Scores

Final

Lamar 71

(17-10, 8-4 Southland)

George Mason 75

(23-6, 14-2 CAA)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    4:00 PM ET, February 18, 2012

    Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia

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    LAM 34 3771
    GMU 47 2875

    Top Performers

    Lamar: B. Davis 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast

    George Mason: R. Pearson 17 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast

    George Mason 75, Lamar 71

    Associated Press

    FAIRFAX, Va. -- Ryan Pearson scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and George Mason held off Lamar in a 75-71 victory on Saturday.

    Sherrod Wright finished with 13 points for George Mason (23-6), which was hosting the Cardinals (17-10) as part of the Bracket Buster series.

    Brandon Davis led the Cardinals with 13 points and Devon Lamb added 12.

    George Mason led by 13 points at halftime and pulled ahead by 17 with 15:28 left to play.

    The Cardinals rallied and trailed by one when Mike James (10 points) got a steal and drove for a dunk that put Lamar up 69-68 with 3:21 to play.

    George Mason's Andre Cornelius responded with a three-pointer to put the Patriots back in front and Bryon Allen's jumper made it 73-69 with 2:08 left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LAM
    GMU
    Points 71 75
    FG Made-Attempted 27-57 (.474) 28-49 (.571)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 7-14 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-18 (.722) 12-15 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 17

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