Men’s and Women’s Gameday #1: GW vs Grambling State, GW at Florida Gulf Coast

The wait is over folks, after a long, long offseason, it’s finally gameday in Foggy Bottom. Here are your gameday links and information:

GW Women (23-11 in ’13-’14) at Florida Gulf Coast (26-8 in ’13-’14)
6:45 PM, Alico Arena, Fort Myers, FL
Announcers: Mike Martenak, Raynell Cooper
Click here to listen live
Click here to read our season preview

Head Coach Jonathan Tsipis was certainly not shy about scheduling tough games at the very start of the season, even despite still having to resolve a murky guard situation. Yet, here they are, traveling to Fort Myers to face a Florida Gulf Coast team that went 16-2 at home a season ago. The Eagles are led by junior Whitney Knight, who averaged 12.3 points and 5.3 rebounds a game. She also had 93 blocks and led the Atlantic Sun with 85 three-pointers. Her matchup with the Colonials’ Jonquel Jones is going to be something to watch tonight. Also watch out for FGCU’s Stephanie Haas, who averaged 11.6 points per game last year, and Jenna Cobb, who scored in double-figures 15 times last season and was the team’s Defensive Player of the Year with 58 steals.

GW Men (24-9 in ’13-’14) vs Grambling State (5-24 in ’13-’14)
6:45 PM, Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, DC
Announcers: Jeff Pawling, Jack Linnehan
Click here to listen live
Click here to read our season preview

Mike Lonergan and his squad start off their season against a Grambling State team that struggled mightily last season. Tigers Head Coach Shawn Walker makes his debut for Grambling after spending the majority of his coaching career in the women’s game and will most likely turn to leading returner A’Torri Shine, who averaged 13.8 points per game and shot nearly 43 percent from the field last season. Shine will likely matchup with Kethan Savage, making that the matchup to watch at Tex Silverman Court tonight. Remond Brown is also expected to take a larger role for the Tigers this season after starting only 10 games last year, but averaging nearly nine points a game.

Posted on November 14, 2014, in Campus, GW Basketball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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