Scores

Final

George Mason 73

(18-5, 12-2 CAA)

VCU 61

(15-7, 9-5 CAA)

    7:30 PM ET, February 9, 2006

    Stuart C. Siegel Center, Richmond, Virginia

    1 2 T
    GMU 24 4973
    VCU 36 2561

    Top Performers

    George Mason: F. Campbell 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Virginia Commonwealth: N. George 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    George Mason 73, VA Commonwealth 61

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- George Mason erased a 17-point deficit by outscoring Virginia Commonwealth 41-12 over the final 15:24 Thursday night and solidified its lead in the Colonial Athletic Association with a 73-61 victory against the Rams.

    Will Thomas, Jai Lewis, Tony Skinn and Folarin Campbell combined for 37 of the points as the Patriots (18-5, 12-2) handed the Rams their first home loss. The victory was the fifth in a row and 11th in 12 games for George Mason.

    The Rams (15-7, 9-5) led 49-32 following B.A. Walker's jumper with 15:24 remaining, but the Patriots ran off the next 13 points and VCU missed 16 of its last 18 shots.

    Nick George broke the Rams' field goal drought with 8:09 remaining, giving VCU a 52-49 lead, but the Patriots took the lead 53-52 on Thomas' layup with 6:32 left.

    They never trailed again, shooting nearly 74 percent in the second half.

    Lewis led the Patriots with 21 points, Campbell added 18, Thomas 14 and Skinn 13.

    George led the Rams with 21, Alexander Harper added 11 and Walker had 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GMU
    VCU
    Points 73 61
    FG Made-Attempted 27-51 (.529) 25-53 (.472)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 9-20 (.450)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-16 (.938) 2-4 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 10 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 15

    2005-06 Season

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