Wright on the Money; George Mason Hopes to Build Momentum off Buzzer-Beating Win

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Wright on the Money; George Mason Hopes to Build Momentum off Buzzer-Beating Win


Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Sherrod Wright will always have the midcourt mob and the surrounding bedlam.

He will always be credited for, as George Mason teammate Ryan Pearson described it, the best Valentine's Day ever for the Fairfax campus - by far.

Should the Patriots win the CAA regular season, the sophomore will have played an undeniably large role.

But perhaps most importantly, he'll always have Tuesday and the 25-foot runner at the buzzer to stunningly cap Mason's 62-61 victory over Virginia Commonwealth.

Everybody dreams of making a big-time shot to get a big win against your rivals, Wright said. My dream came true today.

The instant upshot of Wright's late-night theatrics: Coach Paul Hewitt's Patriots (22-6, 14-2) remained tied with Drexel for first place in the CAA, casting the Rams (22-6, 13-3) back to third place with two conference contests to go.

Wright dribbled three times, just as he was told. He accounted for defender Rob Brandenberg, learning from a blocked shot in the first half. His shot was picture perfect, almost unbelievably so after he darted half the length of the floor in about three seconds.

He did all the things that you could ask him to do as a coach, Hewitt said. Then he did more.

And there's still time for even greater feats - with Tuesday's impact potentially lingering forquite some time.

Wright was in the midst of a solid enough sophomore season, averaging 9.4 points while leading the CAA in free-throw percentage entering the week. That was after missing all of last season following a preseason shoulder injury, a significant loss, even for a team that reached the NCAA tournament's round of 32.

In short, there were plenty of less-likely candidates to stun the Rams.

It's not like he's some unknown player, VCU coach Shaka Smart said. He's a very good player.

As the Patriots' No. 2 scorer behind Pearson, it's not difficult to imagine Wright emerging as one of the program's most prominent faces in the next two years. Regardless of what else he does, one signature moment will be setting off one of the Patriot Center's greatest celebrations. …

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