The George Washington Colonials led the Xavier Musketeers 34-31 at halftime and it looked like the Colonials could potentially pull the upset, but Xavier was able to rally back in the second half and pull out the victory. Xavier originally took the lead on a pair of free throws by Tu Holloway midway through the second half. George Washington took back the lead late in the game, but Holloway struck again sinking two shots late in the game including the game winner.
Holloway ended the game with 21 points and 6 rebounds with 7 assists. For George Washington Tony Taylor, who missed some late shots, finished the game with 20 points and 4 rebounds with 5 assists. Lasan Kromah finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Nemanja Mikic finished up the game with 19 points.
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