Dirk Ewing sank two free throws with eight seconds left as Stetson beat George Washington, 91-90, tonight.
Mike Samson's short jump shot with 1:07 to play had put the Colonials ahead in the see-saw game before Stetson opted to go for one shot.
The hosts ran the clock down and Ewing, a transfer from N.C. State, threw up a 20-footer. GW's Tom Glenn got a hand on the ball but was whistled for a foul, sending the guard to the line. Ewing dropped in both free throws to give Stetson the lead.
GW had a chance to win but Curt Jeffries missed a jumper from the foul line with two seconds left. Samson grabbed the rebound but was unable to get off a shot.
The Colonials (8-9) shot 80 percent (20 of 25) in the second half but were unable to pull away. Jeffries, scoring all 12 of his points after intermission, helped GW gain its largest lead, 80-70, with 6:58 to play.
But Ewing (24) and 6-foot-6, 230-pound Wilbur Montgomery (18) led an 11-2 Stetson blitz that cut the deficit to 82-81, with four minutes to play.
The lead exchanged hands until Ewing's winning free throws.
Stetson (12-7), in winning its sixth straight and 11th game in 13, had a 49-44 lead at the half on the strength of Ewing's scoring and Montgomery's rebounding.