Scores

Final

George Mason 84

(9-4, 1-0 CAA)

Charleston 76

(10-3, 2-0 Southern)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, December 30, 2011

    1 2 T
    GMU 46 3884
    COFC 38 3876

    Top Performers

    George Mason: R. Pearson 35 Pts, 14 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    College Of Charleston: A. Wiggins 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    George Mason 84, Coll. of Charleston 76

    Associated Press

    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Ryan Pearson turned in a magnificent performance with 35 points and 14 rebounds to propel George Mason to an 84-76 victory over the College of Charleston on Friday night.

    Pearson hit 15 of 25 shots, going 4 for 4 from the foul line and making a 3-pointer. Teammate Vertrail Vaughns finished in double figures with 12 points and hit two 3-pointers, as did Andre Cornelius. But it was Pearson who fought off Charleston's more balanced attack with five players in double figures, led by Antwaine Wiggins with 19 points.

    George Mason (9-4) led 46-38 at halftime before each team scored 38 points in the second half. The Patriots shot a sizzling 54.8 percent in the first half (17 of 31) and 51.7 percent for the game (31 of 60).

    Trent Wiedeman scored 15 for Charleston (10-3) and Adjehi Baru added 12.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GMU
    COFC
    Points 84 76
    FG Made-Attempted 31-60 (.517) 26-60 (.433)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-16 (.500) 5-21 (.238)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-19 (.737) 19-28 (.679)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 4

    2011-12 Season

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