Men's Basketball Tops Towson 70-60
Colonials have won two straight and improve to 5-3 on the year.
Dec 22, 2002
TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Chris Monroe scored 24 points and had five assists and four steals as George Washington handed Towson its first home loss of the season, 70-60, on Sunday.
Mike Hall contributed 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Colonials (5-3), who won their second consecutive game.
George Washington took a 37-27 lead at halftime thanks to Monroe's 12 points.
Back-to-back three-pointers by T.J. Thompson and Monroe capped off an 8-0 run that gave the Colonials their largest advantage, a 59-40 lead with 11:59 remaining.
The Tigers (3-5) didn't get within 14 points again until the final 1:34.
Freshman Lawrence Hamm led Towson with a career-high 19 points and nine rebounds.
The Tigers were called for 25 personal fouls, and George Washington took advantage, making 26 of 37 free-throw attempts. The Colonials were also solid from 3-point range, making 8 of 20 attempts.