Jimmy Tricco scored 21 points, making five three-pointers, to lead Duquesne to a 78-73 victory over George Washington last night in Pittsburgh.

Tricco scored 10 of the Dukes' first 12 points as Duquesne (9-16, 3-9) moved into a tie for fifth place in the Atlantic 10's West Division with the Colonials (9-14, 3-9).

Chris Monroe led George Washington with 21 points on 6-of-13 shooting, including 3 of 6 on three-pointers.

* UNC WILMINGTON 75, GEORGE MASON 55: Brett Blizzard scored 24 points to become the leading scorer in school history as the Seahawks routed the visiting Patriots.

The victory boosted the Seahawks to 17-6 overall and 11-3 in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Patriots dropped to 14-10, 9-6.

Blizzard, a senior, made 9 of 18 shots to push his career total to 1,978 points and moved into eighth place on the conference all-time scoring list.

Tim Burnette scored 20 points and Craig Callahan had 15 for Wilmington.

Jon Larranaga led George Mason with 14 points.

* BOSTON COLLEGE 87, VIRGINIA TECH 69: Troy Bell scored 29 and Craig Smith added 26 points with nine rebounds as the host Eagles rolled over the Hokies for their sixth win in seven games.

BC (14-9, 7-5 Big East) has lost just once since beating Virginia Tech by 24 points on Jan. 29. The latest win ensures the Eagles at least a .500 record, making them eligible for the postseason.

Bryant Matthews scored 23 for Virginia Tech, but he shot just 7 for 25 as the Hokies (10-14, 3-8) fell into a tie for last in the conference's East Division -- a position that would keep them out of the Big East tournament.

Playing without three of their top four scorers, they lost for the sixth time in eight games and fell to 1-8 on the road.

Matthews missed his first eight shots, including three consecutive air balls as the Hokies fell behind by 21 points in the first half. He was 1 for 10 from three-point range.

* BOWIE STATE 74, ELIZABETH CITY STATE 69: Tim Washington had 29 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs (22-4, 11-3 CIAA) past the host Vikings (9-17, 5-10), clinching a first-round bye in the conference tournament.

Brett Blizzard, shooting against George Mason's Jesse Young, became UNC Wilmington's all-time leading scorer.