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GW's Late Rally Sends Colonials to #A10MBB Quarterfinal Game

Release: 03/09/2017
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Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Yuta Watanabe scored 18 points, Jair Bolden hit a key 3-pointer and George Washington pulled away late to beat Saint Louis 53-46 on Thursday night in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship.

No. 6 seed George Washington (19-13) plays third-seeded Richmond in a Friday quarterfinal at 8:30pm.

The Colonials trailed by 14 early in the second half, but rallied to tie the game twice before Bolden's 3 gave George Washington its first lead of the game, 45-43, with 2:07 left. Jalen Johnson answered with a 3-pointer for the Billikens before George Washington closed on an 8-0 surge capped by Watanabe's two-handed slam dunk.

Johnson scored 16 points and Mike Crawford had 15 to lead No. 11 seed Saint Louis (12-21).

George Washington shot 23 percent and missed all eight of its 3-point attempts in the first half, but shot 47 percent and made 4 of 12 from long range after the break.


 

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