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McDonald clutch layup forces OT, George Washington comes back to defeat Miami 71-63 at Wooden

  • George Washington's Isaiah Armwood (32) is called for a foul defending against Miami's Donnavan Kirk, left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Wooden Legacy tournament, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Fullerton, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    George Washington's Isaiah Armwood (32) is called for a foul defending against Miami's Donnavan Kirk, left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Wooden Legacy tournament, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Fullerton, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)  (The Associated Press)

  • George Washington John Kopriva (34) goes up for a shot with Miami forward Donnavan Kirk, right, defending in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Wooden Legacy tournament, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Fullerton, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    George Washington John Kopriva (34) goes up for a shot with Miami forward Donnavan Kirk, right, defending in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Wooden Legacy tournament, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Fullerton, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)  (The Associated Press)

  • George Washington's Kethan Savage (11) splits between Miami guard Rion Brown (15) and center Tonye Jekiri (23) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Wooden Legacy tournament, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Fullerton, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    George Washington's Kethan Savage (11) splits between Miami guard Rion Brown (15) and center Tonye Jekiri (23) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Wooden Legacy tournament, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Fullerton, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)  (The Associated Press)

Joe McDonald hit a game-tying layup with three seconds remaining to help George Washington avoid a monumental collapse, and the Colonials beat Miami 71-63 in overtime in the opening game of the Wooden Legacy on Thursday morning.

McDonald's clutch layup tied the game at 59 after George Washington (5-0) had blown a late double-digit lead, and the Colonials opened the extra period on a 12-2 run to secure the win and extend their best start to a season in four years.

Nemanja Mikic scored a team-high 16 points off the bench and Isaiah Armwood had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead GW, which was up 47-35 with 10:47 remaining but couldn't hold it.

Garrius Adams scored a game-high 17 points for the Hurricanes (3-3), including 15 in the second half. Rion Brown added 16 points and nine rebounds and James Kelly scored 11 points off the bench.