George Washington 87, Oregon St. 79

Tony Taylor had 19 points, 11 assists and five rebounds to lead

George Washington to an 87-79 win against Oregon State on Saturday


Nemanja Mikic also had 19 points for the Colonials (4-5), who

held the lead for the last 36 minutes of the game.

Jared Cunningham had 21 points and four rebounds for the Beavers

(4-6), which have lost four of their last five.

George Washington, which has now won two straight after losing

four in a row, held off numerous Oregon State runs in the second


The Colonials scored eight straight points in the first 1:01

after halftime. Consecutive 3-pointers by Mikic put George

Washington ahead 45-36.

Aaron Ware later scored four straight to end a 7-0 Colonials run

that made it 55-42. Oregon State answered with eight points in a

row, four by Devon Collier.