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GW MBB heads to NYC to face Fordham

By: Daniel Stettin

The George Washington Colonials (16-13, 8-8) look to get above .500 in conference play for the first time all season when they face the Fordham Rams (13-16, 7-9) Wednesday night in the Bronx. GW is coming off a 83-74 win over Revolutionary Rival George Mason Sunday afternoon in which Junior G Yuta Watanabe tied his season high with 18 points. Fordham, sitting just one game behind the Colonials in the A10 standings, is coming off a 70-48 loss at home to Richmond.

Fordham is led by Sophomore G Joseph Chartouny. He is third in the nation is Steals per game at 3.3 per game. While he has been deadly swiping the basketball, Chartouny is no Briante Weber, as he turns the ball over 3 times a game as well. The 6-3 Canadian can do a little bit of everything, averaging 11 PPG, 5 APG, and 4 RPG as well. Fordham has four players including Chartouny who average double-digit PPG so they run a fairly balanced offense.

One area where the Colonials should dominate is on the glass. Fordham averages just 29 boards a game and just two players average five a game. GW on the other hand has four players getting at least five a game. If there was a game for the freshman bigs to have a big game (they all have been quiet for the past few games), it would be this one against this undersized Rams squad. While Mason is also undersized, there style of play made it difficult for the Freshman bigs to match up.

Fordham’s Rose Hill Gymnasium is the oldest on-campus arena in D1 College Basketball and despite its small size, can get extremely loud and hostile to opposing teams (ask VCU fans, as they lost 69-67 in January). Despite this, I see a vastly improving GW team that is battling for the 5 seed with St. Bonaventure rally from being down at halftime to beat the Rams.

GW: 68

Fordham: 59

2015 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship Recap

Atlantic 10

First Round – March 11

#12 Fordham 71, #13 George Mason 65
#11 Duquesne 61, #14 Saint Louis 55

Second Round – March 12

#9 La Salle 76, #8 Massachusetts 69
#5 VCU 63, #12 Fordham 57
#7 St. Bonaventure 60, #10 Saint Joseph’s 49
#6 George Washington 73, #11 Duquesne 55

Quarterfinals – March 13

#1 Davidson 67, #9 La Salle 66
#5 VCU 70, #4 Richmond 60
#2 Dayton 75, #7 St. Bonaventure 71
#3 Rhode Island 71, #6 George Washington 58

Semifinals – March 14

#5 VCU 93, #1 Davidson 73
#2 Dayton 56, #3 Rhode Island 52

Final – March 15

#5 VCU 71, #2 Dayton 65

March 13, 2015: Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship Scoreboard

Atlantic 10

First Round – March 11

#12 Fordham 71, #13 George Mason 65
#11 Duquesne 61, #14 Saint Louis 55

Second Round – March 12

#9 La Salle 76, #8 Massachusetts 69
#5 VCU 63, #12 Fordham 57
#7 St. Bonaventure 60, #10 Saint Joseph’s 49
#6 George Washington 73, #11 Duquesne 55

Quarterfinals – March 13

#1 Davidson vs. #9 La Salle, 12:00 PM (NBCSN)
#4 Richmond vs. #5 VCU, 2:30 PM (NBCSN)
#2 Dayton vs. #7 St. Bonaventure (NBCSN)
#3 Rhode Island vs. #6 George Washington (WFED, NBCSN)

Semifinals – March 14

Davidson/La Salle vs. Richmond/VCU, 1:30 PM (CBSSN)
Dayton/St. Bonaventure vs. Rhode Island/George Washington, 4:00 PM (CBSSN)

Final – March 15, 1:00 PM (CBS)

Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship Schedule

Atlantic 10

The schedule for the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship is out and it sees GW getting a fairly favorable draw heading in, as the Colonials will be able to avoid the top seed in the tournament, Davidson, and their nemesis, VCU, until the final round. The schedule is as follows:

*All games played at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

First Round – March 11

Game 1: #12 Fordham vs. #13 George Mason, 6:30 PM (A10 Network)
Game 2: #11 Duquesne vs. #14 Saint Louis, 9:00 PM (A10 Network)

Second Round – March 12

Game 3: #8 Massachusetts vs. #9 La Salle, 12:00 PM (NBCSN)
Game 4: #5 VCU vs. Fordham/George Mason, 2:30 PM (NBCSN)
Game 5: #7 St. Bonaventure vs. #10 Saint Joseph’s, 6:30 PM (NBCSN)
Game 6: #6 George Washington vs. Duquesne/Saint Louis, 9:00 PM (WFED, NBCSN)

Quarterfinals – March 13

Game 7: #1 Davidson vs. Massachusetts/La Salle, 12:00 PM (NBCSN)
Game 8: #4 Richmond vs. VCU/Fordham/George Mason, 2:30 PM (NBCSN)
Game 9: #2 Dayton vs. St. Bonaventure/Saint Joseph’s, 6:30 PM (NBCSN)
Game 10: #3 Rhode Island vs. George Washington/Duquesne/Saint Louis, 9:00 PM (NBCSN)

Semifinals – March 14

Game 11: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner, 1:30 PM (CBSSN)
Game 12: Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner, 4:00 PM (CBSSN)

Final – March 15

Game 13: Game 11 Winner vs. Game 12 Winner, 1:00 PM (CBS)