Minutemen Edged By George Washington, 87-86
Feb. 29, 2000
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - SirValiant Brown hit a free throw with 13 seconds remaining and Massachusetts missed a last second 3-pointer as George Washington beat the Minutemen 87-86 Tuesday night.
Brown, the nation's leading scorer at 24.5 points per game, scored 35 points. Chris Monroe scored 18 points and Mike King added 17 for the Colonials.
George Washington outscored Massachusetts 16-8 in the final 5:31 to earn the come-from-behind Atlantic 10 win. Trailing 78-71, George Washington began its comeback when Brown hit two free throws and started a 14-4 run that gave the Colonials an 85-82 lead with 1:24 left.
Massachusetts pulled to within 86-84, but Shannon Crooks was called for an offensive foul, sending Brown to the line.
Brown hit one of two free throws for a 3-point lead, and Mack missed a 3-point shot with three seconds left. Chris Kirkland scored on the offensive rebound with two seconds remaining, but it wasn't enough for Massachusetts.
Kirkland and Mack scored 26 and 22 points respectively.
The teams have identical records of 15-13, 9-6. George Washington has won nine of its last 11 games.
Kit Wana Rhymer scored 16 points for Massachusetts, but had just two points in the second half.
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