Reprinted from yesterday's late editions.
George Washington coach Bob Tallent waited about nine minutes last night before bringing in talented freshmen Mike Zagardo and Bucky Roman. Until that point, scrappy Brandeis had played the taller but sluggish Colonials dead even.
Thirty-one minutes later, GW had pasted the Division III school from Waltham, Mass, 104-88, for its seventh victory in eight games.
We werent playing well at all," said Tallent. "But I knew Mike and Bucky would score some points for us."
How right he was. With Zagardo and Roman on the court, GW. went on a 26.3 tear Zagardo, Roman and Les Anderson each got a layup: Roman hit a 15-footer and another freshman, 6-foot-7 Tom Glenn, sank his first two shots after reporting in three minutes later The rout was on.
Roman made 12 of 17 shots, mostly the long swishing kind that won him All-Met honors last year at Lee High School in Virginia, and finished with 25-points.
Top scorer for the game, however, was the Judges' Walter Harrigan, who made eight of 12 shots in the second half to finish with 35 points.
Brandies was playing without its top scorer, John Martin, who sat out the game with 10 stitches in an eyelid injured in the Judges' defeat by Mid-eastern power Memphis State Saturday night.
He probably wouldn't have made any difference.
Last night, the Colonials were just too quick, too talented and too many for a team that gave away three to five inches per man in the front court. Still Bradeis won the battle of the rebounds 38 to 36, and George Washington will need more 60 per cent shooting night if it expects to win upcoming games with Maryland, Navy, Richmond and Georgetown.
Hich-scoring guard John Holloran sprained an ankle diving for a loose ball late in the second halfk, but is not expected to miss any games.
Holloran became the playmaking guard when Roman came in for Tom Tate and kept the Colonials' running game in fifth gear. Hollaran finished with 15 points while Tate tied a school record with 13 assists before retiring.
GW is 10-5 on the year and plays at Maryland Saturday, Brandeis [WORD ILLEGIBLE] its second in a row and fell to 7-3.