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Tyler Cavanaugh scored 26 points and George Washington defeated Massachusetts 81-70 on Tuesday night

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AMHERST, Massachusetts — Tyler Cavanaugh scored 26 points and George Washington defeated Massachusetts 81-70 on Tuesday night.

Cavanaugh, who has scored in double figures in every game this season, was 13 of 15 from the free-throw line where the Colonials (14-3, 3-1 Atlantic 10) made 29 of 34. added 17 points, 13 points and eight rebounds, and 11 points and seven assists. Garino and Mitola had three 3-pointers apiece as George Washington was 8 of 19 for 42 percent from the arc.

scored 19 points, 13, and and added 10 apiece for the Minutemen (8-8, 1-3), who have lost three straight. UMass shot 49 percent but was just 5 of 19 from the arc.

Garino scored 10 straight points in a 14-7 run that gave the Colonials a 13-point lead with 7:19 left and the lead stayed in double figures.

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