Scores

Final

George Mason 64

(24-9, 14-4 CAA)

VCU 74

(27-6, 15-3 CAA)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    4:30 PM ET, March 4, 2012

    Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia

    1 2 T
    GMU 32 3264
    VCU 48 2674

    Top Performers

    George Mason: M. Morrison 20 Pts, 11 Reb, 4 Blk

    Virginia Commonwealth: T. Daniels 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl

    VCU 74, George Mason 64

    Associated Press

    RICHMOND, Va. -- Bradford Burgess scored 20 points and Virginia Commonwealth burst out to a 32-4 lead, then had to hang on against a furious rally by George Mason, moving into the Colonial Athletic Association championship with a 74-64 victory Sunday.

    Troy Daniels added 17 points and Rob Brandenberg 14 for VCU (27-6), which had the huge lead after just 9 minutes. The Rams won for the 24th time in its last 27 games and will face Drexel, winners of 18 in a row, for the league's automatic NCAA tournament berth Monday night.

    Mike Morrison had 20 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for George Mason (24-9). The Patriots outscored the Rams 60-42 over the final 31 minutes, but couldn't overcome a start in which VCU scored the first 21 points and Mason's first field goal came after 8:11.

    The Patriots cut it to 48-32 by halftime, but never got closer than six.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GMU
    VCU
    Points 64 74
    FG Made-Attempted 21-50 (.420) 22-52 (.423)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 11-25 (.440)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-22 (.818) 19-28 (.679)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 28

    2011-12 Season

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