The Washington Times - January 5, 2009, 05:06PM

Quick name, the three teams sharing the lead in the CAA after two of 18 games.

You could probably get defending league champ George Mason.

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Those discerning fans would know Northeastern (which, like seemingly everyone who has gone to Indiana this year, has defeated the Hoosiers).

VCU? Nope. Lost at Delaware.

Last year’s CAA runner-up, William & Mary? The Fightin’ Ampersands are 0-2.

Old Dominion? The Monarchs have a loss as well.

That setback came against Georgia State, which has added five Division I transfers this year. So the Panthers are an interesting story.

OK, an 8-year-old trumpet player (or roughly 8-year-old; maybe he’s 9 or 10) just took care of the national anthem. Really well, actually. So it’s time to tip off at Patriot Center, with the winner remaining atop the league.

Today’s lineups:

GEORGIA STATE

G-2-Joe Dukes (you might remember him as Shamaine Dukes of Wake Forest fame)
G-11-Trae Goldston
G-21-Leonard Mendez
F-1-Trey Hampton (via Ole Miss)
F-23-Xavier Hansbro (via Ole Miss)

GEORGE MASON

G-20-Cam Long
G-1-Dre Smith
G-23-John Vaughan
F-33-Louis Birdsong
F-32-Darryl Monroe

Patrick Stevens