Colonials Fall To Minutemen, 73-62

March 6, 2002

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Anthony Anderson had 16 points, including four 3-pointers, as Massachusetts advanced to the Atlantic 10 Conference quarterfinals with a 73-62 win over George Washington on Wednesday.

The Minutemen (13-15) advance to quarterfinals for the 13th straight time and will face top-seeded Xavier on Thursday at noon.

Shannon Crooks scored 14 points, Micah Brand had 11 points and Kitwana Rhymer added 10 for the Massachusetts, which has won three of its last four.

Chris Monroe had 19 points, including 9-of-10 from the foul line, and T.J. Thompson added 12 for George Washington (12-16), which had its streak of quarterfinals appearances snapped at 12.

The Colonials pulled to within five after a three-point play by Monroe made it 63-58 with 3:04 left. A 3-pointer by Kyle Wilson sealed the win for the Minutemen with 1:19 left.

Massachusetts fell behind 38-37 when two free throws by Monroe capped a 10-3 run for George Washington. The Minutemen then scored 22 of the next 32 points and a dunk by Brand made it 59-48 with 6:50 left.

The Minutemen led 32-28 at halftime after limiting George Washington to 8-of-23 shooting from the field.



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