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George Washington holds off Towson 73-69

Dec 13, 2009 - 12:12 AM TOWSON, Md.(AP) -- Tony Taylor scored six of George Washington's last 10 points, including the tiebreaking basket, as the Colonials held off Towson 73-69 on Saturday.

George Washington (7-2), which is off to its best start since opening the 2005-06 season at 9-1, led 61-49 with 9:24 left. The Tigers (2-5) used a 9-0 run, capped by RaShawn Polk's 3-pointer, for a 61-58 lead with 6:36 left.

Towson's Josh Thornton tied it at 69 on a 3-pointer with 1:02 left.

Taylor, who scored all nine of his points in the second half, hit an 18-footer with 27 seconds left, then Thornton missed a 3-point attempt with 9 seconds to go. Aaron Ware's layup with 1 second remaining sealed the win.

Damian Hollis scored 13 points and was 4-for-4 from the field for the Colonials, and Tim Johnson added 12 points.

David Brewster had 16 points, Thornton added 14 and Robert Nwankwo had 13 rebounds for the Tigers.