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Final

Dayton 56

(6-2, 2-1 away)

George Mason 55

(4-5, 1-0 CAA)

    7:00 PM ET, December 8, 2009

    Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia

    1 2 T
    DAY 35 2156
    GMU 19 3655

    Top Performers

    Dayton: C. Johnson 14 Pts, 4 Reb

    George Mason: S. Wright 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Dayton 56, George Mason 55

    Associated Press

    FAIRFAX, Va. -- Chris Johnson had 14 points and Dayton held off a furious second-half rally by George Mason in a 56-55 win on Tuesday night.

    The loss snapped an 18-game home winning streak for the Patriots (4-5), who last suffered a home loss on Feb. 16, 2008, to North Carolina-Wilmington.

    The Flyers (6-2) won their fourth straight game.

    After a 3-pointer by Andre Cornelius brought George Mason within 54-52 with 8.7 seconds remaining, Johnson hit two free throws to make it 56-52 with 7.3 seconds left.

    Sherrod Wright, who led George Mason with 17 points, hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the final margin.

    Dayton took a 35-19 halftime advantage after holding the Patriots without a field goal for 14:31 until Mike Morrison's layup just before halftime.

    George Mason then used a 13-0 run to cut the deficit to 39-34, but could get no closer than two points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DAY
    GMU
    Points 56 55
    FG Made-Attempted 20-50 (.400) 18-46 (.391)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-16 (.250) 3-14 (.214)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-17 (.706) 16-20 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 16 0

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