VCU 74, George Mason 64
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
The Patriots cut it to 48-32 by halftime, but never got closer