Kansas State Can't Catch George Mason
Other hoops winners more expected: SIU Gonzaga, Villanova
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2007 3:44 AM CST
Kansas State's Bill Walker, right, drives past George Mason's Folarin Campbell during the first half of their basketball game at the Old Spice Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Upstart George Mason had the advantage over No. 18 Kansas State from the beginning of last night's game, and held on to win 87-77, reports AP. John Vaughn, with 21 points, was just one of five starters scoring in the double digits as George Mason improved to 4-0 for the first time ever. On other college courts:

  • No. 14 Gonzaga just managed to keep Western Kentucky at bay, 74-71, to improve to 4-0 in the Great Alaska Shootout.
  • A youthful Villanova team scraped out a 76-68 win over the University of Central Florida in the Old Spice Classic.
  • Defense had its day in a 63-41 blowout of Chattanooga by Southern Illinois.