Duquesne Falls To George Mason, 79-58

Nov. 27, 2004

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FAIRFAX, Va. - Tony Skinn scored 18 of his game-high 23 points in the first half and Jai Lewis totaled 12 of his 20 in the second to lead George Mason to a 79-58 win over Duquesne at the Patriot Center. Freshman DeVario Hudson led Duquesne with 18 points.

Skinn, who hit four of his five 3-pointers in the opening 20 minutes, scored 11 in the final 5:38 of the half to help turn a 19-16 lead into a 41-23 halftime advantage.

The Patriots upped the lead to 20 midway through the second half before Hudson scored on a dunk, a tip-in of his own miss and a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 63-51 with 5:48 left. The comeback didn't last long as GMU's Lamar Butler, who finished with 19 points, responded by hitting three of his five 3-pointers in the last 3:19 for the final margin.

Kieron Achara finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Dukes, despite picking up his fourth foul with over 15 minutes left. Lewis, who hit 9-of-13 shots from the field, added 11 rebounds for George Mason.

GMU, which shot 44.3 percent for the game, converted 13-of-34 3-point attempts. Duquesne, which shot a season-high 50.0 percent, hit just 3-of-13 from beyond the arc.

The big difference was in the turnover column, where George Mason turned 18 Duquesne miscues into 23 points. The Dukes forced just five George Mason turnovers and converted them into just two points.



DeVario Hudson had 18 points to lead Duquesne (1-5), which has lost four in a row. Kieron Achara added 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Skinn made four 3-pointers in the first half, including a buzzer-beater for a 41-23 halftime lead. Butler scored 10 points in the first half for the Patriots, who shot 7-for-16 from behind the arc in the period.


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