FAIRFAX, Va. -- Ryan Pearson scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half and George Mason overcame a 12-point deficit to win its 11th game in a row, beating James Madison 82-68 on Saturday.
The Patriots (21-5, 13-2 Colonial Athletic Association) tied a program record for consecutive victories and moved into sole possession of first place in the conference.
Pearson hit a 3-pointer and putback off Mike Morrison's miss during a 7-0 run, pushing George Mason's advantage to 58-46 early in the second half. The Dukes pulled no closer than seven points the rest of the way.
Mike Krzyzewski says he has good reason to be excited for next season thanks to a combination of Duke's incoming freshmen and a core of experienced upperclassmen.
Georgia guard Juwan Parker has been awarded a medical redshirt, leaving him with two years of eligibility, after missing the 2015-16 season with a partially torn Achilles tendon.
Forward Trevon Bluiett has withdrawn from consideration from the NBA draft and will return to Xavier for his junior season.