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Memphis hits final free-throws to overcome George Washington

Michael Dixon Jr. capped off a 19-point performance by hitting four critical free throws in the final 10 seconds that allowed Memphis to hold on for a 71-66 victory over George Washington.
March 21, 2014 at 9:28 PM   |   Comments

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Michael Dixon Jr. capped off a 19-point performance by hitting four critical free throws in the final 10 seconds that allowed Memphis to hold on for a 71-66 victory over George Washington in an NCAA Tournament East Region second-round clash.

Dixon finished 6-of-9 from the field and Joe Jackson tallied 15 points and six assists in a game Memphis (24-9) never trailed, but had to ward off a determined Colonials team in the closing stages.

The win advances the eighth-seeded Tigers to Sunday's third round, where they'll face either No. 1 seed Virginia or Coastal Carolina.

George Washington (24-9), making its first NCAA trip since 2007 and playing without second-leading scorer Kethan Savage due to a broken foot, received 21 points from Isaiah Armwood and 16 out of Kevin Larsen.

Maurice Creek, the Colonials' top point producer on the season, managed just nine on a 2-of-13 shooting rate, however.

[SportsNetwork.com]

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