Colonials Fall To Richmond, 72-65
Pops Mensah-Bonsu leads three Colonials in double figures by scoring 11 points.
RICHMOND, VA (AP) - Jermaine Bucknor scored a career-high 17 points to lead Richmond past George Washington 72-65 on Saturday.
The Spiders (12-8, 4-3 Atlantic-10) had an early 15-3 run paced by Bucknor's six points to take a 20-9 lead with 11:58 remaining in the first half.
After the Colonials cut the margin to 27-22, the Spiders outscored George Washington 16-6 over the final 5:53 of the first half to take a 43-28 halftime lead.
The Colonials (11-7, 5-3) used a 12-2 run to start the second half that cut the margin to 45-40 with 15:21 left. Richmond scored the next 11 points, five by Bucknor, and the Colonials could get no closer than four in the closing minutes.
Bucknor also had a career-high eight rebounds and Mike Skrocki added 13 points for the Spiders. Reggie Brown scored 12 and Tony Dobbins had 11 and 10 rebounds.