GW Men's Hoops Visits St. Bonaventure on Saturday Night
arv/arv GW (14-3, 2-1) at St. Bonaventure (11-6, 1-2) | Saturday, Jan. 18 | Reilly Center | 7 p.m.
Jan. 17, 2014
WHO: GW Men's Basketball (14-3, 2-1)
WHAT: 100th Season Game #18, Atlantic 10 Game #4 at St. Bonaventure Bonnies (11-6, 1-2)
WHERE: Reilly Center (5,480)
3261 W State Rd, St Bonaventure, NY 14778 | Directions
WHEN: Saturday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m.
HOW: Buy Tickets
VIDEO: FREE on A-10 Digital Network via St. Bonaventure Athletics
AUDIO: RaiseHigh Live, FederalNewsRadio.com, 1500 AM (Byron Kerr) | WRGW Sports
STATS: via St. Bonaventure Athletics
TWITTER: @GW_MBB | #RaiseHigh
WASHINGTON - GW men's basketball travels to Western New York to face the St. Bonaventure Bonnies in an Atlantic 10 clash on Saturday at 7 p.m. The contest is the nightcap of a weekend doubleheader at the Reilly Center and will be video streamed for free on the A-10 Digital Network via St. Bonaventure Athletics.
GW will aim for its first conference road victory after picking up its first two league wins at home over Rhode Island (W, 69-56) and A-10 preseason favorite VCU (W, 76-66) within the past week. The Colonials got career-best scoring nights from sophomores Patricio Garino and Kevin Larsen to knock off the VCU Rams, while senior Isaiah Armwood matched his career-high with 14 rebounds and added 11 points for his third straight double-double.
The combination of Armwood, Garino and Larsen has proven to be particularly effective for the Colonials at the start of league play. The trio has combined to average 46.0 points on 58 percent shooting and 25.3 rebounds in the three A-10 games: Armwood - 12.0 ppg, 42.9% FG, 12.0 rpg; Garino - 18.0 ppg, 66.7% FG, 5.0 rpg; Larsen - 16.0 ppg, 64.5% FG, 8.3 rpg.
With Garino's recent surge, the Colonials now boast five players averaging in double figures in scoring (Maurice Creek - 14.1 ppg, Kethan Savage - 13.2 ppg, Armwood - 11.3 ppg, Larsen - 11.2 ppg, Garino - 10.1 ppg).
Saturday's contest will be the 57th all-time meeting in the series, and 55th since becoming A-10 rivals for the 1979-80 season. GW won the most recent meeting, as well as eight of the last 10 and 25 of the last 32, for a 32-24 advantage against St. Bonaventure.
The Colonials dropped a 66-56 decision to the eventual A-10 champion Bonnies in their last trip to the Reilly Center in January 2012, but avenged that loss with a 78-59 victory at the Smith Center last season. GW led by as much as 23 and put four players in double figures, led by Isaiah Armwood's 11-point, 14-rebound double-double in last year's triumph over SBU.
St.Bonaventure will put its perfect 7-0 home record on the line and look to give Coach Mark Schmidt his 100th win at the school on Saturday after a week on the road in which it dropped a pair of close games to nationally ranked No. 19 Massachusetts (L, 73-68) and No. 24 Saint Louis (L, 66-60). Similar to the Colonials, the Bonnies utilize a balanced offense in which seven players average more than 8.0 points per game. Matthew Wright leads a trio in double figures with 16.0 points per game, followed by Charlon Kloof (12.2 ppg) and Andell Cumberbatch (10.5 ppg).
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