Brian Magid opened the second half with 10 points on five of his standard long-range bullseyes en route to a 22-point performance in leading host George Washington over Pace, 83-74, last night.
The nine-point final spread was considerably closer than the actual competition as the Colonials held a 17-point lead at 78-61 with 3:07 remaining.
In the first six minutes of the second half, Magid connected on five of six jumpers, all from outside 20 feet, as the Colonials 42-30 halftime lead jumped to 56-39.
GW also led by as many as 17, 38-21, in the first half. Trailing, 11-10, the Colonials used a full-court press to force Setter turnovers as GW ran off a 22-5 burst. The GW starting five shot 16 for 23 from the floor in the first half led by center Mike Zagardo and forward Paul Gracza, who were each three for three.
Magid and Tom Glenn each had eight points in the half. Glenn scored 14 for the game and seven of nine from the floor while Magid was 10 for 18 with five assists.
Pace was led by Fred Oglesby, who shot nine of 13 from the floor and six of six from the foul line for 24 points. The Setters were 58 percent for the game but only got off 54 shots as they were out rebounded, 30-18.