VCU 65, George Mason 59 (March 5, 2007)
Everybody remembers “The Dagger”, but this is the moment – with a CAA Championship on the line - Eric Maynor began to build his VCU legacy.
George Mason, a year removed from its remarkable Final Four run, led the CAA Championship Game 57-52 with under two minutes to play at the Richmond Coliseum. But Maynor stripped Mason’s Gabe Norwood on back-to-back plays and scored seven straight points to give the Rams a 59-57 lead with 45 seconds remaining.
Maynor finished with a game-high 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Ten days later, Maynor cemented his place in NCAA Tournament lore with a game-winning jumper to beat Duke.