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Anthony Chiusano | NCAA.com | February 28, 2018

Watch: GMU's Boyd's hits second buzzer beater this week

  Boyd delivered the final blow against both UMass and Saint Joseph's this week.

Ian Boyd has the hot hand for the George Mason Patriots.

The sophomore guard delivered the Patriots an overtime victory over Massachusetts Saturday night with his second buzzer beater in four days. With the score knotted at 76-76 Saturday, Boyd received a pass from teammate Otis Livington and converted on a left-handed layup just before the final horn sounded. 

This came just three days after Boyd connected on a game-winning 3-pointer to down Saint Joseph's at the buzzer on Wednesday. That game featured a slightly more unorthodox sequence of final events, as a loose ball bounced right to Boyd, who hoisted up an on-target desperation shot.

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George Mason is not one to shy away from drama. Saturday's thrilling finish marked the team's third buzzer-beating win of the season. The other came out of the hands of Livington against on Jan. 10 — also against Saint Joseph's. Fortunately for the Hawks, they won't have to face the Patriots again this season.

UPDATE (Feb. 28, 9:20 p.m.): Boyd did it again.

Four days after Boyd's heroics against UMass, the guard hit his third straight last-second game-winner against VCU Wednesday night. Down by one, Boyd tipped in the go-ahead basket with 0.7 seconds left to clinch an 81-80 Patriots victory.

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