Scores

Final

George Mason 62

(8-3, 1-0 CAA)

Dayton 66

(12-1, 9-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 30, 2008

    University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio

    1 2 T
    GMU 35 2762
    DAY 30 3666

    Top Performers

    George Mason: D. Smith 22 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Dayton: R. Lowery 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Dayton 66, George Mason 62

    Associated Press

    DAYTON, Ohio -- Rob Lowery stole the ball for a dunk to tie the game with 2:09 to play, and Chris Johnson followed with a 3-pointer to put Dayton ahead for good, as the Flyers beat George Mason 66-62 on Tuesday night.

    The Patriots (8-3) led for most of the second half, pulling to a 5-point advantage on a 3-pointer by Dre Smith with 4:41 left to play, but Dayton (12-1) went on an 11-2 run to steal the win.

    The Flyers were led by Lowery and Marcus Johnson, who had 13 points each. George Mason's Dre Smith had 22, and Cam Long added 15.

    The Patriots held the lead for longer than 19 straight minutes around the break, pulling ahead by as many as 7 points. They started the second half with a 35-30 lead.

    It was the 27th consecutive non-conference home win for the Flyers, who have not allowed any team to shoot higher than 45 percent form the field this season.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GMU
    DAY
    Points 62 66
    FG Made-Attempted 23-54 (.426) 24-56 (.429)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-22 (.318) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-15 (.600) 12-23 (.522)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 4

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