- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 17, 2008

From combined dispatches

No. 5 North Carolina 82, Virginia Tech 53

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Tyler Hansbrough had 23 points and nine rebounds to help the Tar Heels (24-2, 9-2 ACC) beat the Hokies (14-11, 5-6) yesterday.

Wayne Ellington had 19 points for the Tar Heels, who dominated the entire way to avenge last season’s sweep by the Hokies. North Carolina shot 50 percent and held a 54-24 rebounding advantage, while its defense held Virginia Tech to 26 percent shooting.

Malcolm Delaney scored 20 points for Virginia Tech, which has lost three straight games to fall farther back in the muddled league race.

Navy 82, Lafayette 80

EASTON, Pa. - Clif Colbert hit a jumper with two seconds remaining to give the Midshipmen (13-12) a win over the Leopards (14-11).

Matt Betley’s 3-pointer tied it for Lafayette with 34 seconds to go before Navy drove down the court for Colbert’s winning shot. Betley then turned the ball over with a second left to seal the win.

Greg Sprink led Navy with a game-high 24 points and 11 rebounds, while Chris Harris scored 22 and Colbert added 18.

Betley led Lafayette with 15 points and six rebounds. Andrew Brown and Bilal Abdullah each added 14 in the loss.

George Washington 80, St. Bonaventure 71

OLEAN, N.Y. - Damian Hollis and Maureece Rice each scored 17 points to lead the Colonials (7-14, 3-8 A-10) over the Bonnies (7-17, 1-9).

Noel Wilmore added 16 points for George Washington. Rob Diggs finished with 12 points.

Tyler Relph scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds for St. Bonaventure.

The Colonials went on a 14-0 run to take a 36-22 lead with 4:16 remaining in the first half. GW held its biggest lead of 70-51 with 5:14 remaining.

UNC Wilmington 75, George Mason 73

T.J. Carter’s went the length of the court for a buzzer-beating lay-up to give the Seahawks (17-10, 10-5 CAA) a victory over the Patriots (18-8, 10-5) at Patriot Center.

UNC Wilmington moved into a second-place tie with George Mason, behind first place Virginia Commonwealth.

With six seconds remaining, George Mason’s Will Thomas was fouled. He made the first free throw. UNC Wilmington then called a timeout. After Thomas missed the second free throw, Carter grabbed the rebound and dribbled down the right-hand side of the court before making his final shot.

George Mason’s Folarin Campbell scored a game-high 24 points. Todd Hendley led the Seahawks with 21, including 11 in the final five minutes.

Winston-Salem State 58, Howard 57

Jamal Durham made two free throws with two seconds left to give the Rams (9-14) a win over the Bison (5-20) at Burr Gymnasium.

It was the first road win in more than a year for Winston-Salem State.

Brian Fisher had a season-high 20 points for the Rams.

Curtis White had a season-high 18 points for Howard, which has lost five in a row and eight of nine.

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