Harrisonburg, VA (Sports Network) - The George Mason Patriots earned the season sweep of the James Madison Dukes with a 74-63 decision thanks to a double-double performance by Sherrod Wright in a Colonial Athletic Association matchup between Virginia rivals at the JMU Convocation Center.
Wright scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while going 11-of-12 from the free-throw line for the Patriots (13-9, 6-4 CAA), who dug out of a two-game slump and have now won nine consecutive meetings against the Dukes. Jonathan Arledge added 19 points and six rebounds while Bryon Allen dished out a game- high seven assists.
Devon Moore led all scorers with 25 points for James Madison (13-11, 7-4), which saw its four game winning streak come to an end. Rayshawn Goins added 13 points and nine rebounds.
The Dukes trailed 32-27 at halftime after shooting just 36.0 percent from the field in the first half.
In the second half, the Patriots pulled away even more by shooting 52.0 percent from the floor and to outscore JMU, 42-36.
The Dukes shot just above 40.0 percent from the field while the Patriots shot an even 49.0 percent. The Patriots took advantage of their trips to the charity stripe by going 23-of-26, while the Dukes converted only 17 of their 28 free-throw attempts.