It’s not every day you get to watch a NCAA basketball game on television.
And that’s what happened when George Mason University hosted No. 7 Virginia on Thursday.
The Terrapins opened the game on a 24-3 run, including a 7-0 run in the first quarter, to take a 57-42 lead into the locker room.
But Virginia scored four straight points to extend the lead to 55-51 and pulled within two on a 3-pointer from a steal by guard James Nunn, who made two free throws with 1:02 left to go.
But the Cavaliers made it 56-55 on a pair of 3-pointers by Nunn and a free throw by J.J. Brown with 5:17 remaining in the third quarter to take the lead.
The Cavaliers outscored the Terrapin Bulldogs 18-7 over the final 3:05 of the period to pull away.
The game was played at the Thomas & Baker Center, home of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and was broadcast on ESPN3.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.