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Cam Long's three-pointer lifts George Mason past Indiana

By From News Services and Staff Reports
Monday, November 23, 2009

Cam Long scored 18 points and hit a three-pointer with six seconds left to lift George Mason to a 69-66 victory over Indiana on Sunday and a seventh-place finish in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan. The Patriots (3-2) held the Hoosiers (2-3) without a field goal for almost three minutes at the end of the game. Indiana shot just 35.1 percent overall.

Mike Morrison added 17 points, 13 rebounds and a tournament-record seven blocks for the Patriots. Morrison's seven blocks were the most by a George Mason player in 10 years. The Patriots won despite being outrebounded, 43-25, and missing 11 of 27 free throws.

-- AKRON 69, HOWARD 52: Nikola Cvetinovic and Chris McKnight scored 13 points apiece for the Zips (2-2), who led by 29 before resting most of their starters at the Glenn Wilkes Classic in Daytona Beach, Fla. Calvin Thompson scored 13 points to lead Howard (0-5), which went more than eight minutes without a basket during the first half.

Maryland women routed

Alexis Rack scored a career-high 43 points and led a defensive effort that forced 28 turnovers to lead No. 25 Mississippi State to an 84-55 win over visiting Maryland.

The Terrapins (3-1), playing their first road game of the season, did not have a player score in double figures. Lynetta Kizer finished with nine points and 12 rebounds. Jackie Nared came off the bench to grab 10 rebounds.

Mississippi State (4-0) broke open the game with a 15-1 run after Maryland's opening basket and extended the lead to 23 in the first half. The Bulldogs put the game away with a 9-0 run to open the second half.

-- TENNESSEE 77, VIRGINIA 63: Angie Bjorklund scored 24 points to lead the No. 6 Lady Vols past the No. 12 Cavaliers. Tennessee (3-0) led 40-33 at halftime and pulled away after the Cavaliers (3-1) closed to 42-39. The rally riled up the crowd of 11,895 fans, a record for a women's basketball game at Virginia.

But Bjorklund stopped the surge with a four-point play, and when Taber Spani followed with a three-pointer, the Lady Vols' lead was back to 10. Virginia got no closer than seven again.

Monica Wright led Virginia with 21 points.

-- GEORGETOWN 55, PURDUE 39: Sugar Rodgers scored 21 points and Jaleesa Butler added 19 to lead the Hoyas past the host Boilermakers in the BTI Classic. Georgetown (3-2) forced Purdue (2-2) into 27 turnovers and held the Boilermakers to 31.1 percent shooting. Latia Magee had four of the Hoyas' 15 steals.

-- OHIO 70, GW 58: Tiana Myer scored a career-high 20 points, but it was not enough to prevent the visiting Colonials' first loss of the season. GW (2-1) fell behind 44-28 early in the second half before pulling to 62-56 with less than three minutes remaining. Ohio (1-2) held off the Colonials' late charge by making 16 of 24 second-half foul shots.

-- JAMES MADISON 66, VIRGINIA TECH 59: Dawn Evans scored 14 of her 27 points during a 27-9 run by the Dukes (2-2) to end the game as James Madison defeated the Hokies in Harrisonburg, Va. Virginia Tech (2-2) pulled to 58-57, but the Hokies didn't score again until seven seconds remained. Shanel Harrison (Good Counsel) led Virginia Tech with 14 points.

-- EAST CAROLINA 70, AMERICAN 65: Michelle Kirk scored 15 of her 19 points in the second half, but the Eagles (2-2) lost their home opener. American's Raven Harris tied the score at 65 with one minute left to play. Kelly Smith scored before the Pirates (4-0) stole the ball and scored again to put the game away.

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