No. 19 George Washington withstands Boston U
Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Maureece Rice scored 17 points to lead the
19th-ranked George Washington Colonials over the Boston University Terriers,
75-62, at Charles E. Smith Center.
Mike Hall added 16 points and 10 rebounds and Carl Elliot hit for 13 points
for the Colonials (4-0), who got back standout forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu from
a three-game suspension due to violations related to his declaration for the
2005 NBA draft. Mensah-Bonsu had four points in 21 minutes.
Boston’s Shaun Wynn led all scorers with 18 points, while Kevin Gardner and
Ibrahim Konate each added 13 for the Terriers (0-5), who played without
sophomore forward Tony Gaffney, suspended indefinitely for violating team
The Terriers started the game with a 12-3 run, capped off by a Konate layup
with 16:17 remaining in the first half
The Colonials got their offense going when Hall hit a three-pointer to spark a
17-2 run. Rice completed the spurt with a basket behind the arc to make it
20-14 GW with less than 12 minutes left in the first half.
Boston University made it a one-point game, 20-19, when Bryan Geffen hit a
three-pointer, but that was the closest it would get in the opening session.
George Washington would steadily increase its lead during the half and took a
42-29 advantage into the locker room.
The Terriers started out the second half with a 16-4 run and cut their deficit
to 46-45 when Wynn hit a three-pointer with 14:09 to play.
The Colonials did not let it get any closer than that. Hall hit two free
throws and then drained a three-pointer to start a 12-3 run that pulled George
Washington away from the Terriers.
Boston would pull to within seven when Wynn hit a three-pointer to make it
67-60 with under four minutes remaining, but Noel Wilmore countered that with
a triple of his own and George Washington cruised the rest of the way.
George Washington will host Maryland at the MCI Center on Monday…Boston
University will host Harvard on Tuesday…The Colonials lead the series
13-1…The Colonials outrebounded the Terriers 30-25…George Washington shot
44 percent from the floor…Boston University shot 56 percent for the game.