• My Scores
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • NCAA BB
  • Golf
  • Tennis

George Washington vs Massachusetts

UMass 77, George Washington 72

  •  

NEW YORK (AP) - Chaz Williams scored 16 points in his homecoming to Brooklyn and made a steal in the final seconds to clinch UMass' 77-72 win over George Washington on Thursday night in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament.

The 5-foot-9 junior fearlessly drove to the basket for three scores in the last 2 1/2 minutes of a back-and-forth game. His fast-break layup with 78 seconds left gave the Minutemen the lead for good. Then he found himself wide open in the lane with 32.5 seconds to go to put the Minutemen ahead 75-72.

"Nobody wants to come here and lose on the first night," said Williams, who had his grandmother and 2-year-old daughter in the stands. "Just trying to do anything in our power and will to come out with this victory and move on to tomorrow. I was just doing whatever my team needed me to do. I wasn't making shots early on so I wanted to pick up my slack in other places."

Isaiah Armwood missed a potential tying 3-pointer with 11 seconds remaining for the Colonials, who were 0 for 8 from behind the arc.

Patricio Garino got the offensive rebound, but Williams stole the ball from him. Freshman Trey Davis hit both ends of a one-and-one with 5.5 seconds left to secure the win.

Davis scored a career-high 14 points and hit a huge 3-pointer with UMass trailing by four with less than three minutes left.

That play was one of Williams' eight assists.

"I thought we were doing a great job on Williams, a first-team all-conference guy," George Washington coach Mike Lonergan said. "He sort of took over with his speed."

Armwood had 16 points and 13 rebounds, as the Colonials outrebounded UMass 50-32. Freshman Kevin Larsen scored a career-high 17 points for 11th-seeded George Washington (13-17, 7-9).

There were 14 ties and 19 lead changes. Neither team led by more than five.

Sixth-seeded UMass (20-10, 9-7) faces third-seeded Temple in Friday's quarterfinals.

Copyright 2016 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Scoreboard
George Washington (13-17)314172
Massachusetts (20-10) «344377

Related Video

November 17, 2015
6 Virginia loses to George Washington Colonials (1:04)
January 6, 2016
Archie Miller on win over UMass
(0:55)
January 6, 2016
Dayton cruises past UMass
(1:37)
February 14, 2016
SDSU slips by Air Force
(1:42)
 

CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike Blue Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Therma-FIT Performance Practice Hoodie

2016 College Basketball Gear
Get your favorite school
Shop Now

George Washington Colonials
I. Armwood, F347-142-2132116
K. Larsen, F275-107-870317
P. Garino, F242-50-03334
J. McDonald, G304-92-233210
K. Savage, G100-30-01010
L. Kromah314-93-424311
B. Bynes201-33-51135
D. Smith122-82-26006
J. Kopriva71-41-14023
N. Mikic50-20-00000
Totals 26-6720-2450131872
 38.8%83.3% 
Massachusetts Minutemen
S. Carter, F314-81-24119
T. Vinson, F185-94-614514
C. Lalanne, C152-30-05054
C. Williams, G407-192-248216
F. Riley, G321-71-21114
R. Putney234-61-251312
M. Esho201-42-26014
T. Davis174-63-410014
T. Bergantino40-00-00020
Totals 28-6214-2032152077
 45.2%70% 
Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Dayton11-121-312
Saint Joes10-221-427
VCU10-218-755
St. Bona.9-317-637
Geo. Wash.7-518-750
Davidson6-614-954
Richmond6-614-10123
Rhode Island6-614-11120
Duquesne5-615-9107
UMass3-810-13176
Fordham3-912-11189
George Mason3-99-16168
Saint Louis3-98-16201
La Salle1-115-18251
 
Other games
CINCY 43 Final
GTOWN 62
SYR 62 Final
PITT 59
PSU 66 Final
MICH 83
AZST 75 Final
UCLA 80
TTU 63 Final
KAN 91
COLO 69 Final
ARIZ 79
NOVA 55 Final
LOU 74
TUL 68 Final
MEMP 81
TEX 49 Final
KSU 66
ND 73 Final
MU 65
BAYL 72 Final
OKST 74