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George Mason beats James Madison 82-71

Jan 16, 2010 - 10:04 PM HARRISONBURG, Va.(AP) -- Cam Long scored 24 points, including sinking 10 free throws, to lead George Mason in an 82-71 win over James Madison on Saturday.

Andre Cornelius added 19 points and Ryan Pearson had 10 for the Patriots (11-7, 6-1 Colonial Athletic Association), who have won three in a row to hold onto a first-place tie with Northeastern in the CAA. Cornelius finished with three 3-pointers.

George Mason opened the game on a 15-2 run, sparked by a pair of 3s from Cornelius, and never trailed en route to victory.

The Patriots led by five at halftime and outscored the Dukes 46-40 in the second half.

George Mason scored 19 points off of 12 James Madison turnovers.

Julius Wells scored 21 points to lead the Dukes (8-9, 2-5), who have lost two straight and five of their last seven. Denzel Bowles added 15 points and Pierre Curtis had 13.