Colonials Win Ninth in Comeback Fashion
#A10MBB RECAP | Wednesday, Dec. 11
WASHINGTON (AP) - Kethan Savage scored 22 points and Joe McDonald added 20 as George Washington beat Boston University 70-60 to continue its best start in eight years.
George Washington (9-1) trailed 41-32 with less than 14 minutes remaining but went on an 18-3 run over the next six minutes to take a 6-point lead.
Savage then scored 11 points - seven on free throws - over the final 6:41 to help the Colonials seal the win. Savage finished 11-for-15 from the free throw line while McDonald hit 10 of 12 free throws.
Boston (6-4) shot 6-for-10 on 3-pointers in the first half en route to a 32-24 halftime lead but shot just 39.3 percent from the field for the night. D.J. Irving led the Terriers with 23 points.
The Colonials also struggled from the field and found success from beyond the arc, shooting 39.6 percent but going 6-of-13 on 3s.
PENN STATE 68, DUQUESNE 59
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Reserve Allen Roberts had 15 points and D.J. Newbill added 13 points as Penn State won for the sixth time in its past eight games, 68-59 against Duquesne on Wednesday night.
All-Big Ten point guard Tim Frazier had a career-high 13 assists along with 11 points for the Nittany Lions (8-3), who won despite having only 10 free-throw attempts as compared to the Dukes' 34.
Ovie Soko had 19 points to lead the Dukes (3-4), who shot 27 percent from the field and made just four of 23 attempts from 3-point range.
Soko, who made 12 of 14 free throws, played just 21 minutes before fouling out.
Penn State's Donovon Jack had nine points, 12 rebounds and six blocks.