Rutgers vs George Washington

GW wins again, 93-87 over Rutgers

By BENJAMIN STANDIG
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WASHINGTON (AP) Isaiah Armwood scored 20 points and Kethan Savage matched his career-high with 18 as George Washington continued its best start since the 2005-06 season with a 93-87 win over Rutgers on Wednesday night.

Maurice Creek also scored 18 points and Nemanja Mikic 14 for the Colonials (7-1), who had five players score in double figures and survived knockdown shooting from Rutgers for the opening 30 minutes. George Washington shot 52.6 percent from the field and scored 40 points in the paint in its return home after wins over Miami and No. 20 Creighton at the Wooden Legacy in California.

Myles Mack scored 26 points for Rutgers (4-5), which has lost two straight and four of five. Jerome Seagears, out of the starting lineup for the first time this season, scored 23. Both guards made 5 of 7 3-pointers, and the Scarlet Knights shot 13 of 27 from beyond the arc.

George Washington turned a 38-36 halftime lead into a 50-40 advantage less than 5 minutes into the second half. Rutgers responded by making six straight field-goal attempts only to be offset by three 3-pointers by Mikic.

Leading 70-67 with 4:53 remaining, the Colonials made four straight free throws and Kevin Larsen's layup made it 76-67 with 3:37 remaining. Savage made 12 of 16 of free throws overall, and the Colonials made 12 of 14 over the final 1:25.

Mack and Seagears made a combined 17 of 25 shots from the floor. Kadeem Jack scored 12 points and J.J. Moore had 11.

The Scarlet Knights opened a 29-23 lead, making 12 of 16 field-goal attempts, but only scored seven points over the final 8:18 of the first half. George Washington scored the next eight points and closed the half with a 15-7 run for a 38-36 halftime lead. Creek and Mack each scored 11 points.

Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan, in his first season with his alma mater, returned to native his D.C. where he also coached the NBA's Washington Wizards from 2003-2008. Jordan and Colonials coach Mike Lonergan both attended Washington's Archbishop Carroll High School.

The former Atlantic 10 rivals have played in consecutive seasons after not facing each other since 1995.

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