No. 25 Colonials Rally To Beat Wildcats, 69-65
Nov. 17, 2006
COLLEGE PARK, MD - George Washington sophomore Jessica Adair, playing in her first game of the season, headlined three players in double-digits with a career-high 22 points to lead the Colonials' women's basketball team to a 69-65 come-from-behind victory over Arizona in the BTI Classic at the Comcast Center on Friday.
Junior Sarah-Jo Lawrence contributed 17 points and senior Kenan Cole recorded her first career double-double with 16 points and a career-high 11 rebounds as 25th-ranked GW (3-0) overcame a six-point deficit with less than three minutes to play to keep its undefeated record intact.
The lead changed hands 10 times in the see-saw battle, including nine times in the second half. The Wildcats led 60-54 with 2:36 remaining when the Colonials, behind their three leading scorers, began their furious rally.
Adair dropped in one of her six field goals to slice Arizona's lead to two points with 2:36 to play, then Cole converted a three-point play 38 seconds later to bring GW to within one, 60-59. UA reestablished a three-point cushion, but Lawrence scored four straight points, including the go-ahead baseline jumper with 53 seconds left, to lift GW to a 63-62 advantage. The Colonials then iced the game by hitting 6-of-8 free throws in the waning seconds.
GW scored the game's first six points, but Arizona (1-1) responded with a 15-0 run and led by as many as nine points in the first half. However, the Colonials fought back, trimming the deficit to a single point, 25-24, at halftime.
GW will face TCU for the first time in program history on the second day of the three-day BTI Classic tomorrow at 2:00 pm.