Dayton Flyers back in three-way tie for first place

Thirteenth-place George Mason (10-18, 4-11) upset Virginia Commonwealth 76-69 on Wednesday in Fairfax, Va., avenging a 71-47 loss in Richmond in the A-1o opener for both teams on Jan. 2.

The Rams (20-8, 12-3) fall back into a first-place with Dayton (22-5, 12-3) and St. Joseph’s (23-5, 12-3). The Hawks won 74-57 at Massachusetts on Wednesday.

St. Bonaventure (19-7, 11-4) trails the trio of first-place teams by a game. The Bonnies beat Duquesne 80-76 on Wednesday.

VCU shot 5 of 22 from 3-point range in its loss to the Patriots. George Mason outscored VCU 22-12 at the free-throw line.

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