Talking Hoops with GW Alum and Slam Editor-in-Chief Ben Osborne

1/27/2016- On Wednesday, GW Alum and Editor-in-Chief of Slam Magazine Ben Osborne joined Swish to discuss his time as a student at GWU, his favorite Slam Covers of all time, how the NBA will change when Kobe leaves and much more.

You can follow Ben @bosborne17 and Slam Magazine @SLAMonline

Check the full interview out below-

La Salle Postgame

January 13, 2016
By: Daniel Stettin

The George Washington Colonials (14-3, 4-0 A-10) cruised towards their 9th consecutive victory Wednesday night over the La Salle Explorers (3-14, 0-4 A-10), winning 83-59.

The Colonials used a fantastic offensive and defensive act to cruise towards a 24 point victory. They would dominate the first half, shooting 52.8% from the field while holding the Explorers to 32.1% shooting. The second half brought offensive struggles to both teams as they both shot roughly 34%. They held a 37 point lead early in the fourth quarter but the Explorers caught fire outscoring the Colonials 25-16.

Hannah Schaible led the Colonials with 14 points on 6-9 shooting as well as 5 rebounds. Jonquel Jones put up her 14th double double of the season with 13 points, 16 rebounds with 7 of those boards on the offensive end. Lauren Chase had a near double double with 10 points while dishing out 8 assists. DaLacy Anderson led all bench players with 10 points on 5-7 shooting.

For the Explorers, they were led by Amy Griffin with 16 points (albeit on 6-18 shooting while also turning the ball over 7 times) and 8 boards. Micahya Owens also had a strong scoring day with 14 points (on 6-14 shooting) with 6 boards.

Next up for the Colonials will be the #25 Duquesne Dukes in Pittsburgh this Sunday at Noon. This game will also be nationally televised on ESPNU and can be heard on WRGW Sports Radio.

 

 

Womens Gameday vs La Salle

January 13th, 2016
By: Daniel Stettin

Coming off a riveting victory last Sunday over conference foe Dayton, the George Washington Womens basketball team (13-3, 3-0 A-10) returns to the Charles E. Smith Center for a midweek clash with the La Salle Explorers (3-13, 0-3 A-10).

The Colonials are playing with some momentum right now, with the team reeling off 8 consecutive victories with the last over Dayton being the most impressive. The team trailed by as many as 15 points late into the third quarter before rallying to victory. Senior center Jonquel Jones was named the National and A-10 player of the week after scoring 23 points and grabbing 15 rebounds (her 13th double-double of the season) and hitting the go ahead 3-pointer with 1:19 remaining in the fourth quarter.

The Explorers meanwhile, are on a 3 game losing streak most recently to George Mason last Sunday. They are home to the A-10’s leading scorer, Sophomore wing Amy Griffin, who is averaging 17.8 PPG. This will be La Salle’s 2nd trip to Washington DC this season as they won at Howard University on December 2nd.

The Colonials took home a 67-48 victory over La Salle last season in Philadelphia with Jones leading the way with 12 points and 16 rebounds. GW currently holds an all time record of 32-5 vs La Salle, including a 14-2 record at the Smith Center.

Prediction: For tonights game, I expect a similar result as last season with the Colonials taking home a 20+ point victory.

GW-71

La Salle 50

Can GW Make History Against UVA?

George Washington Colonials 1-0  vs. #6 Virginia 1-0

7:30 PM,Charles E Smith Center, Washington DC

Cameron Rohde, Co-Sports Director

Media: WRGW, ESPN2/WatchESPN
Announcers: Cameron Rohde & Keith Woods
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Three Questions

  1. What does a potential win mean?  A win against # 6 Virginia would be a defining moment for Coach Mike Lonergan and Seniors Patricio Garino, Kevin Larsen and Joe McDonald but what occurs after a potential win will be even bigger. Last year fans forgot the big win in Hawaii against Wichita State, this game is much bigger and is at home but if GW goes on to lose at South Florida or has any other slip ups in non-conference play, the win against UVA wouldn’t mean much moving forward.
  2. How many UVA fans make the trip from Charlottesville?  Tonight’s game will be sold out and will be a majority pro GW crowd. However, when VCU a similar program with major success makes the trip up, there is always  a lot of Ram fans. Hoping tonight is different but don’t be surprised to hear a lot of UVA fans in the background of the broadcast.
  3. Who steps up?  Anytime you are faced with the daunting challenge of a top ten team it will often take a memorable performance to pull off the upset. Tonight will not be any different and after a quiet performance against Lafayette, I expect Joe McDonald to be the one that steps up and helps GW pull out the win.

Game Prediction-  GW grinds out a nail biter and wins on a pair of clutch free throws from McDonald.  Final Score- GW- 71- UVA 69