Colonials, Bulldogs set to tip off at 3:00 p.m.
Colonials and Aztecs tip-off at 9 p.m. in Madison Square Garden; game will be televised on ESPN
Colonials Triumph at Home, 82-77
Colonials to Host Florida on Wednesday at Smith Center in NIT Quarterfinals
Colonials and Hawks tip off at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN
AS A GRAD STUDENT AT GW (2015-16): A member of the A-10 All-Academic Team ... has played in all 37 games with one start ... leads the reserves in scoring (5.3 ppg) ... in A-10 play, led the reserves with 17.3 minutes per game and 5.9 points per game ... leads the team with a 2.3-to-1 assist/turnover ratio and is averaging just one turnover every 20.6 minutes, the second lowest rate on the team (Yuta Watanabe, 24.2) ... second on the team in free throw percentage at .857 (48-56), including a .952 clip in conference games (20-21) ... shot .389 (21-54) from 3-point range in conference play ... helped ice the win at USF (11/19) by hitting six of seven free throws down the stretch ... knocked down two 3-pointers in the win over Rutgers (12/12) and followed with eight points in just nine minutes of a win over Saint Peter’s (12/19) ... against Duquesne (1/9), set season highs in FGs made (4), 3PT FGs made (4) and attempted (6), and points (15) ... played a season-high 25 minutes at UMass (1/12) and dished out a career-high seven assists against no turnovers, while chipping in 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting from 3-point range ... matched that performance with another seven-assist game at Dayton (1/15) while grabbing a season-high six rebounds and recording two steals ... helped seal the win at Duquesne (2/17) by hitting 6-of-6 free throws and tallying nine points ... scored in double figures for the third time with 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting vs. La Salle (2/21) ... made his first start of the season on Senior Night vs. George Mason (3/1) ... matched a season-high with four FG’s made on a season-high 10 FG attempts, including 7 from 3PT, against Saint Joseph’s in the A-10 quarterfinals (3/11) ... hit GW’s final two shots, a three-pointer with 2:38 left, and the game-winning jumper with 2.8 seconds left, to provide an 82-80 win over Hofstra in the NIT First Round (3/16).
AS A SOPHOMORE AT DARTMOUTH (2013-14): Started every game, one of two players to do so ... led the Ivy League in free throw percentage (.868) and seventh in three-point percentage (.418) ... also 12th in the conference (and led Dartmouth) at 11.8 points per game ... scored in double figures 15 times, topped 20 three times and 30 once ... Big Green's top scorer in eight contests ... had the fifth-most trifectas (66) among Ivy players ... had the most points, triples, assists and minutes for Dartmouth.
AS A FRESHMAN AT DARTMOUTH (2012-13): Started every game as a rookie ... one of two Big Green players to average double figures in scoring, the first for Dartmouth in four years ... led team in assists and tied for second in steals ... set school freshman record with 65 three-pointers and ranked second in the Iy League ... hit at least one trifecta in 24 of the 28 contests ... was also among the conference' top 10 in scoring (11.3 ppg, 10th) and three-point percentage (.392, 8th) ... would have been third in free throw percentage as well, but did not meet the minimum requirement.
HIGH SCHOOL: Led the state of New Jersey with 119 three-pointers while shooting at a 44 percent clip from long range during his senior season ... led team to a 27-4 record and the state finals ... averaged 18.2 points and 4.5 assists per game and finished his career with a school-record 1,978 points ... a high school teammate of fellow transfer Jaren Sina from Seton Hall ... point guard as a junior as well, helping team to 26-3 record and the state semifinals ... three-time all-conference first team, two-time all-county first team and two-time all-area first team ... third-team all-state by New Jersey Hoops as a senior ... lettered all four years at Gill St. Bernard, first for coach Dave Pasquale, then Mergen Sina as a captain in junior and season years ... NJSCA All-Star three-point contest winner ... Scholar-Athlete Award winner for Somerset County.
PERSONAL: Parents are Mark and Kathy ... has two brothers and one sister ... has a cousin, Kyle Armeny, who was a four-year letterman in baseball at Penn, leading the team in home runs in 2007 and '08.
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