West Virginia Makes Comeback to Beat George Mason

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — The West Virginia Mountaineers overcame a slow start to beat George Mason 85-78 in a charity exhibition game at the WVU Coliseum tonight. George Mason led for the majority of the game, but the Mountaineers made a late charge in the 2nd half to defeat the Patriots. During the game, West Virginia starting forward Akok Akok collapsed while returning the bench and had to be taken off on a stretcher. He has since been admitted into Ruby Memorial Hospital for further observation.

West Virginia was led by senior center Jesse Edwards, a transfer from Syracuse, who finished the game with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Kerr Kriisa, a transfer from Arizona, added 11 points. The Mountaineers will open the season at home against Missouri State on Monday, November 6 at 7:00PM.

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