Wright's 24 points helps Mason men's basketball topple second-ranked Towson

Junior guard Bryon Allen scores on a layup against Northern Iowa. (Photo by John Irwin.)
Junior guard Bryon Allen scores on a layup against Northern Iowa. (Photo by John Irwin.)

The Mason men's basketball team toppled the Colonial Athletic Association second-ranked Towson University Tigers, 77-67 Wednesday night in Towson, Md. 

With the help of junior guard Sherrod Wright's game-high 24 points---his tenth 20 point game of this season---the Patriots opened the game on a hot offensive start, finishing the first half with 41 points while shooting 50 percent from the floor. 

Mason coach Paul Hewitt went with a smaller lineup, removing sophomore forward Anali Okoloji for junior guard Bryon Allen, who finished with 16 points and six assists. 

After losing his starting point guard spot after Mason's loss to the University of Maryland, sophomore guard Corey Edwards took the role as floor general and has shown signs of improvement over the 11 game stretch. 

The combination of Allen and Edwards boosted a Mason offense that has been stagnant and inconsistent at times throughout the season. 

Freshman forward and CAA Rookie of the Week Marko Gujanicic proved that  he was deserving of the weekly honors by turning in a 12 point, nine rebound performance. 

Mason took control of the paint with 34 of their points coming in the lane with Wright, Allen and Gujanicic especially driving and finishing at the rim. 

The Patriots travel to Boston, Mass. to face the CAA No. 1 ranked Northeastern Huskies on Saturday at 8 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Comcast Sportsnet. 

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