COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — D’Shawn Schwartz scored a career-high 24 points, DeVon Cooper added 16 and George Mason withstood a frantic comeback bid by No. 20 Maryland to pull off a 71-66 upset.
The Patriots let a 10-point lead dwindle to 59-56 before Cooper made a layup and Schwartz made a 3-pointer for an eight-point cushion with 3:06 to go.
That was just enough to provide George Mason with its first win over a ranked foe since 2007 and its first-ever victory over Maryland, which won the previous nine games against its Virginia-based opponent. Maryland’s record dropped to 3-1 and George Mason improved to 4-0.
Mason will next face 3-0 JMU on the road Friday night.