GW Men's Hoops Hosts Fordham in 500th Game at Smith Center
GW (11-12, 5-5 A-10) vs. Fordham (6-20, 2-9 A-10) | Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 | Charles E. Smith Center | 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 19, 2013
WHO: GW Men's Basketball (11-12, 5-5 Atlantic 10)
WHAT: Game #24, Atlantic 10 Game #119 vs. Fordham Rams (6-20, 2-9 A-10)
WHERE: Charles E. Smith Center (4,338), 600 22nd Street NW
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WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7:00 p.m.
HOW: Buy Tickets
TV: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Plus (Byron Kerr, Dave Johnson, Kellie Cowan)
CSNMA Plus Channel Finder | Tape Delay on YES Network at 11:00 p.m.
AUDIO: FederalNewsRadio.com, 1500/820 AM (George Wallace) | WRGW Sports
TWITTER: @GW_MBB | @GWGeorge | #RaiseHigh
PROMOTIONS: Game presented by The Meltzer Group
Student-Athlete Academic Dean's List Recognition & Professor of the Year Presentation
WASHINGTON - George Washington men's basketball plays its 500th all-time game at the Charles E. Smith Center on Wednesday when it hosts the Fordham Rams at 7:00 p.m.
The contest will be televised live on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Plus and will also air on tape delay on the YES Network at approximately 11:00 p.m. At halftime, first-year GW baseball head coach Gregg Ritchie will be interviewed to preview the Colonials' upcoming 2013 campaign and their first season at fully renovated Barcroft Park.
The Smith Center is in its 38th season as the home of the Colonials. GW carries a 345-154 all-time record (.691) in the building into Wednesday's game against the Rams. The facility opened with a 113-84 victory over St. Leo on Dec. 1, 1975 and recently underwent a $43 million renovation that was completed prior to the 2010-11 season.
GW has dropped its last two games and three of its last four during a stretch in which it has faced three of the Atlantic 10's top four teams in La Salle, Butler and VCU. The Colonials saw a three-game road win streak end on Saturday with an 84-57 loss in their first-ever visit to A-10 leader VCU. Freshmen Kevin Larsen and Patricio Garino led the way with 10 points apiece, with Larsen narrowly missing his first collegiate double-double by adding nine rebounds. GW committed a season-high tying 25 turnovers which led to 27 points for VCU.
GW fell, 63-58, to Fordham at Rose Hill Gym in the Bronx last season. Despite the loss, the Colonials still maintain a 19-6 edge in the all-time series against the Rams, including a perfect 9-0 mark at home. GW has won all eight meetings at the Smith Center by double digits dating back to an 86-66 triumph over visiting Fordham in January 1997.
Coach Mike Lonergan enters Wednesday's game two wins shy of 400 career victories (398-189) in his 20th season as a head coach. Lonergan trails only Temple's Fran Dunphy (461) and La Salle's Dr. John Giannini (434) as the A-10's winningest head coaches.
Fordham, which has lost six straight games, dropped to 2-9 in the A-10 after Saturday's 68-63 loss to No. 11 Butler at Rose Hill Gym in the Bronx. Forward Chris Gaston returned from a seven-game absence due to injury to score a team-high 21 points in 27 minutes off the bench, but it wasn't enough to upset the Bulldogs.
Guard Branden Frazier paces the Rams and ranks 11th in the A-10 in scoring at 14.6 points per game, while Gaston follows close behind with 14.5 points per game and a team-best 7.9 rebounds an outing. Frazier is also second in the league with 5.2 assists per game. Gaston, a preseason First Team All-Atlantic 10 selection, has appeared in just 13 games overall and four A-10 contests due to knee surgery in November. He ranks inside Fordham's all-time top 10 in both points (1,617) and rebounds (1,014).
While the Rams (37.8) trail only the Colonials (38.0) in the A-10 in rebounding, they rank last in the league and 335th nationally in scoring defense having allowed an average of 76.3 points per game. Fordham also trails only A-10 leader VCU in total field goal attempts (1499 FGA), but is last in the league in field goal percentage (40.6 percent) while averaging 65.2 points per game.
Fordham has lost all 13 of its road games this season and 62 of its last 65 true road contests dating back to the 2008-09 season. The Rams have also dropped 34 straight A-10 road games dating to January 2009.
GW will play three of its final five games of the regular season on the road beginning on Saturday at Saint Joseph's. The game will be televised on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Plus and CSN Philly, and will be broadcast on FederalNewsRadio.com, RaiseHigh.tv and 1500/820 AM.
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