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GW Edges Virginia Tech 63-62 in BB&T Classic

Regis Koundjia takes an elbow to the nose as he guards Virginia Tech's A.D. Vassallo during the first half. (AP photo)
 
Regis Koundjia takes an elbow to the nose as he guards Virginia Tech's A.D. Vassallo during the first half. (AP photo)
 

Dec. 3, 2006

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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.

Elliott, who played all 40 minutes, led the Colonials with 16 points, including 8 of 10 from the free-throw line. Rob Diggs had 13 and Regis Koundjia had 10 points and a career-high 11 rebounds.

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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