Cleveland, OH - Luke Hancock made a three-pointer with 19.8 seconds remaining, as the George Mason Patriots used a late surge to defeat the Villanova Wildcats, 61-57, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Hancock had 18 points and five assists for the Patriots (27-6), who are remembered for their historic trip to the Final Four in 2006. George Mason beat Michigan State, North Carolina, Wichita State and Connecticut in the tourney that season.
Mike Morrison added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Patriots. Isaiah Tate also donated 10 points.
George Mason, the No. 8 seed in the East Region, will next take on top-seeded Ohio State or 16th-seeded Texas-San Antonio on Sunday. Those two teams are playing now (TNT).
Corey Fisher and Corey Stokes finished with 20 and 14 points, respectively, for the Wildcats (21-12), who lost six in a row to end a disappointing season. Villanova is the third of the 11 Big East Conference teams in the tournament to lose.
Here's the updated look at the East region of the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket.
No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 16 Texas-San Antonio, March 18 at 4:40 pm ET on TNT
No. 8 George Mason defeats No. 9 Villanova, 61-57
No. 5 WVU defeats
No. 12 Clemson
No. 4 Kentucky defeats
No. 13 Princeton
No. 2 UNC vs. No. 15 Long Island, March 18 at 7:15 on CBS
No. 7 Washington vs. No. 10 Georgia, March 18 at 9:45 on CBS
No. 3 Syracuse vs.No. 14 Indiana State, March 18 at 9:57 on TruTV
No. 6 Xavier vs. No. 11 Marquette, March 18 at 7:27 on TruTV
-- Sports Network contributed to this report