LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Marko Gujanicic's 15 points Thursday night included the game-winning layup, and George Mason beat La Salle 59-57.

Sherrod Wright and Patrick Holloway scored 10 apiece, Erik Copes grabbed 10 rebounds and the Patriots (11-18, 4-11 Atlantic Ten) out-rebounded the Explorers 43-35.

Tyrone Garland scored seven points in La Salle's (14-15, 6-9) opening 9-1 run, and the Explorers led 22-17 at 3:53 on free throws by Tyreek Duren. A 7-2 George Mason run tied it at 27, but Garland's free throws made it 29-27 La Salle at halftime.

The Patriots opened the second with a 6-0 run, then pulled ahead on two 6-2 runs to lead 50-44 on a layup by Gujanicic. La Salle took a 57-56 lead on a layup by Garland with 44 seconds to play, but Gujanicic answered with a layup for the win.

Garland led La Salle with 16 points, Duren had 13, and Sam Mills 12.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Read or Share this story: http://on.wusa9.com/1ifuZQc