FAIRFAX, VA — Grant Golden reached an offensive milestone and spiced the occasion with an elevated defensive performance. Nonetheless, the University of Richmond was cooled at George Mason, which bounced back from a slow start to win 77-63 before 3,281 at Eagle Bank Arena.
Golden scored 10 points with nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and a career-best six blocks, double his previous high. All of the rejections came in the first 25 minutes. With his fifth point, scored with 4:53 left in the first half, Golden became the 47th player in program history to score 1,000 in his career. Golden scored 18 points in nine games as a true freshman before missing the remainder of that season and redshirting because of a heart issue.
Golden became the second player in UR history to reach the 1,000-point mark before the end of his sophomore year. John Newman, Richmond’s career-leading scorer (2,383 points), scored 1,044 in his first two seasons.