The George Washington University: Men's Basketball

Colonials Come Up Short Against Rhode Island

T.J. Thompson drives to the basket during the first half. Thompson finished the game with 14 points.
 
T.J. Thompson drives to the basket during the first half. Thompson finished the game with 14 points.
 

Final Stats

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) - Brian Woodward scored 25 points and Lazare Adingono had 19 on Saturday night to lead Rhode Island to a 77-72 win over George Washington in front of the second largest on-campus crowd in school history.

Rhode Island (14-6, 6-3 Atlantic 10) led by as many as 17 in the second half, but the Colonials pulled within 72-69 on Omar Williams' two free throws with 1:44 to play.

But the Rams scored their last five points from the foul line to secure the win in front of 7,076 fans.

Rhode Island closed the first half with a 10-3 run for a 41-37 halftime lead, then opened the second half by outscoring George Washington 19-6 for a 60-43 lead with 12:24 to play.

Adingono made two 3-pointers and Woodward scored four points in the final 2:12 of the first half. Dustin Hellenga, who finished with 16 points, hit two 3-pointers during the second-half run and Woodward scored on an around-the-back move to make it 60-43.

Chris Monroe led George Washington (8-12, 2-7) with 20 points and T.J. Thompson finished with 14, including seven in the Colonials late run.

 

 

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