George Washington vs. Rutgers recap: Colonials come up short, 68-65

Michael Hickey

The Colonials had multiple chances to tie or take the lead in the final minute, but Rutgers held on for a 68-65 win.

The George Washington Colonials dropped their second straight game in the final minutes, losing to Rutgers 68-65. Mike Lonergan's club lost by three to Kansas State over the weekend, and a game-tying desperation Patricio Garino three was well off the mark as time expired at the Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway on Tuesday.

George Washington did not get their first lead until the 12 minute mark of the second half, and it was nip-and-tuck the whole way home from there. GWU struggled to get buckets on a couple crucial possessions in the final minutes, and Rutgers hit their free throws to keep the slight edge and hold on for the narrow win.

Isaiah Armwood, who has experience playing in the Big East, continues to improve with each game and is making an impact in the frontcourt for Mike Lonergan. Armwood finished with a team-high 18 points, and ate up the Rutgers zone on the interior. He also grabbed seven boards and tallied three steals and four blocks on the defensive end. Lasan Kromah and Garino each added 10 points in support.

After three straight tough losses, the Colonials will now have an extended break as the semester wraps up. They'll host VMI on Dec. 22.

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