Scores

Final

George Mason 53

(22-10, 12-6 CAA)

UNC-Wilmington 41

(20-13, 12-6 CAA)

    5:00 PM ET, March 9, 2008

    Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia

    1 2 T
    GMU 31 2253
    UNCW 25 1641

    Top Performers

    George Mason: W. Thomas 6 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    North Carolina-Wilmington: V. Kuljanin 10 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    George Mason 53, N.C.-Wilmington 41

    Associated Press

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Folarin Campbell scored 15 points and George Mason held North Carolina-Wilmington to its worst shooting percentage of the season Sunday, defeating the Seahawks 53-41 in the Colonial Athletic Association semifinals.

    The Patriots (22-10) will face fifth-seeded William & Mary in Monday's championship game. Wilmington is 20-13.

    The Patriots took the lead 10-9 with 12:50 remaining in the first half on a foul by Louis Birdsong. George Mason never trailed again, leading by as many as eight in the first half and taking a 31-25 halftime lead.

    The teams opened the second half by combining to miss 10 of 11 field goals. Neither team shot 30 percent for the half, but the Patriots hit 14 of 21 free throws to extend the lead.

    Birdsong finished with 10 points, and Will Thomas led the Patriots with 14 rebounds as George Mason outrebounded N.C.-Wilmington 39-31.

    The Seahawks, who finished with a field goal percentage of 28.1, were led by T.J. Carter's 16 points and Vladimir Kuljanin's 10. Kuljanin also had 11 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GMU
    UNCW
    Points 53 41
    FG Made-Attempted 18-40 (.450) 16-57 (.281)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-9 (.222) 4-23 (.174)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-23 (.652) 5-10 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 3

    2007-08 Season

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