Villanova rallies to nip George Mason

 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Freshman Isaiah Armwood hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 17 seconds left, rallying fifth-ranked Villanova past George Mason, 69-68, Thursday, in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Armwood won it for the Wildcats (3-0) with his only shot of the game. He played just 4 minutes and came off the bench after Antonio Pena and Taylor King both fouled out.

George Mason (2-1) led by 13 points in the first half. The Patriots never trailed until late in the second half, but didn’t
get off a shot after Armwood’s basket.

Scottie Reynolds scored 18 points and Corey Fisher had 17 for Villanova. Ryan Pearson led the Patriots with 14 points and Cam Long added 13.

Villanova, which opened the season with victories over Fairleigh Dickinson and Penn, will play Dayton on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Dayton defeated Georgia Tech, 63-59.