Scores

Final

George Mason 70

(21-5, 14-2 CAA)

Wichita State 67

(21-7, 12-4 MVC)

8:00 PM ET, February 18, 2006

Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, Kansas

1 2 T
GMU 33 3770
WICH 29 3867

Top Performers

George Mason: T. Skinn 23 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

Wichita State: K. Wilson 15 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Skinn's late 3 lifts George Mason past Wichita State

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Tony Skinn made a 3-point shot with 10.8 seconds left as George Mason held off a late Wichita State comeback and beat the Shockers 70-67 Saturday night.

Running Down
BracketBusters Saturday
Winner Busted Final
No. Iowa Bucknell 65-61 (2OT)
Iona Buffalo 93-75
Kent State Butler 80-76 (OT)
Missouri St. Wis.-Milw. 72-63
Western Ky. No. Arizona 79-58
Old Dominion Marist 84-71
La. Tech So. Illinois 54-51
George Mason Wichita St. 70-67
Ohio Samford 64-52
Utah State Northwestern St. 66-63
Creighton Fresno State 67-62

The Patriots (21-5) led 64-55 after Jai Lewis hit a 3-pointer with 3:53 to go. But Wichita State (21-7) got within three on Karon Bradley's 3-point shot with 2:00 left and tied the score at 67 when Sean Ogirri made a 3 with 28.7 seconds remaining.

The Patriots passed the ball inside to Lewis on the next possession, and he passed to Skinn for the winning basket.

The Shockers had a final chance, but P.J. Couisnard was forced into a fadeaway 3-point attempt that missed the rim at the buzzer.

Skinn led George Mason with 23 points, Lewis added 16 and Will Thomas had 12 points and eight rebounds.

The game was one of 13 BracketBuster games ESPN televised to provide national exposure to mid-major teams that have a chance at making the NCAA tournament.

Bradley scored 17 points to lead the Shockers, Wilson scored 15 and Miller had 14.

The win was the eighth consecutive and 14th out of 15 for George Mason. Wichita State dropped its second home game of the year.

Wichita State fell to 1-2 in Bracket Buster games, while George Mason improved to 2-0.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GMU
WICH
Points 70 67
FG Made-Attempted 26-50 (.520) 21-51 (.412)
3P Made-Attempted 11-23 (.478) 10-27 (.370)
FT Made-Attempted 7-11 (.636) 15-17 (.882)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
Largest Lead 14 3

2005-06 Season

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