The George Washington University: Men's Basketball

Colonials Knock Off Fordham, 70-59, in A-10 Opener

Maureece Rice scored 17 points Wednesday night as the Colonials won their 20th straight home game.
 
Maureece Rice scored 17 points Wednesday night as the Colonials won their 20th straight home game.
 

Jan. 3, 2007

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Maureece Rice had 17 points and six rebounds and Regis Koundjia added 10 points to lead George Washington past Fordham 70-59 on Wednesday in the Atlantic 10 opener for both teams.

George Washington (9-3, 1-0) won its 20th straight home game, and coach Karl Hobbs, in his sixth season, won his 100th game for the Colonials.

Junior Marcus Stout had 15 points for Fordham (7-6, 0-1) to give him 1,001 in his career. Stout reached the 1,000-point mark on a layup with 4:42 left in the game, but by then the Colonials led 60-48.

George Washington made just 13 of 26 free throws in the first half, but still led 33-25 as Fordham made 12 turnovers and missed all 10 of its 3-point tries.

The Colonials pulled away after halftime. Rob Diggs' dunk off a long outlet pass gave them a 58-42 lead with 8:05 remaining, and Fordham never threatened down the stretch.

Fordham coach Dereck Whittenburg, a Washington native, is now 0-6 lifetime against George Washington.

Washington Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, whose inauguration was Wednesday, got a standing ovation as he took a seat in the third row midway through the first half.


 

 

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