WASHINGTON (AP) Langston Galloway scored 18 points and keyed a decisive 21-2 first half run as Saint Joseph's held on for a 73-66 win over George Washington on Saturday.
Daryus Quarles added 15 points for the Hawks (18-10, 8-5 Atlantic 10 Conference), combining with Galloway to score 15 straight points in the first half and turn a one-point deficit into a 29-11 lead with 5:47 remaining.
Carl Jones scored 16 points and drained a 3-pointer with 1:50 left for a 67-60 lead after the Colonials pulled within four points.
The Hawks, who entered the weekend a half-game behind Xavier and Massachusetts for third place in the league standings, have won three straight and five of six.
Halil Kanacevic tallied 10 points and 13 rebounds as Saint Joseph's finished with a 46-30 rebounding advantage.
Tony Taylor scored 14 points and David Pellom had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Colonials (9-17, 4-8).