George Washington beats Morgan State 73-66 behind Watanabe
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Yuta Watanabe scored a career-high 26 points and George Washington beat Morgan State 73-66.
Jair Bolden scored 13 points and Arnaldo Toto added 12 with seven rebounds and four assists for the Colonials (3-4), who made 25 of 54 field goals and 7 of 18 3-pointers.
Watanabe grabbed seven rebounds and five assists in becoming the 49th member of GW’s 1,000-point club.
Trailing by five at halftime, Watanabe and Bolden combined for three straight 3s and George Washington led 67-57 after scoring eight unanswered points. The Bears went scoreless for more than a minute down the stretch.
Martez Cameron’s layup broke a 27-all tie, Stanley Davis hit a 3 and the Bears led 32-27 at halftime behind Cameron’s 11 points and Davis’ 10.
Cameron finished with 19 points, Phillip Carr had 17 with 11 rebounds, Davis added 15 points and David Syfax 13 for Morgan State (4-3).