Colonials finish the season with a 20-15 record after 80-71 loss at UIC
Colonials and Flames set for 8 p.m. ET tip on Monday in Chicago
Cavanaugh scores 29; GW to face Stony Brook or Illinois-Chicago on Monday
Cavanaugh named to the All-Conference Second Team
He averaged 25.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in leading GW to a pair of wins
George Washington vs. VCU 2/8/17
Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Richmond.
Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Duquesne.
Dec. 30, 2016
Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Miami.
AS A GRADUATE STUDENT AT GW (2016-2017): Has started all 34 games ... leads the team in points (18.1), rebounds (8.4), FTs made (167) and attempted (195) ... second on the team with 71 assists ... has 12 double-doubles ... has 16, 20-point games this season and 27 in his career ... scored in double figures in 69 of 72 games as a Colonial ... named to the A-10 All-Conference Second Team and All-Academic Team ... tallied 30 points on a 9-of-16 shooting (a career-high tying 6-of-8 from long range) vs. Dayton (3/4) ... earned player of the week honors after averaging 25 points and 9.0 rebounds on .593 shooting from the field vs. Fordham and Dayton ... had his 13th 20-point game and 11th double-double of the season in a 20-point, 10-rebound effort at Fordham (3/1) ... earned player of the week honors on 2/13 after averaging 23 points and 13.5 rebounds vs. VCU and St. Bonaventure ... had his third straight double-double vs. St. Bonaventure (2/11), scoring a career-high 33 points, going 13-14 from the line, and grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds ... matched a career-high 17 rebounds and scored 13 points vs. VCU (2/8) ... also matched a career-high three steals ... scored 12 of GW’s 14 points in the final 10 minutes of play, including a pair of threes, a 7-of-7 performance from the free throw line, and the game-winning three-pointer to give the Colonials a 66-63 at Temple (12/7).
AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR AT GW (2015-16): A second team All-A-10 and NABC All-District selection and All-Academic Team choice ... the NIT Most Outstanding Player ... started all 38 games and led the team in scoring (16.8 ppg) while ranking second in rebounding (7.6), FG% (.505) and 3PT FG% (.417) ... ranked 9th in the A-10 in FT% (.827); 8th in rebounding, 13th in scoring, 11th in FG% and fifth in 3PT FG% ... the only Colonial to score in double figures every game ... more than doubled his career averages at Wake Forest in scoring (7.0 to 16.8) and rebounding (3.2 to 7.6) ... had nine 20-point performances and one 30-point performance (vs. Duquesne) ... had 11 double-doubles ... recorded a career-high 17 rebounds in the season-opener vs. Lafayette, the most by any Colonial this season ... also had 15 points for his first career double-double ... became the first Colonial to reach the 30-point plateau since Damian Hollis vs. VCU (3/16/10) when he poured in 30 vs. Duquesne (1/9), hitting 11-16 shots and 6-10 from 3PT, while adding 10 boards for a double-double ... hit a career-high 13 free throws on 15 attempts to finish with a game-high 26 at UMass (1/12) ... hit 4-of-7 three-pointers and 7-of-10 shots overall for a team-high 18 at Dayton (1/15) ... turned in his fifth double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds vs. Rhode Island ... recorded a second straight double-double with 16 points and 14 boards vs. Richmond (1/28) ... led the team with 17 points vs. Saint Joseph's (2/10) ... scored a game-high 22 points vs. La Salle (2/21) ... had a double-double with 13 & 11 at Richmond (2/24) ... scored a game-high 19 vs. VCU (2/27) ... had a double-double with 16&10 vs. George Mason (3/1), hitting 3-of-4 from three ... turned in a 20-point, 11-rebound outing on 7-of-11 shooting vs. Hofstra in the NIT First Round (3/16) ... scored a team-high 22 points and had a game-high 12 rebounds at Monmouth (3/21) for his second straight double-double ... had a game-high 23 points while hitting 4 of 5 threes vs. Florida (3/23) ... recorded his third double-double in four NIT games with 20 points and 11 boards vs. San Diego State ... had 12 points and six rebounds in the championship game vs. Valparaiso ... named Most Outstanding Player after averaging 19.4 points and 9.0 rebounds in five games ... he also shot .500 (11-22) from 3-point range and had three double-doubles in the tournament.
AS A JUNIOR AT GW (2014-15): Sat out the season per NCAA requirements after transferring from Wake Forest. Has two years of eligibility remaining.
AT WAKE FOREST (2012-14): In two seasons with the Demon Deacons, Cavanaugh averaged 7.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 19.0 minutes while playing all 64 games. As a sophomore in 2013-14, he started 22 of 33 games and posted averages of 8.8 points on 42 percent shooting and 3.9 rebounds to help the Demon Deacons finish with a winning record for the first time in four seasons at 17-16. Cavanaugh reached double-figure scoring 14 times in 2013-14 highlighted by a career-high 20 points along with six rebounds in an upset of No. 4 ranked Duke on March 5, 2014. In his freshman season in 2012-13, Cavanaugh provided 5.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 16.7 minutes per game while earning ACC All-Academic Team honors and recognition on Wake Forest's Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Helped Jamesville-DeWitt High School outside of Syracuse to three straight New York State Class A titles from 2009-11 and a state semifinal appearance in 2012. He averaged 19.3 points as a senior in 2012 to earn First Team All-State honors and was a finalist for New York's Mr. Basketball award won by former Red Rams teammate and current Syracuse forward DaJuan Coleman.
PERSONAL: Given name is Tyler Robert Cavanaugh ... Son of John and Marie Cavanaugh ... Father played basketball at Hamilton College (N.Y.) and professionally overseas ... Born Feb. 9, 1994 in Syracuse, N.Y. ... Has two younger sisters, Kayleigh and Julia ... Wore No. 34 at Jamesville-Dewitt.
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