#CAAHoops Weekly - Men's Championship Special
Sunday's pair of CAA Men's Basketball Championship semifinals continued the weekend's trend of thrillingly close contests as the day's games were decided by a total of three points. Top seed Northeastern staged a huge second-half rally to stave off No. 4 seed George Mason, 69-67, and will meet No. 3 James Madison following the Dukes' 58-57 comeback win over No. 2 seed Delaware.
In the afternoon's opening semifinal, seniors Jonathan Lee and Joel Smith combined for 28 points to help NU storm back from a 24-point first-half deficit and secure a hard-fought 69-67 victory over Mason. Junior Bryon Allen paced five Patriots players in double figures with 20 points, while freshman Marko Gujanicic added 12 points and a game-high six boards in the loss.
The second semifinal proved to be an even more thrilling affair, with JMU erasing a late seven-point deficit to escape with a 58-57 win following senior Andre Moore's pair of clutch free throws in the final seconds. Classmate A.J. Davis led all scorers with 16 points and a game-high four steals, while Moore finished with 14 points and seven rebounds. Senior Jamelle Hagins turned in his 16th double-double of the season with 12 points and a game-high 12 boards to go with four assists and four blocks.
We encourage fans not in attendance Monday to log on to CAA Hoop Scoop (caamenshoops.wordpress.com), the official blog of Men's #CAAHoops, to interact with the live blog and get the chance to log a vote for the Tournament MVP. Audio from the event can be found on CAASports.com as well as Sirius 91 and XM 91. Postgame championship celebrations will be carried live on NBC Sports Network and later on CAA.TV.
We invite you to share your #CAAHoops thoughts, ideas and photos with us on Facebook. We are also on Twitter @CAAHoops and encourage fans from all our schools to follow our tweets for all the latest league information. Be sure to tag all #CAAHoops-related tweets with our official hashtag #CAAHoops. Fans can also follow CAASports on Instagram, which will likely have several photos posted during the weekend's events and be sure to tag your Instagram photos with the #CAAHoops hashtag and we'll like them.