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Lewis helps VCU break away from George Mason in A-10 tourney

PITTSBURGH (AP) JaQuan Lewis stepped up in the closing minutes of a quarterfinal that saw each team take off on extended runs and VCU got the last big one, pulling away late to defeat George Mason 71-60 on Friday in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.

Lewis had scored just five points until, with the score tied at 48-48 and under eight minutes remaining, he dialed a layup and two 3-pointers as second-seeded VCU sprinted off on a 16-4 run over the next five minutes.

The Rams (25-7) face the winner of the No. 3 seed Richmond versus No. 6 seed George Washington in the semifinals on Saturday.

De'Riante Jenkins scored a career-high 15 points for the Rams in his third game back from injury. The freshman missed 15 games after breaking his foot Jan. 3 against George Mason. Lewis made six assists, including a highlight-reel fast-break no-look behind-the-back bounce pass to Justin Tillman as VCU got off to a 12-2 start.

George Mason had a 16-2 run to tie 32-32 by halftime and the game saw 10 lead changes and nine ties until the final VCU surge.

Jalen Jenkins paced the Patriots (20-13) with 15 points. Marquise Moore finished with 11 points and 17 rebounds, grabbing 360 career boards to become George Mason's all-time leader. His 20th double-double this season ties the NCAA record for guards with Andre Roberson (Colorado).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by VCU 29.0
  Otis Livingston II missed 3-pt. jump shot 31.0
  Defensive rebound by Jaire Grayer 39.0
  Jonathan Williams missed 2nd of 2 free throws 39.0
+ 1 Jonathan Williams made 1st of 2 free throws 39.0
  Personal foul on Otis Livingston II 39.0
  Defensive rebound by Doug Brooks 43.0
  Jaire Grayer missed 3-pt. jump shot 45.0
  Defensive rebound by Marquise Moore 55.0
  De'Riante Jenkins missed 2nd of 2 free throws 55.0
  De'Riante Jenkins missed 1st of 2 free throws 55.0
Team Stats
Points 60 71
Field Goals 20-52 (38.5%) 26-56 (46.4%)
3-Pointers 3-14 (21.4%) 7-14 (50.0%)
Free Throws 17-22 (77.3%) 12-23 (52.2%)
Total Rebounds 36 36
Offensive 9 9
Defensive 24 24
Team 3 3
Assists 7 14
Steals 3 8
Blocks 3 3
Turnovers 12 10
Fouls 17 19
Technicals 0 0
15 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST
15 PTS, 4 REB
12T
away team logo George Mason 20-13 322860
home team logo VCU 25-7 323971
Team Stats
away team logo George Mason 20-13 71.3 PPG 39.9 RPG 11.6 APG
home team logo VCU 25-7 76.1 PPG 40.2 RPG 15.1 APG
Key Players
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J. Jenkins F PPG RPG APG FG%
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D. Jenkins G 12.9 PPG 3.9 RPG 2.5 APG 43.8 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Jenkins F 15 PTS 5 REB 2 AST
D. Jenkins G 15 PTS 4 REB 0 AST
38.5 FG% 46.4
21.4 3PT FG% 50.0
77.3 FT% 52.2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Jenkins 33 15 5 2 0 0 0 3 5/7 0/0 5/5 3 2
J. Grayer 33 13 6 1 0 3 4 1 4/12 1/6 4/4 0 6
M. Moore 38 11 17 1 2 0 5 4 4/12 0/2 3/5 4 13
O. Livingston II 32 7 0 2 0 0 1 3 2/9 1/3 2/2 0 0
J. Kier 25 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 1/4 0/1 1/2 2 3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Jenkins 33 15 5 2 0 0 0 3 5/7 0/0 5/5 3 2
J. Grayer 33 13 6 1 0 3 4 1 4/12 1/6 4/4 0 6
M. Moore 38 11 17 1 2 0 5 4 4/12 0/2 3/5 4 13
O. Livingston II 32 7 0 2 0 0 1 3 2/9 1/3 2/2 0 0
J. Kier 25 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 1/4 0/1 1/2 2 3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
D. Relvao 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1/1 0/0 2/2 0 0
I. Boyd 20 4 0 0 1 0 1 3 2/3 0/0 0/2 0 0
K. Newman 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1/4 1/2 0/0 0 0
K. Murrell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
M. Tate - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Abram - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Dixon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Temara - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Wilson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 60 33 7 3 3 12 17 20/52 3/14 17/22 9 24
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Lewis 34 13 1 6 3 0 1 1 5/11 2/4 1/1 0 1
J. Burgess 27 10 7 2 1 0 0 2 5/10 0/2 0/3 3 4
D. Brooks 16 8 5 0 0 0 2 4 3/4 2/3 0/0 0 5
J. Tillman 26 7 6 0 0 0 2 2 3/5 0/0 1/2 1 5
M. Alie-Cox 28 0 2 4 0 2 3 4 0/4 0/0 0/0 2 0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Lewis 34 13 1 6 3 0 1 1 5/11 2/4 1/1 0 1
J. Burgess 27 10 7 2 1 0 0 2 5/10 0/2 0/3 3 4
D. Brooks 16 8 5 0 0 0 2 4 3/4 2/3 0/0 0 5
J. Tillman 26 7 6 0 0 0 2 2 3/5 0/0 1/2 1 5
M. Alie-Cox 28 0 2 4 0 2 3 4 0/4 0/0 0/0 2 0
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
D. Jenkins 27 15 4 0 2 0 0 0 5/9 3/3 2/4 2 2
S. Doughty 19 10 3 1 0 1 1 2 3/8 0/1 4/7 0 3
J. Williams 15 7 3 1 2 0 1 1 2/4 0/1 3/4 0 3
A. Hamdy 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0/1 0/0 1/2 1 1
M. Crowfield 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
T. Burston - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Vann - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Fraser - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 71 33 14 8 3 10 19 26/56 7/14 12/23 9 24