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Eddie Lucas had six
points for the Hokies
against George Washington.


Men's Basketball Falls to George Washington, 77-67

Alvaro Tor records a career-high 16 points and 11 rebounds.

February 24, 1999

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Yegor Mescheriakov matched a season-high 28 points and added seven rebounds as George Washington remained tied for first place in the Atlantic 10 West Division with a 77-67 victory Wednesday over Virginia Tech.

Mescheriakov had 16 points by halftime as the Colonials (18-7, 12-3) built a 48-28 lead even though GW's Shawnta Rogers, the league's top point producer, was held scoreless in the first half.

George Washington stayed tied with Xavier, which beat Dayton on Wednesday 90-62. The two teams end the regular season here Saturday.

Virginia Tech (11-14, 6-9) got a career-high 16 points and 11 rebounds from Alvaro Tor and 14 points from Rolan Roberts. Eddie Lucas, the Hokies' top scorer this season, had just six points.

George Washington's Patrick Ngongba added 14 points and nine rebounds, Andry Sola had 12 points and Mike King had eight assists.

Lucas, the top 3-point shooter in the conference, made just one of six long shots for Virginia Tech. The Hokies made 18 turnovers and came no closer than the final score in the second half.

George Washington scored 11 straight points to take a 20-9 lead with 10:41 left in the first half. Mescheriakov had 10 of GW's 11 points during the stretch, including two thunderous dunks.

Mescheriakov entered the game averaging 20.0 points a game at home and 12.8 on the road. He had just 10 points in a 72-56 loss at Temple on Saturday.

Rogers, who had seven assists, didn't score until making a late free throw. He entered the game averaging 21.0 points per game.

Virginia Tech beat GW 77-75 on Feb. 6 in Blacksburg.

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