GW Men's Hoops A-10 Win Streak Ended by La Salle, 80-71
Feb. 2, 2013
WASHINGTON - George Washington men's basketball placed four players in double figures, but La Salle countered with six double-digit scorers and the Colonials' three-game Atlantic 10 win streak was snapped by the Explorers, 80-71, at the Charles E. Smith Center on Saturday.
Senior Isaiah Armwood posted game-highs of 17 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, and sparked a late rally with back-to-back three-pointers. Freshmen starters Patricio Garino and Kevin Larsen provided 11 and 10 points, respectively, and senior Dwayne Smith added 11 in 16 minutes off the bench.
GW (10-10, 4-3 A-10) surrendered 11 three-pointers to La Salle (15-6, 5-3 A-10) and committed 15 turnovers, which the Explorers turned into 24 points, including 16 points on 10 first-half giveaways en route to a 39-30 deficit at the intermission.
The Colonials trailed by as much as 20 at 64-44 with 8:55 remaining, but stormed back behind a 21-6 run - capped by Armwood's first three-pointers of the season - to pull within 70-65 with 3:04 to play. Larsen and Kromah both scored five points to jumpstart the rally, and GW held La Salle without a field goal for more than five minutes to fight its way back into the game.
However, the Explorers answered with consecutive baskets from Tyrone Garland and Sam Mills to push the margin to nine at 74-65 with 1:40 left and the Colonials could only get as close as seven the rest of the way.
Despite being held to 2-of-14 from the floor and 1-of-8 from behind the arc, La Salle's Ramon Galloway went 10-of-10 at the foul line to finish with 15 points. Teammate D.J. Peterson also finished with 15 points on five three-pointers, including a response to Armwood's. Mills and Jerrell Wright each chipped in 12 points, and Garland and Tyreek Duren rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11 apiece.
The Colonials and Explorers will meet again this season - Wednesday, March 6 at Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia.
GW will travel to Duquesne (7-14, 0-7 A-10) on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. tilt that will be broadcast live on FederalNewsRadio.com, RaiseHigh.tv and 1500/820 AM.