Sports / Other Sports / 

Steeves, Watanabe lead GW past New Hampshire 68-64



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Steeves scored a season-high 23 points, Yuta Watanabe had a double-double and George Washington held off New Hampshire 68-64 on Wednesday night in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

Watanabe had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Colonials (6-6), who moved coach Bill Herrion to 398 wins. Watanabe blocked his 119th shot, moving into a tie for sixth on the career list.

Down 33-29 at the half, Watanabe had a pair of 3-pointers in an early 10-0 run that gave George Washington the lead for good — Steeves' jumper capped it to make it 43-39.

New Hampshire stayed close, getting within one three times, the last on a Darryl Stewart basket with 3:29 to play. Watanabe quickly hit a 3-pointer and the Colonials iced it by making 6 of 8 free throws.

Tanner Leissner had 14 points, giving him 1,601 for his career and moving past Robin Dixon for second on the career list for the Wildcats (3-9).

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast