Scores

Final

Georgia State 45

(12-19, 6-12 CAA)

George Mason 68

(26-5, 16-2 CAA)

    12:00 PM ET, March 5, 2011

    Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia

    1 2 T
    GAST 29 1645
    GMU 31 3768

    Top Performers

    Georgia State: M. Johnson 9 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

    George Mason: M. Morrison 5 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    George Mason's 16th straight win leads to CAA semifinals

    Associated Press

    RICHMOND, Va. -- Cam Long scored 15 points and Andre Cornelius had 12 to lead a balanced attack as George Mason (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today) beat Georgia State 68-45 in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament Saturday.

    The top-seeded Patriots (26-5), who won their 16th straight, limited Georgia State to five second-half field goals and took command with a 22-2 run that opened a 58-36 lead with seven minutes remaining.

    The Panthers (12-19), playing their second game under interim coach Paul Graham because Rod Barnes was fired at the end of the regular season, had scoring droughts of 6½ minutes in the first half and 7½ minutes in the second, when they connected on just 5 of 23 shots.

    Eric Buckner led the Panthers with 10 points and Marques Johnson had nine. The second half drought came after the Panthers had closed to within 36-34.

    Georgia State had 21 turnovers, the Patriots just six.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GAST
    GMU
    Points 45 68
    FG Made-Attempted 17-43 (.395) 21-46 (.457)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-10 (.200) 5-14 (.357)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-17 (.529) 21-29 (.724)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 26

    2010-11 Season

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