WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Chris Dixon scored a career-high 30 points and Keith Rendleman posted a double-double to propel UNC Wilmington over George Mason 82-74 Saturday in Colonial Athletic Association play.
Dixon, who entered averaging just 6 points, was 12 of 16 from the field. Rendleman had 11 points and 13 boards despite going 1-for-8 from the floor, and Tyree Graham chipped in 15.
UNC Wilmington (6-10, 1-3) took its first lead of the game, 65-64, behind a Chris Dixon layup with 6:26 left to play and pushed that lead to six, 73-67, two minutes later. George Mason (9-7, 2-2) cut the deficit to 75-72 with 2:12 remaining, but neither team scored again until the Seahawks' Craig Ponder made two free throws at the 48-second mark.
Rendleman added two more shots from the stripe 10 seconds later to seal it.
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