Pirates Lose Another Heartbreaker

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tony Taylor scored a career-high 26 points and Bryan Bynes banked in the game-winner with an off-balance 18-foot jumper with 2.5 seconds remaining, as George Washington defeated East Carolina 82-80 on Wednesday night.

The Colonials (5-5) let an 11-point second-half lead slip away and trailed 77-74 with 1:21 to play. Taylor sank two free throws and then with 37 seconds left was fouled making a layup.

The converted 3-point play and a Joseph Katuka free throw pushed the lead to 80-77 with 20 seconds left, but the Pirates (7-5) tied the game when Darrius Morrow grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled on the putback with 9 seconds to go.

On the Colonials' final possession, Taylor raced into the frontcourt and passed to Bynes who connected to give the Colonials their third straight win. The Pirates, who lost their third in a row, failed to get off a final shot.

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  • by PEEDEE on Dec 23, 2010 at 07:13 AM
    I expect to destroy teams like this next year. It is amazing how much better they are already playing..
  • by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2010 at 04:46 AM
    Lebo doesn't have much to work with and no gym to practice in. Give him time. He will pull off some good wins here.
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Dec 23, 2010 at 03:53 AM
    Give Coach Lebo a full four years of a recruiting cycle and ECU will have begun a winning tradition in basketball. ECU has already made big improvements this season. Merry Christmas to the players and coaches!
  • by Stephan on Dec 22, 2010 at 08:05 PM
    Need to play some defense.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2010 at 07:43 PM
    Lebo is not doing so good. I guess that's why they say that ECU basketball is a graveyard.

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