- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 25, 2009

From combined dispatches

GEORGE WASHINGTON 65, PRINCETON 50: Bryan Bynes paced a balanced attack with 13 points as the host Colonials (4-0) closed the game on a 16-6 run to defeat the Tigers (2-2) on Tuesday night at Smith Center.

George Washington took the lead for good early in the first half but could not shake Princeton and led 49-44 with 5:54 remaining. Damian Hollis started the decisive run with two free throws and scored seven of his nine points in that stretch.

Bynes tacked on two of his four 3-pointers to give the Colonials their largest lead at 64-46. GW, which is 4-0 for the first time since 2006-07, also converted 16 of 17 free throw attempts.

Patrick Saunders scored 12 points for the Tigers (2-2), who were 5-for-26 (19.2 percent) from beyond the arc.

The Colonials limited Princeton to 24.0 percent from the field (6-for-25) in the first half en route to a 28-21 halftime lead.

NAVY 87, TOWSON 70: Chris Harris scored a career-high 37 points as the Midshipmen (2-3) defeated the Tigers (1-2) in Annapolis.

Harris, whose previous high was 30 points against Villanova on Dec. 22, also was 12-for-12 from the free throw line, extending his streak to 33 straight.

After ending the first half with on a layup and free throw by Harris, Navy opened the second half with two baskets and an eight-point lead on Mark Veazey’s layup with 18:03 remaining.

Navy, which ranked 333rd in the nation in field goal percentage coming in (35.1 percent), shot 52.8 percent (28-for-53) against Towson.

In the teams’ last meeting, early in the 2007-08 season, the Midshipmen suffered their biggest loss of the season 86-68.

Jordan Sugars added 24 points for the Mids.

The Tigers were led by RaShawn Polk with 19 points and Jarrel Smith with 15.

STANFORD 57, VIRGINIA 52: Landry Fields scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Cardinal (3-2) to a victory over the Cavaliers (3-2) in the Cancun Classic in Mexico.

Stanford trailed 47-46 with 4:52 left in the second half after Virginia’s Mustapha Farrakhan hit two free throws. That was the last time the Cavaliers led; the Cardinal answered with nine straight points to take a 55-47 lead with 2:46 left.

Virginia cut the lead to three points with 12 seconds left to play. But Fields, who went 9-for-16 from the floor, made two free throws to give Stanford enough cushion for the win.

Jeff Jones led the Cavaliers with 17 points, and Sylven Landesberg had 16.

Both teams shot poorly; Stanford shot 38.9 percent from the floor (21-for-54), while Virginia shot 37.8 percent (17-for-45).

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