Patriots Fall to UNC-Wilmington in CAA Tournament

Posted: March 6, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason men’s basketball team’s season came to a close yesterday when it lost to UNC-Wilmington, 67-56, in the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament. On Saturday, the Patriots beat American University 75-58 to advance from the quarterfinal round. The team will now wait to see if it earns a bid to the National Invitation Tournament, which features the top 32 teams that did not make the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament.

In Saturday’s victory over the Eagles, junior guard Tremaine Price scored a career-high 19 points and had five steals to lead the team. Junior swingman Eric Herring added 16 points, junior center George Evans scored 12 points, and senior forward Keith Holdan had eight points and a team-high six rebounds. As a team, George Mason shot 10-22 (45 percent) from three-point range and used a 21-7 run at the beginning of the second half to pull away from American.

On Sunday, the Patriots jumped out to an early lead and had a 27-25 advantage at half time, but UNC-Wilmington guard Brett Blizzard scored 25 points and led the Seahawks to victory. Evans and Holdan were held to a combined nine points on 3-13 shooting. Senior guard Ahmad Dorsett led the Patriots with 15 points.

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