Women’s Gameday #16: GW at Rhode Island; Men’s Gameday #16: GW vs Richmond

GWRhode Island

George Washington Colonials (14-2, 3-0 A10) at Rhode Island Rams (10-5, 2-1 A10)
7 PM, Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, RI
Media Coverage: WRGW, A10 Digital Network
Announcers: Jeff Pawling, Mike Martenak
Click Here to Listen Live

The streaking Colonials hit the road for a two-game trip to New England, starting tonight against Rhode Island. GW is in the midst of a 12-game winning streak dating back to November 24th, the sixth-longest in Division I basketball.

The Colonials are coming off a 77-67 home win over rival Richmond this past Saturday, a game in which Chakecia Miller scored a season-high 16 points and Jonquel Jones secured her sixth double-double in seven games and eighth overall. At 3-0, GW is tied with Fordham atop the Atlantic 10 standings early in this conference season.

GW will need to do all it can to stop Rams newcomer Charise Wilson from going off tonight. Rhode Island is coming off a 71-62 win at Davidson, their first conference road win since 2010 and a game in which Wilson led all scorers with 22 points. She is the fourth-leading scorer in the Atlantic 10 Conference at 16.6 points per game.

As a team, the Rams defense is stout, allowing only 58.5 points a game and holding opponents to 35.6 percent shooting, meaning the Colonials will need to be on top of their game to get the win and keep the streak alive.

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

GWRichmond

George Washington Colonials (12-4, 2-1 A10) vs. Richmond Spiders (9-7, 2-1 A10)
7 PM, Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, DC
Media Coverage: WRGW Extended Play, 1500 AM, ESPNU/WatchESPN
Announcers: Keith Woods, Ethan Arsht
Click Here to Listen Live

Back in Foggy Bottom, the GW Men are looking to rebound from a deflating 63-50 loss at La Salle last Saturday, a game in which none of the “core four” Colonials scored in double-digits. Kevin Larsen, in particular, had a tough day, being held scoreless. GW’s winning streak was snapped at six games with the loss and now, the Colonials must attempt to put it behind them on “Buff Out Night” in front of a large crowd and another national television audience.

Yuta Watanabe was the lone bright spot for GW last weekend, scoring 12 points to secure his sixth-straight double-digit scoring output. Yuta was also in the spotlight off the court this week, as he was featured in a Washington Post story written by John Feinstein that highlighted his aspirations to play in the NBA.

Luckily for the Colonials, there has been no place like home this season, as GW is undefeated through six home contests. In order to secure their seventh home win, they will need to contain Richmond’s Kendall Anthony, who comes in 10th in the Atlantic 10 in scoring with 15.6 points per game. Terry Allen could also create some problems for the Colonials’ bigs down low.

The game will air on WRGW Extended Play with coverage beginning at 6:50 and tip off scheduled for 7 pm on ep.gwradio.com.

Posted on January 15, 2015, in Campus, GW Basketball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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