Scores

Final

George Mason 53

(19-9, 12-5 CAA)

UNC-Wilmington 52

(7-23, 3-14 CAA)

    7:00 PM ET, February 25, 2009

    Trask Coliseum, Wilmington, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    GMU 21 3253
    UNCW 19 3352

    Top Performers

    George Mason: D. Smith 13 Pts, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    UNC Wilmington: C. Tomko 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    George Mason 53, N.C.-Wilmington 52

    Associated Press

    WILMINGTON, N.C. -- John Vaughan's basket with 5 seconds left gave George Mason a 53-52 win over North Carolina-Wilmington on Wednesday night.

    George Mason (19-9, 12-5 Colonial Athletic Association) led 49-40 with 3:39 to go, but the Seahawks went on a 12-2 run to take a 52-51 lead on a Montez Downey 3-pointer with 21 seconds left to play.

    Downey's basket was the first time North Carolina-Wilmington (7-23, 3-14) led since 2:33 into the game.

    After the Seahawks had a 3-2 advantage, George Mason went on an 11-1 run to lead 13-4 on a Ryan Pearson jumper with 10:18 left in the first half.

    Dre Smith scored 13 points and Vaughan grabbed 11 rebounds for the Patriots, who swept the Seahawks for the first time since 2004.

    Chad Tomko and Montez Downey scored 17 points each for North Carolina-Wilmington. Kevon Moore grabbed 10 rebounds for the Seahawks.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GMU
    UNCW
    Points 53 52
    FG Made-Attempted 22-53 (.415) 17-53 (.321)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-24 (.208) 10-31 (.323)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-8 (.500) 8-18 (.444)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 16 1

    2008-09 Season

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