The Colonials cut the lead to one in the final minute and had several 3-point looks in the final 10 seconds that could have sent the game to overtime. Joe McDonald had the final chance, but he was stripped as he went up for the shot just before time expired.
Roosevelt Jones added 12 points for the Bulldogs (20-4, 7-2 Atlantic 10), who broke a two-game road losing streak.
Isaiah Armwood had 14 points and 11 rebounds for George Washington (11-11, 5-4).
UNLV 64, NO. 15 NEW MEXICO 55
LAS VEGAS — Anthony Bennett had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead UNLV to a victory over New Mexico.
The Runnin' Rebels (18-6, 5-4 Mountain West) came in desperately needing a win after surprising losses to Boise State and at Fresno State. Though they shot just 37.1 percent (23 of 62) from the field, the Rebels were 9 of 22 (40.9 percent) from beyond the arc.
Bryce DeJean-Jones and Katin Reinhardt each scored 16 points for UNLV. Jones was 3 of 6 from 3-point range, and Reinhardt was 4 of 7. Anthony Marshall added 11 points for the Rebels.
Alex Kirk scored 17 points to lead New Mexico (20-4, 7-2).
ILLINOIS ST. 75, NO. 16 CREIGHTON 72
OMAHA, Neb. — Tyler Brown scored 23 of his 27 points in the second half and Illinois State took advantage of Creighton's dismal shooting to beat the Bluejays.
The Redbirds (15-10, 6-7) have won six of their last seven after losing their first six Missouri Valley Conference games. The Bluejays (20-5, 9-4) lost their second straight.
After Creighton's Grant Gibbs hit two free throws to make it 75-72, Illinois State's John Wilkins was called for double dribbling just before the buzzer. One second was put back on the clock, and Wragge's long pass to McDermott at mid-court was bobbled as time ran out.
McDermott scored 24 points to lead the Bluejays.
NO. 23 PITTSBURGH 62, NO. 17 CINCINNATI 52
CINCINNATI — Tray Woodall scored 14 points and led a late surge that sent Pittsburgh to a victory over Cincinnati, keeping the momentum going for one of the Big East's hottest teams.