GWU Men’s Basketball faces St. Bonaventure in a homecoming weekend showdown
By Adam Chatman
It’s homecoming down in the Smith Center tonight as George Washington(12-12,4-7) faces off against St. Bonaventure(15-8, 7-4). The Colonials are coming off a heartbreaking loss against VCU on Wednesday that came down to some late free throws to seal the deal. The Colonials were up by 1 with .4 seconds to go in the game, but Sophomore Center Collin Goss committed a foul before the ball was inbounded to give VCU the free throws they needed to win. St. Bonaventure on the other hand is coming off a solid win against St. Louis where they made a resounding comeback in the second half. At halftime the Bonnies were trailing by 6, but in the second half they outscored St. Louis by 21.
The key players to look out for in today’s game is the dynamic guard tandem of Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley. Adams and Mobley are the engine that keeps the Bonnies offense running, and if they’re firing, they’re almost impossible to stop. On the GW side of the ball Yuta Watanabe is going to be the key player for them. Yuta Watanabe is the defensive anchor for the Colonials. He’s always tasked with guarding the best player on the opposing team, and he always forces them to have bad games. Watanabe is going to have his work cut out from him today as he will be forced to guard either Mobley or Adams who can get hot at any minute.
St. Bonaventure is a very streaky offensive team, and have the second best offense in the A-10. GW is a team that can often struggle to score, so this will be a very tough matchup for them. Good news for the Colonials is that they are 9-3 at home this year, and are a very tough team to beat in their own building. The Colonials lead the all time series against the Bonnies 34-25. The Colonials have a good opportunity to bounce back after a tough loss, and can hopefully begin a run in the A-10.
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