Colonial Athletic Association matchup.
Corey Edwards added 10 points for the Patriots (8-6, 1-1).
Trailing at halftime 37-33, George Mason opened the second half on a 12-6 run to take a 45-43 lead with 12:30 left to play. Wright's steal and fast-break layup capped the run for the Patriots.
George Mason shot 59.1 percent (13 for 22) in the second half.
After Brandon Bitt's 3-pointer tied the game at 61 with 3:04 remaining, two three-point plays by Johnny Williams and Wright helped push the Patriots ahead 68-61 with 1:54 remaining.
Corey Edwards and Jonathan Arledge made five free throws for George Mason in the final minute to seal the victory.