Late Night Hoops: Men's Basketball Hosts St. Bonaventure Thursday at 9 p.m.
Game to be Televised by CBS College Sports
Feb. 18, 2009
St. Bonaventure (13-11, 4-7) at George Washington (7-15, 1-9)
GW COACH: Karl Hobbs (Connecticut `85)
SBU COACH: Mark Schmidt (Boston Coll. `86)
Thursday's Game: GW (7-15, 1-9) hosts St. Bonaventure (13-11, 4-7) in the only meeting this season. The Colonials have dropped two straight following a victory over Fordham Feb. 7.
GW is 5-4 at home this season while St. Bonaventure is 7-3 on the road.
GW has won the last five meetings and 10 of the last 12.
GW has won the last five meetings with the Bonnies by an average score of 87-70.
GW is 19-5 (.792) against the Bonnies at Smith Center.
SBU's last victory over GW was on Feb. 26, 2003 (94-89) in overtime at the Reilly Center.
GW's last loss to SBU at Smith Center was 20 years ago on Feb. 11, 1989 (60-55).
GW is coming off a 69-51 loss to Charlotte Saturday in North Carolina. Damian Hollis led GW with 16 points and eight rebounds. The Colonials shot 35 percent from the field and outscored the 49ers, 34-32 in the second half, but committed 14 turnovers and trailed by 20 (37-17) at halftime. GW has dropped 13 of its last 14 games.
St. Bonaventure is coming off an 83-75 victory over Massachusetts Saturday at the Reilly Center. Maurice Thomas and Chris Matthews each scored a team-high 18 points while Jonathan Hall had a double-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds. SBU shot 47 percent from the field and had nine steals. The Bonnies have won two of their last three but have lost five of their last seven.
A Closer Look at St. Bonaventure: The Bonnies enter play Thursday with a 13-11 overall record, 4-7 A-10 under second-year coach Mark Schmidt. The Bonnies are one of the best road teams in the A-10 with a 7-3 mark away from Olean. St. Bonaventure has three players averaging double figure points, led by 6-9 freshman F Andrew Nicholson's 13.4 ppg and junior G Jonathan Hall's 13.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Chris Matthews has hit 66 three-pointers at a 34 percent clip. Nicholson is a six-time A-10 Rookie of the Week. For the season, SBU is shooting 45.4 percent from the field, averages 72 points a game and is outrebounding its opponents by 4.5 caroms a game.
Next Game: GW travels to Cincinnati to face No. 16/17 Xavier on Sunday, Feb. 22 for a locally televised game at 1:00 p.m. on FoxSports Ohio. The game will be broadcast live on 1050 AM and via the Internet at FederalNewsRadio.com and GWsports.com.