Scores

Final

George Mason 71

(11-3, 4-0 CAA)

Towson 59

(7-9, 2-2 CAA)

    7:00 PM ET, January 7, 2009

    Towson Center, Towson, Maryland

    1 2 T
    GMU 33 3871
    TOWS 22 3759

    Top Performers

    George Mason: D. Monroe 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Towson: J. Hairston 7 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 Blk

    George Mason 71, Towson 59

    Associated Press

    TOWSON, Md. -- Darryl Monroe had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Cam Long added 13 points and George Mason beat Towson 71-59 on Wednesday night.

    Dre Smith scored 11 points for the Patriots (11-3, 4-0 Colonial Athletic Association), who have beaten the Tigers 13 straight times. George Mason has won three straight and nine of 10 overall.

    Josh Thornton scored 14 points and Tony Franklin 10 for Towson (7-9, 2-2), which was denied a season-high third straight victory. Junior Hairston grabbed 11 rebounds.

    Monroe was dominant inside early, scoring eight points as George Mason built an early 22-8 lead. The Tigers never got closer than 30-22 on Thornton's 3-pointer with 1:05 left in the first half.

    Towson finished with a 37-32 edge in rebounds, but shot only 20-for-52 from the field and 4-for-18 from 3-point range.

    The Patriots converted 17 Tiger turnovers into 20 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GMU
    TOWS
    Points 71 59
    FG Made-Attempted 28-58 (.483) 20-52 (.385)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-9 (.444) 4-18 (.222)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 15-22 (.682)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 0

    2008-09 Season

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