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UMass 77, George Washington 72

UMass beats George Washington in Atlantic 10 tournament

NEW YORK — Chaz Williams scored 16 points in his homecoming to Brooklyn and made a steal in the final seconds to clinch UMass’ 77-72 win over George Washington on Thursday night in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament.

The 5-foot-9 junior fearlessly drove to the basket for three scores in the last 2½ minutes of a back-and-forth game. His layup with 32.5 seconds left put the Minutemen ahead 75-72. Isaiah Armwood missed a potential tying 3-pointer for the Colonials, who were 0 for 8 from behind the arc.

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