George Washington defeats Harvard 78-63

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WASHINGTON (AP)—Damian Hollis scored 17 of his 22 points in the first half and George Washington withstood a second-half rally to defeat Harvard 78-63 on Saturday.

Rob Diggs scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half and Tony Taylor added 11 points for the Colonials (4-2), who made more than half of their field goal attempts (26 of 47) for the first time this season. George Washington led by as many as 21 points in the first meeting between the schools.

Drew Housman led the Crimson (4-4) with 15 points and Jeremy Lin scored 13 points, including seven during a 14-2 run that trimmed the deficit to eight midway through the second half. Peter Boehm added 11 points for the Crimson.

Hollis made 8 of 11 attempts from the floor, tying his career high for points, and scored nine points during a 17-9 run to give George Washington a 36-28 halftime lead.

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Drew Housman Drew Housman
4-6,  15 Pts
0 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Geo. Washington
Damian Hollis Damian Hollis
8-11,  22 Pts
5 Rebs, 3 Assists

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