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Men’s Gameday #28: GW vs. St. Bonaventure

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George Washington Colonials (17-10, 7-7 A10) vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies (14-11, 7-7 A10)
7 PM, Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, DC
Media: WRGW, 1050 AM, American Sports Network/MASN2
Announcers: Keith Woods, Leah Edwards
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The Colonials have been in free fall the past six weeks and will look to get back on track tonight in what is essentially a must-win home game against St. Bonaventure. Both teams come in with conference records of 7-7 and are tied for seventh in the Atlantic 10, meaning tonight’s matchup has huge seeding implications for the Atlantic 10 Tournament in Brooklyn in two weeks.

GW is coming off a 56-48 loss at Richmond on Saturday, a game in which the Colonials’ offensive struggles crept to the surface yet again in a very winnable game. GW shot 39 percent as a team, led by Kethan Savage with 18 points and Kevin Larsen with 16. However, when two players combine for just a shade under 75 percent of the team’s total points, you know you’re going to have a tough time winning games. The Colonials must get better contributions from Patricio Garino and Joe McDonald if they want to have any chance of righting the ship against the Bonnies tonight.

The Colonials will also look to get back on the winning track at home. They have dropped their past two contests at the Smith Center after winning their previous 12 and 25 of 26 on their home floor. Meanwhile, the Bonnies snapped a three-game losing streak with a 70-60 overtime win at Saint Joseph’s on Saturday and will look to maintain their momentum in the District tonight.

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

Men’s Gameday #21: GW at VCU

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 George Washington Colonials (16-4, 6-1 A10) at #14/15 VCU Rams (16-3, 6-0 A10)
7 PM, Verizon Wireless Arena at the Siegel Center, Richmond, VA
Media Coverage: WRGW, 1050 AM, CBSSN
Announcers: Raynell Cooper, Jack Linnehan
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The Colonials face a major test tonight, making the short trip down to Richmond to take on nationally-ranked VCU in am arena they have historically struggled in.

GW is currently on a four-game winning streak and coming off a 74-59 win over Duquesne, a game in which they torched the Dukes from beyond the arc. Patricio Garino led the way with 20 points while Joe McDonald added 16 in a game that was not really as close as the score indicated.

However, they should be expecting another easy game tonight on the road against Shaka Smart’s VCU team coming off a nail-biting win at Saint Louis. It was certainly their weakest performance of the Atlantic 10 slate thus far, so they should come into tonight’s game with something to prove, which does not bode well for GW.

WRGW’s coverage begins at 6:45 with tipoff scheduled for 7 pm on gwradio.com.

Men’s Gameday #16: GW at La Salle & Women’s Gameday #16: GW vs. Richmond

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George Washington Colonials (12-3, 2-0 A10) at La Salle Explorers (8-7, 0-2 A10)
12:30 PM, Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, PA
Media Coverage: 1500 AM, NBCSN/NBC Sports Live Extra

A busy Saturday for GW Basketball tips off at 12:30 with the men in action on the road in Philly for the second time in as many weekends. This time, the Colonials trek to Tom Gola Arena to face off with reeling La Salle, a squad that has lost seven of their past 11 contests.

GW is off to a 2-0 start in the Atlantic 10 after surviving a late comeback attempt at Saint Joseph’s last Saturday and holding off Saint Louis 75-72 in their A10 home opener this past Tuesday. The Colonials had five scorers in double-figures in their win over the Billikens, led by Patricio Garino‘s 18 points and Kevin Larsen‘s 16. Yuta Watanabe also finished in double-digits for the fifth straight game, with 10 points in 21 minutes off the bench. GW needed all the help they could get on Tuesday as they were blindsided by a rebuilding Saint Louis team that had cracked the 70-point threshold just once coming in to the contest.

La Salle has dropped their first two A10 matchups, losing to George Mason down in Fairfax last Saturday and dropping a six-point decision at home to UMass on Wednesday. The Explorers have leaned on Jordan Price, a transfer guard from Auburn, who currently ranks third in the conference in scoring with just over 17 points per game. In addition, frontcourt mainstays Jerrell Wright and Steve Zack could create problems down low for the Colonials if Larsen, Watanabe, and John Kopriva fail to bring their A-games.

Due to logistical difficulties, WRGW will not be carrying the game in Philadelphia today. However, you can still listen to Byron Kerr’s call on federalnewsradio.com and 1500 AM, with tip off scheduled for 12:30.

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George Washington Colonials (13-2, 2-0 A10) vs. Richmond Spiders (9-5, 1-1 A10)
2 PM, Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, DC
Media Coverage: WRGW, RaiseHigh Live, A10 Mobile App
Announcers: Cameron Rohde, Tyrique Wilson
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Approximately 90 minutes after the GW Men tip off in Philly, the GW Women will get underway in Foggy Bottom, looking to defend their Smith Center floor and extend their win streak to 12 against rival Richmond.

The Colonials defeated St. Joe’s 83-69 on Wednesday night in their A10 home opener to match the sixth-longest winning streak in program history. Caira Washington led the team and tied her season-high with 23 points on 9-15 shooting while Jonquel Jones collected her seventh double-double of the season with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Hannah Schaible also had a great all-around performance, filling up the stat sheet with 14 points, six rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

In addition to their season win streak, GW will also be looking to extend a team winning streak against Richmond. The Colonials have won the last three matchups between the two programs, the most recent of which was a 72-58 win down in Virginia’s state capital last season.

The Spiders come into Saturday’s contest red hot themselves, having won six of their past seven and most recently knocking off St. Bonaventure 67-61 this past Wednesday. GW will need to contain Janelle Hubbard, who is coming off a 24-point performance on 4-7 from beyond the arc against the Bonnies. The Colonials will also need to contain Preseason All-A10 Second Team selection Genevieve Okoro on the glass. Okoro is third in the conference in overall rebounding with 8.1 boards a game.

The women’s game will air on WRGW, with pregame coverage beginning at 1:45 and tip off scheduled for 2 pm on gwradio.com.

Men’s Gameday #14: GW at Saint Joseph’s

George Washington Colonials (10-3) at Saint Joseph’s Hawks (6-5)
2 PM, Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena, Philadelphia, PA
Media Coverage: WRGW, 1500 AM, CBSSN
Announcers: Raynell Cooper, Cooper Schembor
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Atlantic 10 Conference play begins today as the red hot George Washington Colonials make the trip up to Philly to face off with defending A10 Tournament champion St. Joe’s, a game that will be carried live nationally on CBS Sports Network.

The Colonials have won four in a row and seven of their last eight as they begin conference play today, led by the play of the resurgent Kevin Larsen, averaging 11 points and seven rebounds a contest. Patricio Garino had a fantastic non-conference season as well, with 13.5 points per game, and will look to continue that play in A10 action.

Saint Joseph’s was picked eighth in the A10 preseason poll and is fresh off an overtime loss at Denver five days ago. The Hawks are led by 6’6″ forward DeAndre’ Bembry, a preseason Atlantic 10 First Team Selection leading St. Joe’s in almost every category with 15.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Garino should have his hands full with the versatile forward, but if he can shut Bembry down, GW should roll.

WRGW’s coverage begins at 1:45 with tip off scheduled for 2 pm on gwradio.com.