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Men's Basketball Wins Fourth Straight, Downs Saint Joseph's, 78-71

Bryan Bynes matched his career high with 13 points at Saint Joseph's Saturday.
 
Bryan Bynes matched his career high with 13 points at Saint Joseph's Saturday.
 

Jan. 8, 2011

Box Score

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- George Washington won its season-high fourth straight game with an 79-71 triumph over Saint Joseph's in an A-10 game Saturday afternoon at SJU's Hagan Arena. It was GW's seventh win in its last eight outings.

Tony Taylor scored a team-high 20 points and sophomore Bryan Bynes matched his career-high 13 points and hit all three of his three-point attempts.

GW shot 51.6 percent in the first half to build a 40-31 lead at the break behind 10 points from Dwayne Smith and nine from Bynes who converted a perfect 3-3 from long range. Bynes picked up his fourth foul with 13:09 left in the game.

The Colonials trailed only twice in the game, both opening half including a 13-12 deficit with 13:09 showing before David Pellom converted an old-fashioned three-point play to give GW the lead for good at 15-13 with more than 12 minutes remaining in the first half. The Colonials increased their lead to as much as 12 (40-28) on another three-point play by Pellom with a minute left before settling for the 40-31 lead at the half.

A three-pointer by Nemanja Mikic opened the scoring in the second half before the Hawks began to rally. A three by Aiken began a 10-2 run by Saint Joseph's that cut the deficit to four (50-46) with 14:35 left. After GW built its lead back to seven at 58-51, the Hawks scored six unanswered points to get within two at 58-56 with 7:24 remaining. Dwayne Smith then sank his third three-pointer of the game and gathered a loose ball, drove to the hoop and layed it in while getting fouled. He completed the three-point play to put GW up 64-56 with 5:48 left.

 

 

SJU's Langston Galloway sank a three-pointer with 32 seconds left to get the Hawks within four before Taylor and Bynes converted five of six free throws to seal the win.

Saint Joseph's (5-10, 0-2 A-10) was led by Carl Jones who scored 20 of his game-high 23 points in the second half. C.J. Aiken blocked nine shots and added 15 points for the Hawks.

GW (9-6, 2-0 A-10) returns home to host Fordham (6-7, 0-1 A-10) on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Smith Center. The GW-Fordham game will tip at 7 p.m. (EST) and will be broadcast on 1050 AM as well as at FederalNewsRadio.com. Live video and stats will be available at GWsports.com.

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