GW Men’s Basketball Preview @ Harvard

By: Harry Falber

After starting 3-0, the George Washington Men’s Colonials have hit a bump in the road and lost three straight to fall to 3-3. The Colonials will try and end their skid Tuesday night as they ship up to Boston to face Harvard (1-3).

What Happened Last Time Out:

While many students were still in the midst of their Thanksgiving naps, GW played Penn State at the Smith Center Saturday night. The Colonials were playing without Yuta Watanabe, who missed the game with an undisclosed injury. Although they were up 32-23 at halftime, GW couldn’t close the game out in the second half losing 74-68.

GW Player To Watch:

It will be a homecoming for transfer student Patrick Steeves. Steeves graduated from Harvard last May before coming to GW for graduate school.  Look for him to have a huge game.

Harvard Player to Watch:

Harvard doesn’t have one particular scorer. On their team they have six players averaging between 7.7 and 11.8 points per game. However, they have four freshman recruits who were all among ESPN’s top 100 recruits. Seth Towns has been the best of the four so far leading the team with 11.8 points per game. Towns turned down offers from Big Ten school Michigan and Ohio State to play at Harvard.

Prediction

Harvard is a young team with a lot of potential, however it is almost finals season, so I’m assuming Harvard students have other things on their minds. I believe GW will end their skid and bring back their winning ways. GW 66-58.

Posted on November 29, 2016, in GW Basketball. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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