AMHERST, Mass. -- Freshman Preston Santos scored a career-high 17 points and had a game-saving block as UMass held on to defeat George Mason 69-67 on Sunday.
After his block with 13 seconds to go, Santos snared the rebound and was fouled. He missed the front end of the one-and-one but the Patriots couldn't connect on two late 3-point attempts.
Down 14 with 5:21 left, George Mason tied the game at 66 on Jordan Miller's move under the basket with 1:23 to go.
UMass made 3 of 4 free throws and George Mason 1 of 2 to set up the frantic last half minute.
The Minutemen leveled the season series against the Patriots with the win. George Mason defeated UMass 73-63 on Jan. 22. UMass faces Dayton at home on Saturday. George Mason plays VCU on the road on Wednesday.
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