HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Will Thomas scored five of his career-high 29 points to start the second overtime and George Mason went on to an 85-78 victory over Hofstra on Thursday night.
Thomas, a starter on George Mason's Final Four team in 2006, was 12-for-15 from the field, 5-for-5 from the free throw line and grabbed nine rebounds.
He scored down low for the first points of the second overtime and his three-point play with 2:34 left gave the Patriots (12-5, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Association) a 77-72 lead.
Agudio's drive with 24 seconds left got the Pride within 80-78 but Campbell, who finished with 20 points, closed the game out from the line.
Agudio, the nation's fourth-leading scorer with a 25.1 average, had 19 points, 15 after halftime. George Mason's John Vaughn did an outstanding job of defending Agudio, holding him to 6-for-20 shooting including 2-for-7 from 3-point range.
Johnson, who entered the game shooting 56 percent from the free throw line (9-for-16), went 3-for-4 in the first overtime to give the Pride a 71-69 lead. Agudio, a 75 percent free throw shooter, made one of two with 13 seconds left and Vaughn, who finished with 18 points, hit a 3 with 4.1 seconds left to tie the game at 72.
George Mason, which has won three of four, tied the game at 64 with 1:02 left in regulation on a three-point play by Vaughn. Agudio missed a jumper with 30 seconds left and the Patriots missed three possible game-winners in the final seconds.
Thomas' previous career high was 25 points against Cleveland State last season.
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