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March 8, 1996 - George Washington vs. UMass

  • Result: UMass (#2) 74, George Washington 65
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Associated Press

Massachusetts (#2) 74, Geo Washington 65
From The Associated Press, 3/8/1996

PHILADELPHIA – Massachusetts avenged its only loss of the season, getting 19 points apiece from Donta Bright and Marcus Camby in a 74-65 win over George Washington in an Atlantic 10 semifinal Friday night.

The Minutemen (30-1) had lost four straight games against the Colonials, including an 86-76 defeat at home on Feb. 24.

Massachusetts, which has won 14 consecutive A-10 tournament games, will become only the third team in NCAA history to win five straight tournament and regular-season championships if it beats the Temple-Rhode Island winner in Saturday's championship game.

North Carolina State did it in the Southern Conference and Kentucky did in the Southeastern.

Trailing by 10, the Colonials opened the second half with a 16-5 run to take the lead 43-42 with 14:18 remaining – the Colonials' first lead since 17-16. Vaughn Jones scored eight points and Alexander Koul six during the run.

Over the next eight minutes, there were two ties and three lead changes.

UMass forged ahead 61-55 with 5:29 left when Bright hit a layup and was fouled. He missed the free throw, but Massachusetts chased down the loose ball and Camby buried a 10-footer.

Dana Dingle made a layup after he grabbed one of Massachusetts' 26 offensive boards1) and Bright's 3-pointer gave UMass its biggest lead, 66-55 with 2:04 remaining. GW got no closer than eight the rest of the way.

Camby's three blocks gives him 102 for the season, making the 6-foot-11 junior the only player other than LSU's Shaquille O'Neal to swat 100 or more shots in each of his first three seasons.

Camby scored 12 of his points in the first half as the Minutemen closed with a 17-8 run to take a 37-27 lead at intermission.

Koul led the Colonials (21-7) with 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Jones and Kwame Evans each had 14.

The Colonials were the last team to beat UMass in this tournament, 84-83 in overtime in 1991.

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Box Score

GEO WASHINGTON  (65)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Brade           20   0-1   3-4   0-4  1  4    3
Jones           32   5-7   4-6   2-4  0  3   14
Koul            28  8-13   4-7  3-11  0  5   20
Rogers          40   1-7   2-2   0-1  6  4    4
Evans           36  3-14   6-7   1-7  4  2   14
Green           16   1-5   2-2   2-4  1  0    4
Mescheriakov    22   3-6   0-0   1-1  0  1    6
Williams         5   0-1   0-1   2-3  1  1    0
Camara           1   0-0   0-0   0-1  0  0    0
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TOTALS         200 21-54 21-29 11-36 13 20   65
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Percentages: FG-.389, FT-.724. 3-Point Goals:
2-10, .200 (Rogers 0-2, Evans 2-7, Green 0-1).
Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 3 (Koul 2,
Green). Turnovers: 14 (Evans 3, Koul 3, Rogers 3,
Brade 2, Green, Jones, Mescheriakov). Steals: 6
(Brade 2, Rogers 2, Evans, Green).

MASSACHUSETTS  (74)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Dingle          34   3-7   2-4   3-7  1  3    8
Bright          32  8-17   1-3   4-7  2  3   19
Camby           25  6-23   7-8   4-9  3  3   19
E Padilla       38   3-4   0-0   0-2  7  4    7
Travieso        39  2-10   5-7   2-5  3  3   10
Norville        16   3-5   0-0   3-6  0  1    6
Weeks           13   2-6   1-3   3-6  0  2    5
Clarke           3   0-1   0-0   1-1  1  1    0
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TOTALS         200 27-73 16-25 20-43 17 20   74
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Percentages: FG-.370, FT-.640. 3-Point Goals:
4-13, .308 (Bright 2-3, E Padilla 1-2, Travieso
1-7, Clarke 0-1). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked
shots: 8 (Camby 3, Norville 3, Travieso 2).
Turnovers: 11 (Bright 2, Dingle 2, E Padilla 2,
Camby, Travieso, Weeks). Steals: 7 (Dingle 2, E
Padilla 2, Camby, Norville, Travieso).

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Geo Washington     27   38  -   65
Massachusetts      37   37  -   74
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Technical fouls: None.
Officials: Gene Monje, Phil Bova, J Mcdaniel.
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Box score says 20
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