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American's Sa'eed Nelson hits dramatic buzzer-beater against George Washington

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American's Sa'eed Nelson hits dramatic buzzer-beater against George Washington

Consider it redemption for American University's Sa'eed Nelson.

With the game between American and George Washington University tied at 65 and only 14 seconds left, Nelson worked his way toward the rim before fading away to end the game at the buzzer.

It was the senior's second bucket in the final 30 seconds of the intra-D.C. showdown, pushing his points total to a game-high 20.

Nelson, a first-team All-Patriot League winner last season, has been American's primary offensive weapon over the past four years and is approaching the university's all-time scoring record. If he maintains his production from the past two seasons, Nelson should finish with the record.

The buzzer-beater was a sweet moment for Nelson and the Eagles, who lost against George Washington in overtime last year. Nelson had seven points and six turnovers a year ago, compared to this year's 20 points and five steals.

This time, Nelson made sure the matchup did not go to overtime.

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Blair scores 21 to lift Georgetown over SMU

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Blair scores 21 to lift Georgetown over SMU

DALLAS — Jahvon Blair matched his career-high with 21 points as Georgetown defeated SMU 91-74 on Saturday night.

Mac McClung had 19 points and seven assists for Georgetown (6-3). Omer Yurtseven added 19 points and Jamorko Pickett had 11 for the visitors.

Kendric Davis had 17 points for the Mustangs (8-1), whose eight-game season-opening winning streak ended. Feron Hunt added 17 points. Tyson Jolly had 16 points and six rebounds.

Georgetown plays Syracuse at home next Saturday. SMU takes on Georgia on the road next Friday.

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VCU rides impressive second half to take down Old Dominion

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VCU rides impressive second half to take down Old Dominion

RICHMOND, Va. â€” Marcus Santos-Silva posted 13 points as VCU topped Old Dominion 69-57 on Saturday night.

Issac Vann had 10 points for VCU (7-2). Marcus Evans added 10 points. De'Riante Jenkins had six rebounds for the hosts.

Malik Curry had 11 points for the Monarchs (3-7), who have now lost six games in a row. Xavier Green added 11 points. Dajour Dickens had 10 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.

VCU plays Missouri State at home next Sunday. Old Dominion matches up against Illinois on the road next Saturday.

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