Men's Basketball Outshoots Colonials, 73-62
March 6, 2002
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Anthony Anderson had 16 points, including four 3-pointers, as Massachusetts advanced to the Atlantic 10 Conference quarterfinals with a 73-62 win over George Washington on Wednesday.
The Minutemen (13-15) advance to quarterfinals for the 13th straight time and will face top-seeded Xavier on Thursday at noon.
Chris Monroe had 19 points, including 9-of-10 from the foul line, and T.J. Thompson added 12 for George Washington (12-16), which had its streak of quarterfinals appearances snapped at 12.
The Colonials pulled to within five after a three-point play by Monroe made it 63-58 with 3:04 left. A 3-pointer by Kyle Wilson sealed the win for the Minutemen with 1:19 left.
Massachusetts fell behind 38-37 when two free throws by Monroe capped a 10-3 run for George Washington. The Minutemen then scored 22 of the next 32 points and a dunk by Brand made it 59-48 with 6:50 left.
The Minutemen led 32-28 at halftime after limiting George Washington to
8-of-23 shooting from the field.