RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Folarin Campbell had 16 points and George Mason held off a late second half comeback on Saturday night to beat Hofstra 64-61 in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.
The Patriots (17-14) led 43-28 at the half, shooting 51.7 percent from the field to Hofstra's 29.6 percent in the first. Sixth-seeded George Mason, who made an improbable run to the Final Four of the NCAA tournament last season, will play second-seeded Old Dominion in the semifinals on Sunday.
The Pride (22-9) got to within 58-55 with 2:07 to play on a jumper by Loren Stokes, the conference player of the year. A free throw by Will Thomas and a tip-in by Louis Birdsong put George Mason up 61-55 with 44 seconds left.
Free throw shots kept from the Patriots ahead despite Hofstra getting back to within the final 64-61 with nine seconds remaining before Greg Johnson missed a buzzer-beating layup for the Pride.
Carlos Rivera led Hofstra with 21 points and seven rebounds, Stokes had 18 points and Antonio Agudio had 13.