No. 19 Colonials Down Morgan State, 102-75
George Washington is off to its best start in 13 years.
Dec. 10, 2005
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Pops Mensah-Bonsu had 18 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks, and teammate Danilo Pinnock scored a game-high 23 points to help No. 19 George Washington defeat winless Morgan State, 102-75, on Saturday night.
George Washington (7-0) is off to its best start in 13 years. The Colonials took charge early by scoring the game's first 22 points, but had to fight off a stubborn Morgan State team that cut the lead to five with about 16 minutes left.
But Pinnock and Mensah-Bonsu helped the Colonials take command in the final part of the game. The Bears (0-9) had no answer for the size and athletic ability of the Colonials, who created open shots all over the court.
After the Colonials' game-opening run, Morgan State slowly began hitting outside shots. Tyree Spinner made all three of his 3-point attempts in the first half, and the Bears hit eight of 12 3-pointers to get within 54-42 at halftime.
Morgan State cut the Colonials' lead to 59-54 early in the second half, but George Washington responded with six- and nine- point runs to take charge.
Joseph McLean led Morgan State with 15 points, Marcus Gomes added 14 and Spinner finished with 12. Carl Elliott added 17 points for George Washington -- including five 3-pointers.