Men’s Gameday #2: GW at Rutgers
George Washington Colonials (1-0) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (12-21 last season)
7 PM, Rutgers Athletic Center, Piscataway, NJ
Media Coverage: gwradio.com, WFED 1500 AM, Big Ten Network
Announcers: Mike Martenak, Jeff Pawling
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The GW men are back at it a mere 48 hours after their opening night rout of Grambling State. The Colonials were never legitimately challenged in their 92-40 win over the Tigers. Patricio Garino led the way, with 21 points on 8-10 shooting to go along with three rebounds, two blocks, and four steals. Kevin Larsen chipped in a near double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds while Kethan Savage added 12 points on 5-9 shooting, five rebounds, and five assists.
But if one thing is certain, GW’s second game will not be nearly as easy as their romp two nights ago. This early season trip to Piscataway marks the third straight year that GW and Rutgers have met on the hardwood, with the the home team winning the last two matchups. Rutgers held off a late GW rally to win 68-65 at The RAC in December 2012 only to have GW take last year’s game at the Smith Center 93-87 in a game where the Colonials had five players score in double-figures. Rutgers and second year head coach Eddie Jordan return leading scorers Myles Mack (14.9 PPG) and Kadeem Jack (14.3 PPG) to a team that captured 10 of their 12 wins a season ago on their home floor. The onus will be on Joe McDonald and a combination of John Kopriva, Yuta Watanabe, and even Kevin Larsen to contain Mack and Jack respectively.
Rutgers leads the all-time series against GW 23-19. A win tonight for GW would be the Colonials’ mere fifth win in 20 trips to The RAC. WRGW will be on the air with the pregame show at 6:45 followed by the tipoff at 7 PM live from Piscataway on gwradio.com.
Posted on November 16, 2014, in Campus, GW Basketball, Men's Basketball and tagged Eddie Jordan, GW men's basketball, Jeff Pawling, Joe McDonald, John Kopriva, Kadeem Jack, Kethan Savage, Kevin Larsen, Mike Martenak, Myles Mack, Patricio Garino, Rutgers men's basketball, Yuta Watanabe. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.