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Men's Hoops Hurdles Appalachian State, 76-62

T.J. Thompson nets 18 points against Appalachian State in the the Red Auerbach Colonial Classic.
 
T.J. Thompson nets 18 points against Appalachian State in the the Red Auerbach Colonial Classic.
 

Nov 28, 2003

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WASHINGTON - Mike Hall and T.J. Thompson each scored 18 points as George Washington improved to 3-0 by defeating Appalachian State, 76-62, Friday and reach the championship game of the Red Auerbach Colonial Classic for the 10th straight year.

George Washington, which improved to 19-0 in its tournament, led by as many as 17 in the second half only to see the Mountaineers (1-3) cut the lead three times to six points.

The Colonials will face William & Mary in Saturday's title game, after the Tribe advanced in Friday's other game with an 80-60 win over St. Francis (NY).

Jonathan Mitchell scored 13 to lead the Mountaineers, who pulled within six with 4:24 to play after Chris McFarland made a free throw.

Appalachian State failed to score on consecutive trips that could have cut into the lead further, but missed a 3-pointer and a short jumper in the lane.

Hall, however, turned the momentum the other way by grabbing an important offensive rebound, drawing a foul and sinking two free throws with 2:34 remaining to push the lead back to eight. Hall flirted with a double-double with his season-high 18 points and nine rebounds. GW freshman guard Carl Elliott, making his third straight start, dished out a season-high nine assists in the victory.

 

 

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