George Mason vs Virginia Commonwealth

VCU 74, George Mason 64


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - 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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George Mason (24-9)323264
Virginia Commonwealth (27-6) «482674
GEOMAS:M. Morrison 20 Pts
GEOMAS:M. Morrison 11 Reb
GEOMAS:S. Wright 3 Ast
VACOMM:B. Burgess 20 Pts
VACOMM:T. Daniels 6 Reb
VACOMM:D. Theus 7 Ast

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George MasonVirginia Commonwealth
Mike Morrison
Troy Daniels
George Mason Patriots
M. Morrison, F368-134-6110220
A. Cornelius, G344-104-641415
V. Vaughns, G291-62-21155
B. Allen, G251-70-02312
R. Pearson, F232-32-25046
S. Wright, G292-32-24326
J. Arledge, F213-84-4110410
V. Gray, F20-00-00010
C. Edwards, G10-00-00000
P. Bennett, FDid Not Play
E. Copes, F-CDid Not Play
J. Baird, GDid Not Play
J. Hoxie, G-FDid Not Play
B. Lewis, GDid Not Play
Totals 21-5018-223882364
Virginia Commonwealth Rams
D. Theus, G351-73-41715
T. Daniels, G344-85-660117
B. Burgess, G-F336-153-512320
J. Reddic, F264-64-640412
D. Haley, C71-40-03042
R. Brandenberg, G335-83-531114
B. Weber, G130-10-01100
T. Graham, G101-31-20034
D. Hinton, F60-00-01010
T. Okereafor, G20-00-00000
J. Guest, F10-00-00000
H. Houston, FDid Not Play
R. McCarter, GDid Not Play
Totals 22-5219-2820111874
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
J. Madison11-721-11103
Will. & Mary11-720-1167
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