George Mason vs VCU

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

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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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Scoreboard
George Mason (20-13)322860
VCU (25-7) «323971
GMASON:J. Jenkins 15 Pts
GMASON:M. Moore 17 Reb
GMASON:J. Jenkins 2 Ast
VCU:D. Jenkins 15 Pts
VCU:J. Burgess 7 Reb
VCU:J. Lewis 6 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
George MasonVCU
GMASON
Marquise Moore
VCU
JeQuan Lewis
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
111711316
George Mason Patriots
M. Moore, G384-123-5171411
J. Jenkins, F335-75-552315
J. Grayer, G334-124-461113
O. Livingston II, G322-92-20237
J. Kier, G251-41-25103
I. Boyd, G202-30-20034
K. Newman, G111-40-00013
D. Relvao, F71-12-20024
K. Murrell, G10-00-00000
M. Tate, G00-00-00000
D. Abram, G00-00-00000
D. Dixon, F00-00-00000
T. Temara, F00-00-00000
A. Wilson, F00-00-00000
Totals 20-5217-223371760
 38.5%77.3% 
VCU Rams
J. Lewis, G345-111-116113
M. Alie-Cox, F280-40-02440
J. Burgess, G/F275-100-372210
J. Tillman, F263-51-26027
D. Brooks, G163-40-05048
D. Jenkins, G275-92-440015
S. Doughty, G193-84-731210
J. Williams, G152-43-43117
A. Hamdy, F40-11-22031
M. Crowfield, G40-00-00000
T. Burston, G00-00-00000
I. Vann, F00-00-00000
M. Fraser, G00-00-00000
Totals 26-5612-2333141971
 46.4%52.2% 
Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UMass0-03-1153
Davidson0-02-115
Duquesne0-02-1218
Rhode Island0-02-117
Saint Josephs0-02-155
St. Bona.0-02-1327
Saint Louis0-03-242
George Mason0-03-3199
La Salle0-03-3123
VCU0-03-3237
Dayton0-02-2138
Geo. Wash.0-02-2233
Fordham0-01-3143
Richmond0-01-4239
 
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