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Rolan Roberts' 22 points
helped lead the Hokies
past the Colonials.


Men's Hoops Hangs on to Down George Washington

Roberts scores 22 points and goes 6-of-8 from the foul line.

February 6, 1999

Box Score

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Rolan Roberts scored 22 points and Virginia Tech went 6-of-8 from the foul line over the final 1:10 Saturday to hang on and beat George Washington 77-75 after squandering a double-digit lead.

Shawnta Rogers of George Washington (14-6, 8-2 Atlantic 10) scored all but two his 31 points in the second half, including going 6-for-10 from 3-point range.

The Hokies (9-11, 4-6) led 38-26 at halftime, but the 5-foot-4 Rogers opened the second half with a 3-pointer and hit another a little over a minute later to bring the Colonials within 40-34.

A three-point play by Rogers with 7:16 left gave the Colonials a 59-58 lead, but neither team could pull away the remainder of the game.

Over the final 1:10, Brendan Dunlop was 3-for-4 from the line, Roberts 2-for-2 and Eddie Lucas 1-for-2 as the Colonials were forced to foul.

Lucas had 21 points for the Hokies, while Dunlop had 12 and Russ Wheeler 11.

Patrick Ngongba had 13 points for the Colonials, while Yegor Mescheriakov added 12.

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