Men’s Basketball Team Loses in CAA Quarterfinals, Wins Six Postseason Awards

Posted: March 7, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The University of North Carolina-Wilmington held George Mason to 34 percent shooting Saturday night in beating the Patriots 60-47 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament quarterfinals. The Patriots finished their season with a 16-13 record.

The third-seeded Seahawks opened the game with a 21-7 run, led 30-20 by halftime, and never let the Patriots closer than eight in the second half. The Patriots, who were just 1-for-13 on 3-pointers, were led by Lamar Butler and Jai Lewis with nine points each.

Season-ending awards were given out at the 2005 CAA men’s basketball banquet held last week in Richmond. Six George Mason student-athletes held some of the spotlight as junior forward Jai Lewis and junior guard Lamar Butler were each named to the all-CAA second team, junior guard Tony Skinn received all-CAA third team honors, and freshmen John Vaughan, Will Thomas, and Folarin Campbell were tabbed to the CAA all-Rookie team. The six selections are the most for the Patriots in a single season.

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