Richmond Edges George Washington, 70-59
Jan. 22, 2005
RICHMOND, Va. - Kevin Steenberge led five Richmond players in double figures Saturday as the Spiders took advantage of 26 George Washington turnovers to defeat the Colonials 70-59.
After George Washington took a brief 42-41 lead with 12:17 remaining, the Spiders ran off nine straight points and the Colonials could get no closer than 6. Richmond, (7-9, 2-3 Atlantic 10) hit 11 of 14 free throws in the final 3:09.
The two teams combined for 17 turnovers in the final 10 minutes of the first half. Richmond outscored the Colonials 14-6 over that span to take a 34-26 halftime lead.
The Colonials were ranked in the Top 25 prior to last week's defeat by Massachusetts, dropped to 12-4 and 4-2 with their third straight loss, to Richmond. George Washington has not won in Richmond since the 1979-80 season.
Steenburge had 15 points and Andres Sandoval and Jamaal Scott each scored 12 for the Spiders. J.R. Pinnock led George Washington with 15 points.