Scores

Final

Hampton 66

(1-6, 0-1 MEAC)

George Mason 79

(6-3, 1-1 CAA)

    7:00 PM ET, December 21, 2005

    Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia

    1 2 T
    HAMP 25 4166
    GMU 27 5279

    Top Performers

    Hampton: J. Cowan 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    George Mason: J. Lewis 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast

    George Mason 79, Hampton 66

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Lamar Butler and Jai Lewis each scored 18 points and George Mason overcame poor free throw shooting to beat Hampton 79-66 Wednesday night.

    Butler hit four 3-pointers to lead five players in double figures for George Mason (6-3), which won for the fifth time in six games. The Patriots, who entered the game making just 61 percent of their free throw attempts, missed nine of their first 10 from the line and finished 23-of-45 on the night.

    Rodrick Coleman scored 20 points and Jaz Cowan added 17 for the Pirates (1-6), who remained winless on the road.

    The Patriots led 27-25 at halftime but used full-court pressure to pull away in the second half, when Hampton committed nine of its 14 turnovers.

    The Pirates pulled to 48-46 on a 3-pointer by Coleman with 8:38 remaining but George Mason's smaller, quicker lineup helped the Patriots pull away with a number of easy baskets. ^

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HAMP
    GMU
    Points 66 79
    FG Made-Attempted 27-66 (.409) 26-45 (.578)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-24 (.292) 4-12 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-6 (.833) 23-45 (.511)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 30 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 13

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