Scores

Final

George Mason 86

(8-3, 1-0 CAA)

FIU 68

(3-7, 0-2 Sun Belt)

    7:00 PM ET, December 21, 2007

    U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

    1 2 T
    GMU 39 4786
    FIU 31 3768

    Top Performers

    George Mason: D. Smith 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Florida International: R. Hicks 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Blk

    George Mason 86, Fla. International 68

    Associated Press

    MIAMI, Fla. (AP) -- Dre Smith had a team high 21 points as George Mason beat Florida International 86-68 Friday night.

    George Mason (8-3) started the game on a 9-0 run, holding the Golden Panthers (3-7) scoreless for the first three-and-a-half minutes.

    The closest Florida International got was 32-29 on a layup by Tremayne Russell with 3:55 left in the half. George Mason took a 39-31 lead into halftime.

    Smith was 5 of 7 from behind the arc for the Patriots (8-3). Will Thomas added 20 points, making 6 of 9 field goals and 8 of 12 free throws.

    The Golden Panthers lost their fourth straight game. Russell Hicks led Florida International with 21 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GMU
    FIU
    Points 86 68
    FG Made-Attempted 29-55 (.527) 27-54 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-17 (.471) 3-12 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-27 (.741) 11-12 (.917)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 18 0

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