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Men's Basketball Bounced at Xavier, 81-62

J.R. Pinnock led the Colonials with 13 points and four steals at Xavier Wednesday in Cincinnati.
 
J.R. Pinnock led the Colonials with 13 points and four steals at Xavier Wednesday in Cincinnati.
 

Feb. 23, 2005

Box Score

CINCINNATI, OH -- The George Washington men's basketball team ran into a buzzsaw in the form of Xavier and lost, 81-62, behind Musketeer center Brian Thornton's career-high 25 points and nine rebounds. The Musketeers beat the Colonials to several loose balls and outrebounded GW, 41-28, including a 26-16 advantage on the defensive boards.

GW sophomore J.R. Pinnock led the Colonials with 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting with three assists and four steals. Four other Colonials scored eight points each and Carl Elliott added a team-high six rebounds and four assists.

The Colonials were cold from outside hitting just 3-14 from beyond the arc while Xavier converted 9-24 three-pointers led by Josh Duncan's 4-5 three-pointers for 14 points.

After taking a 38-30 lead at halftime, Xavier blew the game open with an 18-3 run to begin the second half. GW went scoreless for the first 4:49 of the second half during the decisive run and got no closer than 14 the rest of the way.

The Colonials have just 48 hours to regroup and play Dayton in a crucial match-up between the top two teams in the A-10 West Division. Saturday's game tips off at noon from UD Arena and will be televised on the A-10 TV Network and aired on Comcast SportsNet in the Mid-Atlantic region.

 

 

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