George Washington 59, Massachusetts 51

Nemanja Mikic had 20 points and Dwayne Smith posted a

double-double as George Washington used a 17-0 second-half spurt to

defeat Massachusetts 59-51 on Sunday.

The Colonials (13-12, 6-5 Atlantic 10 Conference), who trailed

by 12 early in the game, were still down 47-41 with 5:27 to go.

Aaron Ware hit two free throws with 4:48 left to spark the run,

which gave George Washington a 58-47 lead with 38 seconds left.

The Minutemen (13-10, 5-5) made only one field goal in the

game’s final 9 minutes and were held scoreless for 5:06 en route to

their third straight loss.

Mikic hit six 3-pointers, while Smith had 14 points and 10

rebounds.

UMass shot 30.4 percent from the field (14 of 46) while George

Washington shot 35.3 percent (18 of 51).

Gary Correia led UMass with 15 points. Anthony Gurley, who had

been averaging 19.9 points per game, was held to seven.