Scores

Final

Northeastern 84

(6-7, 1-0 CAA)

George Mason 74

(7-6, 0-1 CAA)

Coverage: NBCSN

7:00 PM ET, January 3, 2013

Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia

1 2 T
NE 30 5484
GMU 37 3774

Top Performers

Northeastern: J. Lee 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

George Mason: E. Copes 7 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Blk

Northeastern 84, George Mason 74

Associated Press

FAIRFAX, Va. -- Jonathan Lee scored 20 points and Quincy Ford had 18 to lead Northeastern to an 84-74 victory over George Mason in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.

Zach Stahl chipped in 15 points for the Huskies (6-7), who snapped a five-game losing streak.

Sherrod Wright led the Patriots (7-5) with 19 points, and Vertrail Vaughns scored 13.

Northeastern shot 52.8 percent from the field (28 of 53) and 56.3 percent from 3-point range (9 of 16). The Huskies outscored the Patriots 19-11 from the foul line.

Trailing 37-30 at halftime, the Huskies tied it at 42 on David Walker's dunk 3:46 in. The Patriots led 50-44 on Sherrod Wright's layup with 13:15 to go, but Northeastern finally pulled ahead 60-58 on Demetrius Pollard's 3-pointer with 6:55 left.

Zach Stahl's three-point play made it 73-63 with 3:09 to go, and the Huskies cruised to the victory.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NE
GMU
Points 84 74
FG Made-Attempted 28-53 (.528) 28-61 (.459)
3P Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 7-20 (.350)
FT Made-Attempted 19-22 (.864) 11-11 (1.000)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 11 9

2012-13 Season

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