NEW ORLEANS (AP) Amari Kelly and Ronald Polite scored 16 points each as George Mason beat Tulane 69-66 on Friday.

Polite's three-point play gave the Patriots a 67-66 lead and they held Tulane scoreless over the final 2:48.

Kelly added 10 rebounds and three blocks for the Patriots (10-2). Polite had seven rebounds and six assists. Darius Maddox had 15 points and shot 3 for 9 (3 for 6 from 3-point range) and 6 of 6 from the free throw line.

Sion James finished with 17 points, five assists and three steals for the Green Wave (8-3). Jaylen Forbes added 14 points and five steals for Tulane. In addition, Kolby King had 12 points, seven rebounds and three steals.


George Mason's next game is Saturday against N.C. A&T at home. Tulane hosts Dillard on Friday.


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