Scores

Final

James Madison 68

(5-22, 2-16 CAA)

George Mason 95

(22-6, 15-3 CAA)

    12:00 PM ET, February 25, 2006

    Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia

    1 2 T
    JMU 29 3968
    GMU 41 5495

    Top Performers

    James Madison: K. Swanston 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    George Mason: L. Butler 27 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Butler's season-high 27 spurs No. 25 George Mason

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Lamar Butler had a season-high 27 points to lead George Mason (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today; unranked AP) past James Madison on Saturday, 95-68.

    Butler connected on seven 3-pointers as the Patriots (22-6, 15-3 Colonial Athletic Association) bounced back two days after having their eight-game winning streak snapped at Hofstra.

    Kyle Swanston had 17 points to pace the Dukes (5-22, 2-16 CAA) in the regular season finale for both teams.

    Will Thomas added 21 points and George Mason's other two seniors, Jai Lewis and Tony Skinn, had 12 and 10 points, respectively, as the Patriots built a 30-point lead in the second half and cruised to their 11th win in 14 games against James Madison.

    With the win, George Mason clinched at least a share of the CAA's regular season championship, guaranteeing them either the top seed or the second seed in next week's conference tournament.

    The Dukes have lost their last five games and dropped 17 of 19 to end the regular season.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    JMU
    GMU
    Points 68 95
    FG Made-Attempted 25-62 (.403) 37-60 (.617)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-22 (.364) 12-21 (.571)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-16 (.625) 9-19 (.474)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 31

    2005-06 Season

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