After being down early in the first half, the George Mason Patriots battled back against James Madison to take a 39-38 lead going into halftime.
It started very ugly in the first half for the Patriots, as JMU went up on the Patriots by as many as 12 points midway through the first half. But GMU then began a rally that would see them take the lead with just 3 minutes left in the half.
The man responsible for Mason's first half rally is also their leading scorer through the first half. Backup guard Vertrail Vaughns scored 10 points off the bench, with Mason's big time point guard Cam Long chipping in for 6 points in the half.
Despite GMU's valiant rally, JMU did not quit either. Once GMU took the lead, the game began taking a back and forth type feel to it, with both teams trading blows the rest of the way. The second half has the makings of a game that could go down to the last possession, and with the way the Patriots have been playing lately, it's likely Mason's game if they have a chance to close out a win at home.