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Men’s Gameday #21: GW at VCU





 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

Women’s Gameday #15: GW vs Saint Joseph’s


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George Washington Colonials (12-2, 1-0 A10) vs. Saint Joseph’s Hawks (5-8, 1-0 A10)
7 PM, Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, DC
Media Coverage: WRGW, RaiseHigh Live, A10 Mobile App
Announcers: Raynell Cooper, Mike Martenak
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The Colonials return to Foggy Bottom for their Atlantic 10 home opener fresh off a nail-biting 69-66 win over preseason conference favorite Dayton on Sunday afternoon.

Behind Jonquel Jones‘ fourth double-double in five games (24 points, 17 rebounds), GW ended the Flyers’ 31-game home winning streak, the longest in the nation, and announced their presence as the conference’s early season front-runner with authority. Caira Washington also added 23 points in the win, marking her second straight game with 20 points or more. The Colonials have now won 10 games in a row and, at 12-2, have matched the best start in school history.

St. Joe’s will not be content to sit back and let GW run through them on Wednesday night, especially after the way their season ended last year at the hands of the Colonials in the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament. The front court will, once again, be the main battleground as the Hawks are led by forward Sarah Fairbanks, a Preseason All-A10 Third Team selection who scored 15 points in St. Joe’s last game, a 63-46 home win over VCU. Natasha Cloud is also poised to wreak havoc in the back court. The reigning A10 Defensive Player of the Year finished with 10 points and 10 assists against the Rams last Saturday.

WRGW’s coverage with Raynell Cooper (broadcasting his final game as a GW student) and Mike Martenak begins at 6:45 with tip off scheduled for 7 pm on

Men’s Gameday #15: GW vs Saint Louis

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George Washington Colonials (11-3, 1-0 A10) vs. Saint Louis Billikens (8-6, 0-1 A10)
7 PM, Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, DC
Media Coverage: WRGW, 1500 AM, CBSSN
Announcer: Raynell Cooper
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The Colonials look to keep their unbeaten home record alive in their Atlantic 10 home opener tonight against defending regular season conference champion Saint Louis.

GW held on for dear life in the conference opener at Saint Joseph’s on Saturday afternoon, as they allowed a 20-point lead dwindle over the final six minutes. Kevin Larsen‘s hook shot with 6:54 left gave the Colonials a 53-33 lead over the Hawks, but that would be GW’s final made field goal of the game as St. Joe’s mounted a 27-11 run, only to fall short and give Mike Lonergan his first win at St. Joe’s in five opportunities.

Larsen and Kethan Savage combined for 31 points and 15 rebounds in the win as the Colonials extended their win streak to five. Yuta Watanabe also shined on national television with 12 points, his fourth straight game with double-digit points.

Tonight’s contest begins a stretch in which GW plays three of four within the friendly confines of the Smith Center. It should be a welcome stretch for the team, as they have played five of their last six games outside of the District, including their three-game triumph in Honolulu over Christmas.

The Colonials welcome a Billikens squad that is enduring a transition year under head coach Jim Crews after losing all five starters from last year’s regular season champion team to graduation. Saint Louis is coming off a 65-53 home loss to Rhode Island and ranks last in the A10 in scoring offense with 60.6 points per game. The Colonials and Billikens have one common opponent so far this season. Saint Louis lost at Wichita State back on December 6th by a final of 81-52 while GW knocked off the Shockers 60-54 on Christmas Night.

WRGW’s coverage with Raynell Cooper begins at 6:50 with tip off scheduled for 7 pm on

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