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NCAA Game Summary - Monmouth vs. George Mason

(Tuesday, November 15th)

Final Score: George Mason 71, Monmouth 39

Blacksburg, VA (Sports Network) - Ryan Pearson's double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds led the way for George Mason, as the Patriots clobbered the Monmouth Hawks, 71-39, in the East Regional of the NIT Season Tip-Off at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg.

Vertrail Vaughns added 12 points for George Mason (2-1), while Mike Morrison tallied nine points.

Ed Waite was the best player for Monmouth (0-3), as the forward finished with nine points and 12 rebounds.

The Patriots took a commanding, 40-21 lead into the break after posting a sizzling 56.0 percent shooting effort in the first half.

George Mason turned up the heat defensively in the second stanza, as the Patriots limited the Hawks to a woeful 17.2 percent shooting display over the final 20 minutes of action.

The Patriots posted a 47.3 percent shooting effort in the win, while Monmouth finished with a meager 24.1 percent showing from the floor.

11/15 23:58:55 ET