Men's Basketball Travels to Towson Saturday at 4 p.m.
Colonials Start Stretch of Four Straight Road Games Beginning in Charm City
Dec. 11, 2009
George Washington (6-2) at Towson (2-4)
GW COACH: Karl Hobbs (Connecticut `85)
TOWSON COACH: Pat Kennedy (King's Coll. (PA) `75)
Saturday's Game: GW (6-2) faces Towson (2-4) in the first of four straight road games following a five-game homestand.
Saturday's game marks the ninth meeting between the teams but first since 2004. GW's last visit to the Towson Center was on Dec. 22, 2002 in a game won by the Colonials, 70-60.
GW is coming off a record-breaking 110-97 loss to Providence on Wednesday at Smith Center. The Friars' 110 points and 16 three-pointers both broke Smith Center records. Freshman Lasan Kromah (22 points) and senior Damian Hollis (21 points) combined for 43 points as the Colonials shot 46.9 percent and handed out a season-high 25 assists. Hollis is the reigning A-10 co-Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5.
Towson has had seven days to prepare for today game having last played on Dec. 5 in a 84-64 loss to Hofstra at home. Calvin Lee led the Tigers with 14 points and three blocks against the Pride (5-3). Towson shot 38.6 percent from the field, 78.9 percent from the line but committed 16 turnovers. The Tigers also blocked eight shots against Hofstra, three each by Lee and Robert Nwanko.
Saturday's game will be GW's third against a CAA opponent. The Colonials have defeated both UNC Wilmington and George Mason this season.
Towson has faced one other A-10 opponent this season, a 74-69 loss at Dayton, on Nov. 28.
Towson is picked to finish 8th in the 12-team CAA preseason poll.
A Closer Look at Towson: A member of the Colonial Athletic Association, Towson is picked to finish 9th in the 12-team preseason media poll. The Tigers bring a 2-4 record to today's game and are led by Calvin Lee who is averaging 13.8 points and Robert Nwankwo's 9.3 rebounding average through six games. Josh Thornton (20 3-pt. FGs) contributes 12.8 points a game while shooting 69 percent. Troy Franklin's 30 assists and 10 steals lead the squad. As a team, Towson is averaging nearly 73 points per game while shooting 44 percent from the field, 36 percent from 3-point range and 68 percent from the line. Towson has been outrebounded so far this season with a -4.8 rebounding margin and averages 14.5 turnovers per outing through its first six contests.
Next Game: GW takes nine-day break for final exams before facing East Carolina (4-5) on Thursday, Dec. 22 in a 7 p.m. game at Greenville, NC. The GW-ECU game will be broadcast live on 1500 AM and 820 AM as well as online at www.FederalNewsRadio.com.