Scores

Final

Ohio 65

(2-1, 1-1 away)

George Mason 74

(5-1, 3-0 home)

    4:00 PM ET, November 29, 2008

    Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia

    1 2 T
    OHIO 30 3565
    GMU 40 3474

    Top Performers

    Ohio: J. Tillman 22 Pts, 16 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    George Mason: C. Long 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    George Mason 74, Ohio 65

    Associated Press

    FAIRFAX, Va. -- Dre Smith and Cam Long each scored 15 points and George Mason never trailed during a 74-65 victory over Ohio on Saturday.

    Ryan Pearson added 13 points as five players scored in double figures for the Patriots (5-1), who won their third straight game despite seeing an early 19-point lead cut to five points on four occasions in the second half.

    Jerome Tillman had 22 points and 16 rebounds for Ohio (2-1), and Steven Coleman scored 14 of his 16 points inside the final 5:16, including a driving layup that pulled the Bobcats within five at 66-61.

    But George Mason hit nine of its last 10 free throws, with Smith making seven, to seal the win.

    Smith earlier hit two 3-pointers in a 14-0 run that helped the Patriots to a 30-11 lead during a first half when they shot 5-of-11 from 3-point range. They were just 1-of-8 after halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    OHIO
    GMU
    Points 65 74
    FG Made-Attempted 20-53 (.377) 24-53 (.453)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 6-19 (.316)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-26 (.731) 20-29 (.690)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 18

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