GW Men's Hoops Drops 84-57 Decision at VCU
Larsen, Garino Score 10 Apiece as Colonials Three-Game Road Win Streak Ends
Feb. 16, 2013
The loss snapped a three-game road win streak for GW (11-12, 5-5 A-10), which currently sits in ninth place in the 16-team A-10 standings. The Colonials, who were making their first trip to VCU and Verizon Wireless Arena, fell to 0-4 all-time against the Rams.
Larsen finished a rebound shy of his first collegiate double-double, collecting a team-best nine rebounds while adding two steals and 5-of-9 shooting for the Colonials. Garino also made 5-of-9 shots for 10 points and added a team-high three steals.
Freshman point guard Joe McDonald chipped in nine points, but committed eight of GW's 25 turnovers, which matched a season high and led to 27 points for the Rams.
VCU (21-5, 9-2 A-10) won its fifth straight behind Juvonte Reddic's 24-point, 10-rebound double-double and 11 points apiece from Rob Brandenburg, Troy Daniels and reserve Melvin Johnson.
After taking an early 8-2 lead, GW suffered through a pair of costly field goal droughts which VCU used to build an advantage it wouldn't relinquish the rest of the night. The Rams responded with a 12-2 run during a 4:17 stretch to take the lead for good and forced a Colonials' timeout after a Brandenburg triple made it 21-14 midway through the half.
Larsen's fourth basket of the period trimmed the deficit to 28-22, but GW failed to hit a shot over the final 4:05 and VCU closed with a 14-2 spurt for a 42-24 advantage at halftime.
The Colonials got as close as 63-51 at the midway point of the second half as the Rams dealt with backcourt foul trouble and Garino sparked a 10-4 run with six of his 10 points.
However, GW would make just one field goal the rest of the way as VCU finished the game with a 21-6 run to deal the Colonials their largest loss of the season.
VCU shot 53 percent (32-60) from the floor, anchored by Reddic's 11-of-13 performance, and converted 8-of-17 from behind the arc. Conversely, GW shot just 38.9 percent (21-54), including 1-of-7 from three-point range, and made just 14-of-25 foul shots.
GW will play its 500th game inside the Charles E. Smith Center on Wednesday when it hosts Fordham at 7 p.m. The game will be televised on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Plus, streamed on RaiseHigh.tv and broadcast live on FederalNewsRadio.com and 1500/820 AM.
Watanabe Set to Participate in NBA Global Camp
NEW YORK – Yuta Watanabe is set to showcase his skills in front of top NBA personnel as one of 40 international players participating in the 2018 NBA...
Sodom Joins Men’s Basketball Team
WASHINGTON – The GW men’s basketball team has added former four-star recruit Chris Sodom to its roster, head coach Maurice Joseph announced...
Men’s Basketball to Play in Tip-Off Tournament at Mohegan Sun
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The GW men’s basketball team is set to take part in the 2018 Tip-Off Tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville,...
Littles to Play in U-18 Basketball World Cup
GW men’s basketball signee Marcus Littles will take his game international as part of a United States Select Team competing in the Albert Schweitzer...
Men's Basketball to Host Summer Camps
Men's Basketball to Host Summer Camps
Men's Basketball Taps Out vs. Saint Louis
In an ending unbefitting for the glorious career that Yuta Watanabe enjoyed at GW, the senior star was forced to watch the final eight-plus minutes from the ...
Men's Basketball Survives Test from Fordham, 78-72
WASHINGTON -- In the First Round of the Atlantic 10 Championship at Capital One Arena in downtown, DC, the George Washington men’s basketball team...
Men's Basketball Opens A-10 Tournament vs. Fordham
HOT NEAR HOME: The Colonials will look to recapture the impressive form they displayed at Capital One Arena in December, when they shot 60 percent from the...