WASHINGTON, D.C. -- George Washington had 12 players record at least one point in a rout of Sacred Heart 77-38 Sunday.
With the score 8-8 at the 14:52 mark in the first half, the Colonials closed the period on a 33-10 run to take a 41-18 lead into halftime.
George Washington dominated in bench points (20-2) in the first half, and shot 59.3 percent (16 for 27) in the period.
Sacred Heart (2-9) trailed by as many as 45 points and shot just 23.7 percent (14 for 59) in its lowest scoring game of the season.
Louis Montes led the Pioneers with 15 points and nine rebounds.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.
College basketball fans should be excited about next season's Jimmy V Classic, an event that will feature Duke's heralded freshman class.