GW Works Overtime To Defeat Yale, 116-102
Chris Monroe scores 34 points to help lead the Colonial comeback.
Nov 24, 2001
WASHINGTON (AP) - Greg Collucci scored 26 points to lead George Washington back from a 14-point second half deficit and to overcome a relentless Yale rally at the end of regulation to win the championship game of the Red Auerbach Colonial Classic in overtime, 116-102.
Chris Monroe was named the tournament MVP and added 34 points for the Colonials (3-2).
Edwin Draughan scored 19 points to lead five Yale (2-3) players in double figures.
George Washington led by 11 with 51 seconds remaining, but Yale had two key steals and hit three 3-pointers down the stretch of regulation - punctuated by Alex Gamboa's leaning 3-pointer at the buzzer - to send the game into overtime.
Collucci picked up where he left off in regulation and promptly hit his team-record eighth 3-pointer at the start of overtime.
On the Colonials' next possession Monroe hit another shot from beyond the arc, setting a school record for sixteen 3-pointers in a game and giving the Colonials a 94-90 lead.
Yale did not have any magic left in overtime and could never re-take the lead.
The first momentum shift of the second half came as George Washington battled back from a 14-point deficit with a 17-5 run.
Collucci hit four 3-pointers during the run, and then gave George Washington a 71-68 lead with 4:20 remaining on his sixth 3-pointer of the game and his fifth of the second half.
One minute later Monroe wrestled away a loose ball inside the lane and popped it out to Collucci for another 3-pointer and a 74-70 advantage.
Collucci, shooting only 33 percent on the season from behind the arc, never took a shot inside 3-point range during the game.
Before Collucci caught fire and Yale stormed back in the final minute, the
Bulldogs seemed in complete control of the game.
Yale ended the first half with a 15-5 run that included eight points from Draughan.
The Bulldogs' spurt coincided with Monroe heading to the bench with his second personal foul with just under five minutes left before the break.
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