Monroe's Free Throws Lead Colonials Past Boston University, 79-76
Men's basketball improves to 4-2.
Nov 28, 2001
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chris Monroe sank two foul shots with 30 seconds remaining and Paul Seymour's 3-pointer from the top of the key came up short to preserve a 79-76 George Washington victory over Boston on Wednesday.
Monroe scored 21 points for the Colonials (4-2) and Matt Turner contributed 24 for the Terriers (2-3).
Boston trailed almost the entire second half until Seymour (21 points) hit a 3-pointer with 1:11 remaining to tie the game at 76.
Monroe went to the line for the deciding free throws after grabbing a rebound between Seymour and Kevin Fitzgerald, with Fitzgerald getting called for the foul.
Boston had two chances to either tie or go for the win in the final seconds. Seymour's 3-pointer came up short, and after T.J. Thompson missed one of two free throws, Turner lost the ball and could never get off one last desperation shot.
Turner single-handedly kept the Terriers close with back-to-back 3-pointers that cut the margin to 70-69 with five minutes remaining. Two baskets each from Monroe and Thompson (19 points) kept the Colonials ahead until Seymour hit the tying 3-pointer.
George Washington lived and died with the 3-pointer in the first half and had trouble breaking down Boston's 3-2 matchup zone.
Shooting 36 percent on the season from behind the arc, the Colonials ignored the pleas of coach Carl Hobbs to work the ball inside and settled for shooting 14 of their 24 first-half shots from behind the arc-making six.
After Thompson's third 3-pointer of the half gave George Washington a 25-22 lead, the Terriers' answered back with a 15-3 run that started and ended with emphatic baskets from Turner.
The 5-9 guard first slammed in Fitzgerald's halfcourt pass to give Boston a
28-25 lead and ended the run with a breakaway dunk giving Boston a short-lived
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