The George Washington men's basketball team did not have much offense or defense as the Colonials lost, 95-77, to Ohio in Athens last night.
SirValiant Brown (Lee High School) scored 23 of his 33 points in the second half to lead George Washington (2-3). He was the only player for the Colonials to score in double figures.
Ohio (3-0) took command early, making 61 percent of its shots from the field. The Bobcats finished the game shooting 59 percent from the field and made 12 of 21 three-point attempts. Sanjay Adell scored a career-high 28 points to lead Ohio.
George Washington struggled to find its shooting touch. The Colonials took 21 more shots than Ohio, but made only 38 percent of their attempts. They forced the Bobcats into 30 turnovers, but were out-rebounded by Ohio, 45-33.
Chris Monroe (Good Counsel) started in place of Mike King, who came off the bench to score seven points in 25 minutes. Monroe added nine points and four rebounds.
MINNESOTA 74, VIRGINIA 62: Joel Przybilla scored 14 points, including 10 in a 10-minute stretch during the second half, as Minnesota fought off a relentless but poor-shooting Virginia team in Minneapolis last night in an ACC-Big Ten Challenge game.
Terrance Simmons had 15 points and five assists for the Gophers (4-0), who trailed just twice in the game.
Travis Watson had 16 points and seven rebounds for Virginia (4-2), which shot 37 percent, including 6 of 23 from three-point range.
Donald Hand, Virginia's leading scorer, fouled out for Virginia with 47 seconds left after scoring 13 points, four less than his average. Hand shot just 1 of 7 from three-point range and 5 of 17 overall. He had been shooting 42 percent this season.
INDIANA 81, NOTRE DAME 64: The No. 23 Hoosiers scored the first 17 points of the game and the first 15 points of overtime to win in Bloomington, Ind.
Indiana (3-0) built a 22-point lead in between the two runs, but that wasn't enough to hold off a rally by Notre Dame (3-3).
A.J. Guyton finished with 20 points and Kirk Haston added 18 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out late in regulation.
Notre Dame ran off 13 straight points, including three-pointers by David Graves and Matt Carroll, to pull to 47-41 with nine minutes to go. The Irish cut Indiana's lead to 51-50 on two free throws by Troy Murphy, who led Notre Dame with 22 points and 16 rebounds.
The Hoosiers held a five-point lead with a minute left, but Notre Dame's Jimmy Dillon hit a three-pointer, then made a layup with two seconds remaining to force the overtime.
DUKE 72, ILLINOIS 69: Chris Carrawell scored 21 points, including two free throws with 14 seconds left, to lead the No. 17 Blue Devils (4-2) to victory at the United Center in Chicago in an ACC-Big Ten Challenge game.
After Carrawell's free throws, No. 16 Illinois (2-1) had a chance to send the game into overtime, but Frank Williams missed a three-pointer. Duke's Jason Williams grabbed the rebound and was able to dribble out the clock.
WAKE FOREST 67, WISCONSIN 48: The Demon Deacons' overpowering defense and strong rebounding earned them the victory in Winston-Salem, N.C. in an ACC-Big Ten Challenge game. Darius Songaila led Wake Forest (4-0) with 16 points. Wisconsin (3-2) shot 38 percent from the field and was out-rebounded 40-24.