GW Edges Virginia Tech 63-62 in BB&T Classic
Carl Elliott hits game-winning free throws in final seconds.
Dec. 3, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC (AP) - Carl Elliott hit two free throws with 7 seconds left to give George Washington a 63-62 victory over Virginia Tech Sunday.
Elliott was driving the lane when Virginia Tech's Jamon Gordon was called for reaching in, giving Elliott a one-and-one. He calmly nailed both shots to give the Colonials (5-1) the lead.
The Hokies (4-3) had a chance to win it with 1.7 seconds left, but A.D. Vassallo couldn't get off a clean shot under the basket, and his shot bounced off the bottom of the backboard as time ran out.
Virginia Tech had been leading 62-61 with control of the ball and less than 20 seconds left, but senior Coleman Collins missed a slam dunk after receiving a nice pass from Gordon that would have given the Hokies a three-point lead.
The Colonials trailed 38-29 at halftime, but went on a 13-0 run to start the second half. After that, neither team led by more than four in a game that saw 11 ties and 12 lead changes.
The Colonials shot 57 percent from the field, compared to 48 percent for the Hokies, who made only four of 16 3-pointers.
Vassallo led the Hokies with 16 points off the bench, and Gordon added 12.
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