WASHINGTON (AP) -- Isaiah Armwood scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and George Washington overcame 23 turnovers to beat Manhattan 67-55 Sunday in the opening game of the BB&T Classic.
Armwood, a senior forward, went 8 for 12 from the field and made all seven of his free throws for the Colonials (4-3), who have won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
RaShawn Stores had 11 points and six rebounds for the Jaspers (2-4). The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference school went 1-2 in a three-game stretch against Atlantic 10 opponents.
Manhattan's George Beamon, averaging 19.3 points entering the game, shot 3 for 13 from the field and finished with nine points. He missed a breakaway dunk with 2:06 to play that would have cut the deficit to four after a GW turnover.
The game was tied at 32 at halftime, and neither team led by double digits until GW closed the game with a 15-6 run. The Colonials went 10 for 11 from the free-throw line over the final four minutes of a foul-heavy game.
Manhattan committed 24 fouls and had three players foul out. GW was whistled for 19 and had one player disqualified.
Lasan Kromah added 18 points for the Colonials. Patricio Garino had 10.
For the second straight season, George Washington's coaches and players took the subway to the Verizon Center for the BB&T Classic, located four stops away from the Colonials' Foggy Bottom campus
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Freshman Kyle Guy scored 19 points to help No. 18 Virginia snap out of an offensive funk to beat North Carolina State 70-55 on Saturday, ending a four-game skid.
Devon Hall added 18 points for the Cavaliers (19-9, 9-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), who shot 49 percent and made 11 of 16 3-pointers -- a huge change from missing shot after shot during three particularly ugly offensive performances coming in.
It was Virginia's longest losing streak since losing nine straight during coach Tony Bennett's first season in 2009-10. But the Cavaliers led 35-21 by halftime, pushed that to 19 early after halftime and led by double figures nearly the entire second half.
The Wolfpack (15-15, 4-13) made a last-stand run to get within 59-51, only to see London Perrantes bury a 3-pointer with 5:04 left then Hall put back his own miss to push the margin back to 13.
March Madness is set to tip-off on March 14 with the 'First Four' In Dayton, but which teams will be playing and where has yet to be determined.
The 2017 NCAA Tournament field will be filled thanks to automatic qualifiers from conference tournaments in the weeks leading up to Selection Sunday.
Selection Sunday is when the remaining at-large teams find out who is in and who is out and how the bracketology plays out.
That will happen when the NCAA selection committe reveals the 68 team tournament field for the National Championship on Selection Sunday. Here is how to watch:
WHEN IS SELECTION SUNDAY?
Selection Sunday for the 2017 NCAA Tournament takes place on Sunday, March 12th and begins at 6:00 p.m.
WHAT CHANNEL IS SELECTION SUNDAY AND THE BRACKET REVEAL?
On Selection Sunday, the NCAA Selection Committee will reveal the NCAA Tournament Bracket on CBS at 6:00 p.m., following the final of the SEC championship game.
IS THER A SELECTION SUNDAY LIVE STREAM?
You can watch the Selection Sunday bracketology show on the NCAA.com live stream.
The NCAA selection committee will select the 36 best at-large teams in the country to join the 32 conference champions. From there the committe seeds all 68 teams to an equal bracket in each region. Once selected, here is the tournament schedule up until the National Championship:
2017 NCAA Tournament Important Dates:
Selection Sunday: March 12
First Four: March 14, 15
First Round: March 16, 17
Second Round: March 18, 19
Sweet 16: March 23, 24
Elite Eight (Regional Championships): March 25, 26
Final Four: April 1
National Championship: April 3