Men's Basketball Closes Road Slate Wednesday at Fordham
Colonials and Rams set for 7pm tip
|George Washington (16-13, 8-8 A-10) vs. Fordham (13-16, 7-9 A-10)|
|Date, Time||Wednesday, March 1 | 7:00 p.m. ET|
|Location||Rose Hill Gym | Bronx, NY|
|Coverage||A-10 Network | AM 1050, TuneIn, WFED.com|
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TIPPING OFF: After winning three games in a row, GW looks to establish its longest winning streak of the season and move a game above .500 in conference play as it takes on Fordham at 7pm Wednesday night in Bronx, NY.
LAST TIME OUT: Tyler Cavanaugh led four Colonials in double figure scoring with 22, while Yuta Watanabe added a season-high tying 18 as GW pulled away late from George Mason to win 83-74. Jaren Sina added 16 and Matt Hart came off the bench to score 11 on 3-of-3 shooting from three-point range, as GW hit 8-of-20 treys in the game.
ABOUT FORDHAM: The Rams had a three-game winning streak, which included a road victory at Rhode Island, snapped on Saturday in a 70-48 loss to Richmond. Fordham owns a 13-16 overall record with a 7-9 mark in the conference and leads the league in steals (9.9/game) while ranking fourth in scoring defense (67.3 ppg). Graduate student guard Javontae Hawkins is tops on the team in scoring at 13.7 points per game.
SERIES HISTORY: GW, which has won the last five meetings in a row, leads the all-time series 24-6 and has a 10-4 advantage at Fordham. Last year, Cavanaugh scored a game-high 21 points to go along with 10 boards as GW took a 69-63 victory in the Smith Center.
SCORING SURGE: The Colonials have hit their stride offensively in the current three-game winning streak, averaging 81.0 points and shooting .464 from the field including .450 from three. Included in that stretch is a season-best .534 shooting performance against Massachusetts, and a 17-to-5 assists to turnover ratio vs. George Mason which is also a season best.
MR. CONSISTENT: Cavanaugh has scored in double figures in 12 straight games and 65 of 67 in his career as a Colonial. GW's leading scorer and rebounder has elevated his play to new heights over the last 10 games, averaging 20.5 points and 9.1 boards in that stretch. In conference play, he ranks fifth in rebounding (8.5 rpg) and sixth in scoring (17.9 ppg). Additionally, Cavanaugh is one of three A-10 players with at least 12 20-point games and 10 double-doubles. Marquise Moore of George Mason has 17 double-doubles and 10 20-point games, while T.J. Cline of Richmond also has 10 double-doubles and 12 20-point games.
BOMBS AWAY: The Colonials have been the most accurate three-point shooting team in the conference during league play, connecting at a .398 clip, while their 8.4 three-pointers per game ranks second behind Davidson (8.8). Three Colonials are above 40 percent: Hart (.448, 13-29), Jordan Roland (.422, 19-45) and Cavanaugh (.405, 30-74). Sina (.397, 31-78) and Jair Bolden (.372, 16-43) have also shot it well. GW has hit double-digit threes seven times in conference play and 10 times this season.
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