Women's Hoops Visits George Mason on Wednesday for #RevRivalry Rematch
Colonials aiming for third straight win and season sweep over the Patriots
TIPPING OFF: The George Washington women's basketball team will play the second game of a two-game road swing on Wednesday night when it visits Revolutionary Rival George Mason for a 7:00 p.m. tip at EagleBank Arena.
AT STAKE: GW is aiming for its third consecutive win and a season sweep against George Mason. The Colonials knocked off the Patriots, 62-52, on January 7 behind a career-high 28 points from senior Brianna Cummings.
REV RIVALRY: GW leads the 2017-18 installment of the Revolutionary Rivalry by an 8-1 margin entering the game. A win by the Colonials on Wednesday would clinch the series for this calendar year and give the GW Athletic Department its fourth outright Tri-Corner Hat Trophy since the series' inception in 2013-14 (GW and GMU tied the series in 2014-15).
LAST TIME OUT: Four players finished in double figures and the defense came up with a big fourth-quarter stop down the stretch as the Colonials dispatched St. Bonaventure in a 63-56 road victory on Sunday.
Cummings led the Colonials with a team-high 21 points (8-of-16 FG, 5-of-7 FT) and was joined in double figures by junior Kelsi Mahoney (12 points), senior Kelli Prange (10 points) and senior Camila Tapias (10 points).
TWENTY FOR BRI: Cummings' 21-point effort marked the fifth time this season the senior has scored 20 or more points in a game. The senior guard is enjoying a career year, averaging 14.8 points per game, and ranks ninth in the A-10 with an average of 17.1 points per game in conference contests.
PROTECT AND SERVE: GW committed a season-low five turnovers on Sunday against St. Bonaventure to improve its league-leading average to just 11.8 per contest, a number that ranks ninth overall in the NCAA. In turn, the number has improved GW's assist-to-turnover ratio to 1.15, a value that ranks second in the A-10 and 40th in the nation.
MANIC MAHONEY: Mahoney had a huge fourth quarter for the Colonials, finishing with five points and a block in the stanza, and keying a game-changing sequence in crunch time.
With GW clinging to a three-point lead late in the game, Mahoney swatted a shot attempt by the Bonnies and hit a layup on the ensuing offensive possession to stretch GW's lead to five points. The Bonnies got back within three points but Mahoney answered with a clutch three pointer to push the lead back to six. Moments later, Mahoney deflected a ball that led to a steal and transition jumper by Cummings that put the game out of reach.
SERIES HISTORY: GW has won 11 consecutive games against George Mason dating back to the 2011-12 season and holds an all-time record of 22-8 against the Patriots. GW is 7-6 in games played on the road.
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