RALEIGH, N.C. -- George Washington kept hanging around, refusing to let Memphis pull too far ahead. The Colonials just couldnt come up with the one shot they needed to prolong their first NCAA tournament visit in seven years. Isaiah Armwood scored a season-high 21 points in ninth-seeded GWs 71-66 loss to eighth-seeded Memphis in the second round of the East Regional. Armwood picked up his fourth foul with 12:02 remaining for GW (24-9), which was just 2 of 12 from 3-point range yet never fell behind by more than 10 points. "It definitely changed my defence, because when Im on defence, Im usually active. I couldnt foul," Armwood said. "It definitely hurt us because I gave up some layups that I dont usually give up." Leading scorer Maurice Creek -- who averages 14 points -- finished with nine on 2-of-13 shooting for GW, but he airballed a 3-pointer in the final seconds that would have tied it. Michael Dixon Jr., the top sixth man in the American Athletic Conference, scored 19 points and hit four free throws in the final 10 seconds for Memphis, which never trailed. Joe Jackson added 15 points for the eighth-seeded Tigers (24-9), who are halfway to Geron Johnsons post-AAC tournament guarantee of two wins in the first weekend of the NCAAs. "As long as we think big and we play hard, the skys the limit," Jackson said. "Weve just got to continue to think that we can get there. Weve got to know we can get there." They entered the tournament having lost three of five to fall out of the national rankings, and shot 49 per cent in this one but struggled to put GW away until the final seconds. Patricio Garino added 10 points for the Colonials, who were making their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2007 and hung around all game before making a final late push. They had the ball down 67-64 after Jackson threw the ball away with 1:16 left. But Creeks jumper in the lane was short and so was Nemanja Mikics 3-point attempt from the right wing with less than a minute remaining. "I think if we would have tied it, the momentum was sort of shifting and maybe we would have tied it, had some time outs and things wouldve been different," GW coach Mike Lonergan said. Crawford missed a 3 for Memphis with about 30 seconds left and the rebound went out of bounds off Jackson with 26.6 seconds left. Joe McDonald beat Crawford off the dribble for a layup to make it 67-66 with 13.6 seconds left, and the Colonials fouled Dixon with 9.6 seconds left. Dixon hit both free throws and the Colonials called a timeout to set up their final possession. McDonald dribbled a few seconds off the clock before passing to Creek, whose final 3-pointer with about 3 seconds left left failed to draw iron. "A shot I usually hit," said Creek, a 41 per cent shooter from 3-point range. Dixon added two more free throws with 0.4 of a second remaining for Memphis, which could never push its lead past 10. Its last big lead came on Dixons jumper from the corner with 9 1/2 minutes left. Creek hit a 3-pointer -- GWs second, and last, of the game -- before GWs 1-3-1 zone forced a turnover and Garino made a layup to make it a 64-62 game with 2 1/2 minutes left. Out of a timeout, Memphis worked the ball to Dixon -- who buried an open 3-pointer from the right wing and kept his shooting hand aloft for an extra moment. At the time, that seemed like the dagger -- but the Colonials kept scrapping. "They made a run at the end," Dixon said, "but we never got flustered or rattled." Both teams werent especially good behind either line on the court: Memphis was 11 of 16 from the free throw line and hit just 27 per cent of its 3-point attempts, while GW was 14 of 24 from the free throw line in addition to its poor 3-point shooting. "Theyve got a good inside-out punch," Jackson said. 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The players will assemble Sunday at a camp in Orlando, Fla., before heading to Panama on Nov. 16 in advance of the game at Estadio Rommel Fernandez.Panama is ranked 56th in the world, compared to No. 122 for Canada.Its another important game for us because we need to continue improving our tactical play and we are going to play against a very good team that has an experienced coach (Hernan Dario Gomez), Floro said in a statement. Its a very good, organized team on the pitch with a good tactical sense both in attack and defence.The Canadian Soccer Association said Akindele initially agreed to join the Canadian camp but then withdrew. The organization did not say why. Dallas plays at Seattle on Monday in the return leg of their Eastern Conference semifinal.Floro spoke to the Dallas coach Oscar Pareja in September, with the two agreeing to let the player stay with his MLS club to continue getting playing time with the knowledge that the Canadian staff was following his progress, a CSA spokesman said.Akindele was born in Calgary to a Canadian mother and Nigerian father and lived in Canada — with stops in Toronto and Winnipeg — until he was eight. His father, a financial analyst who also has Canadian citizenship, moved the family to Colorado for work.The 22-year-old Akindele, who scored seven goals during the MLS regular season, is reportedly in the process of obtaining his U.S. citizenship although spokesmen for FC Dallas and U.S. Soccer were not sure whether he had got it already.Teibert, 21, was last summoned a year by Floro for games against the Czech Republic and Slovenia. He came on in the 60th minute on Nov. 15 againstt the Czechs, winning his seventh cap.ddddddddddddThe Canadian men lost 1-0 to third-ranked Colombia last time out. Canada ended a 16-game winless streak in September with a 3-1 win over Jamaica in Toronto.Floros team tied Bulgaria and Moldova earlier in 2014.The Canadian coach said the game in Panama will challenge his players.We are going to play away in their stadium against another good team but its good for us because we need to test our level in these situations, said Floro. We need to focus on continuing improving our pressing and to increase our attack because in the last game (against Colombia), our attack was not as good as we can do.Floros squad includes veterans Atiba Hutchinson, Julian de Guzman, Dwayne De Rosario, Lars Hirschfeld and Patrice Bernier.But there is also plenty of youth in Bryce Alderson, Kyle Bekker, Ashtone Morgan, Karl W. Ouimette, Jonathan Osorio and Maxim Tissot.Its the first senior call-up for Tissot, a defender with the Montreal Impact.---CANADAGatekeepers: Milan Borjan, Ludogorets Razgrad (Bulgaria); Lars Hirschfeld, Valerenga (Norway); Kenny Stamatopoulos, AIK (Sweden).Defenders: Nana Attakora, D.C. United (MLS); David Edgar, Birmingham City (England); Doneil Henry, Toronto FC (MLS); Nik Ledgerwood, Energie Cottbus (Germany); Ashtone Morgan, Toronto FC (MLS); Karl W. Ouimette, Montreal Impact (MLS); Maxim Tissot, Montreal Impact.Midfielders: Bryce Alderson, Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS); Kyle Bekker, Toronto FC (MLS); Patrice Bernier, Montreal Impact (MLS); Julian de Guzman, unattached; Atiba Hutchinson, Besiktas (Turkey); Issey Nakajima-Farran, Montreal Impact (MLS); Jonathan Osorio, Toronto FC (MLS); Adam Straith, unattached; Daniel Stanese, FC Augsburg II (Germany); Russell Teibert, Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS).Forwards: Dwayne De Rosario, Toronto FC (MLS); Marcus Haber, Crewe Alexandra (England); Tosaint Ricketts, Hapoel Haifa (Israel). Follow @NeilMDavidson on Twitter ' ' '