Dwayn Smith pops a jumper (US Presswire)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Isaiah Armwood scored a career-high 23 points and
grabbed nine rebounds, and George Washington overcame 23 turnovers to
beat Manhattan 67-55 Sunday in the opening game of the BB&T Classic.
a senior forward, went 8 for 12 from the field and made all seven of
his free throws for the Colonials (4-3), who have won back-to-back games
for the first time this season.
RaShawn Stores had 11 points and
six rebounds for the Jaspers (2-4). The Metro Atlantic Athletic
Conference school went 1-2 in a three-game stretch against Atlantic 10
Manhattan's George Beamon, averaging 19.3 points
entering the game, shot 3 for 13 from the field and finished with nine
points. He missed a breakaway dunk with 2:06 to play that would have cut
the deficit to four after a GW turnover.
The game was tied at 32
at halftime, and neither team led by double digits until GW closed the
game with a 15-6 run. The Colonials went 10 for 11 from the free-throw
line over the final four minutes of a foul-heavy game.
Manhattan committed 24 fouls and had three players foul out. GW was whistled for 19 and had one player disqualified.
Lasan Kromah added 18 points for the Colonials. Patricio Garino had 10.
the second straight season, George Washington's coaches and players
took the subway to the Verizon Center for the BB&T Classic, located
four stops away from the Colonials' Foggy Bottom campus.