Scores

Final

Northeastern 63

(9-7, 5-3 CAA)

George Mason 74

(13-4, 7-1 CAA)

    7:00 PM ET, January 19, 2006

    Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia

    1 2 T
    NE 26 3763
    GMU 36 3874

    Top Performers

    Northeastern: S. James 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 7 Blk

    George Mason: J. Lewis 19 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    George Mason 74, Northeastern 63

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Jai Lewis had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Tony Skinn had a school and conference record nine steals to lead George Mason past Northeastern 74-63 Thursday night.

    Lamar Butler had 20 points and Will Thomas scored a career-high 18 points for the Patriots (13-4, 7-1 Colonial Athletic Association), who have won six straight and 12 of 14.

    Jose Juan Barea had 15 points and eight assists for the Huskies (9-7, 5-2), becoming the first player in school history to reach 2,000 career points and 600 career assists.

    The Patriots dominated the inside with 50 points in the paint and held the Huskies to 34 percent shooting.

    George Mason opened with a 16-3 run and never let up, leading by as many as 17 points in the first half.

    Northeastern used a 17-7 run spanning the first and second halves to pull within five at 38-33 early in the second, but George Mason responded with a 19-7 surge to push the lead back to 17 at 57-40.

    The Huskies pulled within eight at 59-51 with 5:34 remaining, but never seriously threatened again. ^

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NE
    GMU
    Points 63 74
    FG Made-Attempted 23-67 (.343) 29-58 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-29 (.379) 2-9 (.222)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-7 (.857) 14-17 (.824)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 13

    2005-06 Season

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    Jan 2, 2006 GMU 71, @NE 68Recap
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