(17) G. Washington 76

(11-2, 3-2 away)

San Diego State 42

(7-4, 6-2 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 30, 2006

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    No. 16 George Washington coasts past San Diego State

    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Kimberly Beck and Kenan Cole scored 13 points apiece as George Washington (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today; No. 17 AP) easily defeated San Diego State 76-42 in the Surf 'N Slam championship game on Saturday.

    George Washington (11-2) broke the game open by outscoring the Aztecs 30-6 in the final 12 minutes of the first half to take a 39-17 halftime lead. The Colonials shot 59.1 percent from the field in the half compared to 27.3 percent for the Aztecs, who also committed 16 turnovers.

    San Diego State (7-4) had a tough time solving George Washington's zone defense, which pressured the Aztecs into shooting 25 percent overall with 21 turnovers.

    The Colonials, who won a tournament title for the first time since 1998, are off to their best start since 1995.

    Beck, who also had six assists, was named the tournament MVP and was joined on the all-tournament team by teammate Sarah-Jo Lawrence, who had nine points.

    Jennifer Layton led the Aztecs with eight points and was an all-tournament pick.

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