Men's Basketball Holds Off Princeton, 60-57
Greg Collucci leads the Colonials with 23 points.
Dec 3, 2001
WASHINGTON (AP) - Greg Collucci scored 23 points, all but two on 3-pointers, and George Washington held off Princeton 60-57 Monday night in the third-place game of the BB&T Classic.
Jaason Smith had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Colonials (5-3), who blew most of a nine-point lead in the second half lead before sealing the victory at the foul line.
Mike Bechtold scored a season-high 17 points for Princeton (1-5), which went 10-for-38 from beyond the arc.
The Tigers hit three 3-pointers in a 22-second span to close within 57-55 with 40 seconds left before T.J. Thompson made one of two free throws for George Washington.
After Bechtold missed a 3-point attempt, Chris Monroe made two free throws to make it 60-55 with 8.9 seconds remaining.
The Tigers were 19-of-56 from the field (34 percent), well below their season average of 46 percent, and were outrebounded 33-28.
Down 28-24 at halftime, Princeton tied it at 31 before George Washington took the lead for good with a 12-3 run. Collucci started the surge with a 3-pointer and Tamal Forchion contributed two baskets.
Collucci had four 3-pointers in the first 20 minutes as the Colonials led at halftime for only the second time this season.
Trailing 13-5, George Washington used a 21-0 run to take a 26-13 lead, holding the Tigers scoreless for more than 10 minutes. Collucci had nine points during the run, and Smith and Monroe each scored six.
Princeton, which missed 10 straight shots during the drought, fought back
with an 11-2 run over the final 6:14 of the half.
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