Scores

Final

George Mason 57

(4-4, 1-0 CAA)

UNC-Wilmington 52

(3-5, 0-1 CAA)

    5:00 PM ET, December 5, 2009

    Trask Coliseum, Wilmington, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    GMU 28 2957
    UNCW 13 3952

    Top Performers

    George Mason: R. Pearson 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    UNC Wilmington: J. Fields 21 Pts, 13 Reb, 5 Blk

    George Mason 57, N.C.-Wilmington 52

    Associated Press

    WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Ryan Pearson scored 14 points to lead George Mason to a 57-52 win over North Carolina-Wilmington in the Colonial Athletic Association season opener for both teams on Saturday.

    Pearson shot 6-for-10 and grabbed eight rebounds for the Patriots (4-4). Cam Long added 12 points and five rebounds, while Andre Cornelius chipped in with 11 points.

    George Mason led 28-13 at halftime, and a 3-pointer from Cornelius with 15:26 remaining gave the Patriots their largest lead of the game at 37-17.

    But the Seahawks (3-5) fought back, and a layup from Chad Tomko capped a 22-4 run and cut George Mason's lead to 41-39 with 8:37 remaining. UNC-Wilmington was unable to get any closer, though, and was held scoreless for a 3-minute period late in the half.

    John Fields led the Seahawks with 21 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GMU
    UNCW
    Points 57 52
    FG Made-Attempted 21-49 (.429) 20-57 (.351)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-9 (.333) 5-17 (.294)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-20 (.600) 7-11 (.636)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 0

    2009-10 Season

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