GW Men's Hoops Goes for #RevRivalry Sweep Sunday Versus Mason
GW (20-7, 8-5) vs. George Mason (10-17, 3-10) | Sunday, March 2 | Charles E. Smith Center | 1 p.m. | NBCSN, NBC Sports Live Extra
Feb. 27, 2014
WHO: GW Men's Basketball (20-7, 8-5 A-10)
WHAT: 100th Season Game #28, Atlantic 10 Game #14 vs. George Mason Patriots (10-17, 3-10 A-10)
WHERE: Charles E. Smith Center (4,338), 600 22nd Street NW
Directions to Smith Center | Parking Options | Public Transportation
WHEN: Sunday, March 2 at 1:00 p.m.
HOW: Buy Tickets
TV: NBC Sports Network, NBC Sports Live Extra (Steve Schlanger, Ron Thompson)
NBCSN Channel Finder | NBC Sports Live Extra stream | Live Extra mobile app download
AUDIO: FederalNewsRadio.com, 1050 AM, Search WFED2 on tunein site & mobile app (Byron Kerr) | WRGW Sports
TWITTER: @GW_MBB | @GWGeorge | #RaiseHigh | #RevRivalry
INSTAGRAM: GW_MBB | GW_GEORGE
PROMOTION: Revolutionary Rivalry
- D.C. Young Alumni Network Pregame Reception at Tonic at 11 a.m.
- Pregame tailgate in G Street Park at 11 a.m. for all students, alumni and fans
WASHINGTON - George Washington men's basketball begins the madness of March by hosting George Mason in the Revolutionary Rivalry at the Charles E. Smith Center on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Sunday's game will be broadcast on NBCSN, but will be joined in progress after the conclusion of the English Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City. The game will be shown in its entirety on the NBC Sports Live Extra online stream and mobile app.
The Colonials enter this weekend's games tied with Richmond for fifth place in the Atlantic 10 standings with three regular season games remaining. GW is a game back of third place VCU and UMass, and two games behind second place Saint Joseph's, which GW hosts for Senior Night at the Smith Center on Wednesday, March 5. The top four teams in the final regular season standings will earn a bye through to the A-10 Championship quarterfinals at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
GW is 12-1 at home in the Smith Center this season with an average scoring margin of +16.8 points. The Colonials have averaged 79.0 points on 50.1 percent shooting over the 13 games, while limiting their opponents to 62.2 points on 39.5 percent shooting. A 13th home win would mark the second-most in a single season since the facility opened in 1975, trailing only a perfect 15-0 mark during the banner 2005-06 season.
With a victory, GW would sweep the men's basketball series with Mason and pull the Colonials even at 6-6 in the overall team standings of the inaugural Revolutionary Rivalry, an annual competition between the new A-10 rivals separated by less than 20 miles. Visit GWsports.com/rivalry for more information, schedule and standings, and use #RevRivalry to join the battle for the Tri-Corner Hat Trophy on social media.
The Colonials took a 5-4 edge in the #RevRivalry series with a 75-69 victory over the Patriots in the first men's basketball meeting on Jan. 25. Sophomores Joe McDonald and Kevin Larsen led GW with 14 points apiece, senior Isaiah Armwood added 12 points and graduate student Maurice Creek and sophomore Patricio Garino both scored 11 points. Creek dished out a career-high seven assists and McDonald added five as the Colonials assisted on 20-of-29 field goals for the game.
Behind the trio of McDonald, Armwood and Creek, GW shot a scorching 67 percent (18-27) in the second half to erase a 30-29 halftime deficit. McDonald scored all 14 of his points in the second half, while Armwood added 10 and Creek totaled nine points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals over the final 20 minutes.
The Colonials hold an 11-2 advantage in the series against the Patriots that dates back to 1975. GW has won all nine previous meetings at the Charles E. Smith Center, most recently a 66-49 rout of Mason in December 2009.
GW is coming off a 66-59 loss at league unbeaten No. 10 Saint Louis on Saturday, but the team still holds a 9-7 record against RPI Top 100 opponents this season. McDonald matched his career-high with 21 points against the Billikens, Larsen added his fifth double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Garino chipped in 11 points for his ninth consecutive double-digit scoring game.
George Mason improved to 10-17 overall, 3-10 in the league and won its first A-10 home game with a 69-60 victory over Richmond at the Patriot Center on Wednesday. Mason shot 59 percent and limited UR to 24 percent in the first half to build a 37-16 halftime lead, then withstood the Spiders closing within five, 55-50, with five minutes to play. The Patriots are paced by the backcourt duo of Sherrod Wright and Bryon Allen, who average 15.7 and 15.6 points, respectively.
Men's Basketball Hands Out Awards at Team Banquet
In addition to everything he does for the team defensively, Watanabe has turned in his finest season offensively, leading the team in scoring, three-point...
Men's Basketball Falls Short at Dayton, 88-78
DAYTON, Ohio -- On Saturday afternoon at UD Arena, the GW men’s basketball team and Dayton Flyers entered their matchup with identical conference...
A Fitting End
Yuta Watanabe figured he’d shed a few tears on Senior Night, but the GW guard believed he’d be able to fend them off until the postgame locker...
Watanabe Makes Senior Night His Night in GW Win
WASHINGTON -- It was Senior Night on Wednesday at the Charles E. Smith Center and with all due respect to grad transfers Patrick Steeves and Bo Zeigler,...
United by Hoops
Visitors to the on-campus apartment shared by GW seniors Jack Granger, Patrick Steeves, Yuta Watanabe and Bo Zeigler, are greeted by the Stars and Stripes...
Men's Basketball Falls at Saint Louis, 62-53
SAINT LOUIS -- After finding its footing offensively in a recent five-game stretch that had produced four victories and an average of 82.2 points per game,...
Men's Basketball Visits Saint Louis
TIPPING OFF: The streaking GW men’s basketball team looks to continue its hot streak as it heads on the road for a Saturday evening contest at Saint...
GW Fans Applaud Big Win Over Richmond
In a 103-77 win over Richmond, GW fans took to social media to express their delight as GW shot 68.9 percent and dished out a season-high 30 assists....