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Women’s Gameday #10: GW vs Memphis

George Washington Colonials (7-2) vs. Memphis Tigers (5-4)
7 PM, Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, DC
Media Coverage: WRGW, RaiseHigh Live, A10 Mobile App
Announcers: Cameron Rohde, Tyrique Wilson
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Off to the program’s best start in eight years, the GW Women will look to extend their win streak to six on Monday night when they welcome Memphis to Tex Silverman Court on Monday night.

The Colonials completed the sweep of District rivals American and Georgetown with a 72-60 home win over the Hoyas last Tuesday night. Hannah Schaible posted her best game of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds while fellow guard Shannon Cranshaw, filling in for the injured Lauren Chase, added 12 points on four three-pointers. However, it was Jonquel Jones who propelled GW to victory in the second half with 15 points and nine rebounds after spending most of the first half on the bench in foul trouble.

GW will also look to continue their streak of outrebounding their opponents, as they have done so in each game this season. They will attempt to do this against a Memphis squad coming off a 63-46 win over the aforementioned Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday. The Colonials will need to find a way to shut down leading scorer Ariel Hearn, who is fifth in the AAC with 17 points per game. Jonquel Jones will also draw the assignment on Tigers leading rebounder Brianna Wright, who averages 9.8 rebounds a contest.

WRGW’s coverage begins at 6:50 with tip off scheduled for 7 pm on gwradio.com.

Men’s Gameday #9: GW at Penn State

George Washington Colonials (6-2) at Penn State Nittany Lions (9-1)
12 PM, Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA
Media Coverage: WRGW, 1500 AM, ESPN3
Announcers: Jeff Pawling, Blake Wessinger
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The Colonials take on their second scheduled Big Ten opponent of the season when they make the trip up to State College to visit Penn State at Noon today. It is a matchup of streaking teams, with GW entering the contest having won three straight and the Nittany Lions coming in with seven straight wins.

Patricio Garino has been on a tear during the streak, averaging 21 points per game on 69 percent shooting during the last three games. Kevin Larsen seemed to snap out of his funk against major conference teams with 18 points and eight rebounds in GW’s home win over DePaul on Thursday night, earning Player of the Game honors. However, Kethan Savage will need to step up today after posting his worst game of the season against DePaul with six points on 1-9 from the field.

Penn State’s offense begins and ends with guard D.J. Newbill, who comes in averaging 22.1 points a game, good for first in the Big Ten and fourth nationally. Shep Garner also contributes on both ends of the court, making the battle in the backcourt the one to watch today.

Today marks the 30th all-time meeting between the Colonials and the Nittany Lions, with the last matchup taking place in the 1991 Palm Beach Classic, a 71-57 GW win. GW is 11-18 against Penn State, a fellow charter member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. Today also marks the sixth all-time meeting between Mike Lonergan and Penn State head coach Pat Chambers. Both coaches faced off in America East play, when Lonergan was head coach at Vermont and Chambers helmed Boston University. Lonergan has won three of the five prior matchups, all in the 2009-10 season, while Chambers won the two games played during the 2010-11 campaign.

WRGW’s coverage begins at 11:50 am with tip off scheduled for Noon on gwradio.com.

DePaul No Match For GW as Colonials Roll

Jeff Pawling
Co-Director

Three Colonials finished in double-figures Thursday night as GW rolled against DePaul 81-68 at the Smith Center. Patricio Garino led the team in scoring with 19 points and five steals while Kevin Larsen was named player of the game with 18 points and eight rebounds in 28 minutes. Joe McDonald added a season-high 18 points in the win.

DePaul came into the game as one of the best shooting teams in the country with a 49.5 percent clip from the field. However, it was the Colonials who showed their shooting prowess on this night, shooting 60 percent as a team from the field while holding the Blue Demons to 34.6 percent shooting in the first half to jump out to a 20-point lead at halftime. DePaul did improve mightily in the second half, hitting 63 percent of their shots, but they could not dig themselves out their massive halftime hole as the Colonials got enough timely buckets to seal the win.

Myke Henry was a bright spot for DePaul, continuing his impressive play with 22 points on 8-12 from the field in 29 minutes. Jamie Crockett added 16 points in the loss for the Blue Demons, who drop to 6-2 on the season.

Meanwhile, the Colonials improve to 6-2 on the season and will now prepare for a visit to Penn State in a matinee on Sunday in State College. WRGW’s coverage begins at 11:50 am, with tip off scheduled for noon on gwradio.com.

Men’s Gameday #8: GW vs DePaul

George Washington Colonials (5-2) vs. DePaul Blue Demons (6-1)
7 PM, Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, DC
Media Coverage: WRGW, 1050 AM, CSN+, RaiseHigh Live, A10 Mobile App
Announcers: Cameron Rohde, Daniel Stettin
Click Here to Listen Live

GW has not played their best basketball over the past three games or so, but nonetheless, the Colonials have won two straight and will look to keep the streak going as they welcome Big East opponent DePaul to the Smith Center on Thursday night.

Patricio Garino has carried the Colonials the last two games, averaging 22 points per game on 63 percent shooting during that span. Kethan Savage also continues to be a solid contributor, reaching double-figures in scoring in six of the Colonials’ seven games this season.

However, Kevin Larsen has continued to struggle. While he has averaged nearly 11 points a game over the last four but that is well below what he is capable of and the goals he set for himself at the start of the season. DePaul will represent another test for the junior center. In three games against major conference teams this season, he has scored a mere 12 points combined.

GW will have their hands full tonight against a streaking DePaul team led by forward Myke Henry and center Tommy Hamilton. The Blue Demons picked up a signature win two weeks ago when they picked up a big home win against Stanford. However, it remains to be seen whether DePaul can continue to play at a high level away from home, as tonight amazingly marks the Blue Demons’ first road game of the season.

Tonight’s game is the fifth all-time meeting between GW and DePaul, and the first since the 1998 BB&T Classic, a game won by DePaul 87-79. The two programs have split the previous four meetings. WRGW’s coverage begins at 6:50 with tip off scheuled for 7 pm on gwradio.com.

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