Minutemen Slip By George Washington 75-70
Jan 25, 2003
Lasme shot 9-for-16 from the field as UMass (7-11, 1-5 Atlantic 10) earned its first conference win of the season. One of his three 3-pointers of the game cut the George Washington lead to 41-40 at the break.
Chris Monroe scored 28 points to become the second player in George Washington history to reach the 2,000-point plateau. Joe Holup scored 2,226 points from 1953-56.
Monroe reached the milestone by kissing an eight-footer off the glass with 9:49 remaining. He followed with another jumper and an alley-oop assist to Mike Hall for a 65-58 lead with 9:03 left as the Colonials (6-10, 0-5) appeared headed for their first league win.
Lee's layup, however, capped a 7-0 run and gave the Minutemen a 67-66 lead with 3:41 remaining as the Colonials went scoreless until Pops Mensah-Bonsu's free throw with 1:37 left pulled them within two.
That was as close as the Colonials would get.
Mensah-Bonsu finished with 13 points and nine rebounds. Hall added 10 points and eight rebounds for George Washington.