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Xavier has won 8 of last 9 vs. Colonials

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Freshman Stanley Burrell hit a long,
off-balance 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds remaining Tuesday night to
give Xavier a 66-65 victory over George Washington.

Burrell's shot capped a game that seesawed over the final eight
minutes as Xavier won its latest nail-biter away from home. All
five of the Musketeers' road or neutral site games this season have
been decided by two points, one point or in overtime. They've won
two of them.

Justin Page scored all of his 13 points in the second half for
Xavier (9-7, 3-3 Atlantic 10), which has won eight of its last nine
meetings against George Washington. Burrell finished with 10
points, and Will Caudle scored all of his season-high 10 points in
the first half.

Pops Mensah-Bonsu had 14 points and eight rebounds for the
Colonials (12-5, 4-3), who have lost three of four to fall
completely out of Top 25 contention after reaching a season-high
No. 19 ranking in mid-December. Omar Williams scored all of his 11
points in the second half, and J.R. Pinnock also had 11.

The final minute provided a tense finish between feisty
conference rivals. Carl Elliott, double-clutching because of a hand
in his face, hit a short jumper with 57 seconds remaining to give
the Colonials a 65-63 lead. Xavier then got the ball inside for a
potential tying basket, but Williams drew a charge against Cage
with 33 seconds left.

That gave George Washington a chance to win the game at the free
throw line. T.J. Thompson was fouled with 15 seconds to play, but
he missed the front end of a one-and-one, allowing Xavier to set up
Burrell for his fadeaway game-winner from about 25 feet.

Mensah-Bonsu and Thompson, two of George Washington's three
leading scorers, did not start for the first time this season
because of injuries. Mensah-Bonsu recently broke his nose, and
Thomspon is nursing a knee injury.

Xavier went heavily to a zone in the second half and built a
48-42 lead with 12½ minutes remaining, but two inside baskets and a
pair of free throws from the Colonials tied the game with 10:12 to
play to set up the tight finish.