- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 24, 2008

From combined dispatches

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Virginia Tech 92, Georgia Tech 84

BLACKSBURG, Va. — A.D. Vassallo scored 27 points and J.T. Thompson added 13, including several key baskets to quiet Georgia Tech’s attempt to rally in the second half, and the Hokies (16-11, 7-6 ACC) held off the Yellow Jackets (11-14, 4-7) yesterday at Cassell Coliseum.

Virginia Tech, coming off a 69-65 victory at Maryland that stopped a three-game slide, led throughout the second half, but got critical contributions from Thompson when the Yellow Jackets threatened.

Virginia Tech used a 14-8 run to open a 65-56 lead with 12 minutes left, but the Yellow Jackets scored the next five points.

Ohio 69, George Mason 57

ATHENS, Ohio — Bubba Walther scored 21 points and the Bobcats (18-9) closed the game with a 22-9 run to come back to beat the Patriots (19-9) in a BracketBuster game.

George Mason used a 16-0 run in the first half to lead 32-19 at the break. Ohio took the lead for good at 49-48 on Walther’s jumper with 5:31 remaining — and never trailed again as the Bobcats scored 14 of the next 17 points.

Leon Williams had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Bobcats.

Navy 71, Army 63

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Adam Teague scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, leading the Midshipmen (15-12, 8-4 Patriot) to a win over the Black Knights (11-15, 4-8).

Cliff Colbert scored 17 points for Navy. Chris Harris added 11, and Greg Sprink grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds for the Midshipmen.

GW 59, Richmond 53

Rob Diggs had 18 of his 20 points in the first half and Damian Hollis ignited a second half run as the Colonials (8-14, 4-8 A-10) upset the Spiders (14-11, 7-5) at Smith Center.

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Army 70, Navy 66 (OT)

WEST POINT, N.Y. — The Black Knights (17-10, 8-4) scored the last three points of regulation to force overtime and then tallied the last six points of the extra period to beat the Midshipmen (6-21, 2-10).

Cassie Considine led Navy with 17 points.

American 76, Holy Cross 71 (OT)

In a game that featured 16 ties, 13 lead changes and an overtime session, the Eagles (15-12, 9-3 Patriot) broke a tie with the Crusaders (15-12, 8-4) at the top of the conference standings with a win at Bender Arena.

Liz Hayes scored 17 points to lead five American players in double figures.

Georgetown 66, South Florida 56

Aminata Diop hit seven of nine shots for a game-high 16 points to lead the Hoyas (14-12, 4-9 Big East) to a win over the Bulls (13-13, 3-10) at McDonough Arena.

Shanice Fuller added 12 points and eight assists.

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