Friday, December 16, 2016

GW runs past UCF 74-59 behind 27 from Roland; highlight and top play videos

It was a good night in Foggy Bottom: GW handled UCF ably, going up by 24 at one point to win it 74-59 and improve to 8-4. Sophomore guard Jordan Roland scored a quiet 27 points, more than any other Colonial this year, and Tyler Cavanaugh added 19.

The good guys hit 12 three pointers on 40% shooting from three and limited 7'6" Tacko Fall to 16 points and 7 boards. The team played hard, got a lot of nice steals and disrupted the Knights' game, especially limiting the ball going in to Fall. They also played smart, turning it over only 6 times.

UCF was 7-2 going into the game and in the top 70 in RPI.

GW has a couple of nice videos from the game: the top plays, including some monster dunks, and highlights from the game. Check them out.

And here's the GWSports recap.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

GW faces 7'6" Tacko Fall from UCF this Thursday

If you want to see something extraordinary, get to the Smith Center on Thursday: GW faces the University of Central Florida and their 7'6" center Tacko Fall.

Fall, who was previously recruited by GW, is a sophomore averaging 13.8 points and an absurd 13.1 rebounds, plus 23 blocks over 9 games. And he's only their third leading scorer. (However, starting PG BJ Taylor will be out for the game and most of the OOC season, so that at least helps GW a bit.)

Last year GW played UCF and Kevin Larsen and the other Colonial big men were able to use their speed against then-freshman Fall, but he seems to have improved greatly over the offseason.

Here's some video of Fall in action. Dang. It will be an interesting matchup, for sure.

 And he apparently eats 7600 calories a day.

Friday, December 9, 2016

In case you missed it: awesome interview with Tyler Cavanaugh

This is from before the season but pretty rad: Tyler Cavanaugh, GW's star big man, had a series of interviews with Politico reporter and GW alum Jake Sherman. Good stuff.

Cavanaugh is having a big season, 17.3 points per game, 7.2 board and 2.6 assists, and he had 20 in the big win over Temple.

The good guys next host Howard on Saturday at 4pm.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Fan bus to Temple game on Dec. 7: last call to RSVP!

If you want to go to Philly to check out the Temple game, here's an easy way to do it!
Dear Season Ticket Holders, 

On Wednesday, December 7th, the Colonials will travel to Philadelphia to take on the Temple Owls. As part of their membership, Colonials Club members were invited to join us for a fan-bus trip to the game and pregame tailgate. We have a limited number of seats left that I am offering to season ticket holders on a first come, first serve basis-- this is the last call to secure your seat on the bus!

The cost to join in on the fan bus fun for season ticket holders (non-club members) is $60.00. The $60 includes your transportation to and from Philadelphia, pre-game tailgate (beer, wine and food included), and game ticket.    Important details:2:00 pmBus departs from Smith Center5:00 pm: Pregame reception at Pub Webb (near campus)7:00 pm: Tip off11:30 pm (ish): Bus returns to Smith Center

If you are interested in joining us on Wednesday, please e
mail or call me directly at (202) 994-6771 

Raise High,Nicole
I believe there is a student bus too? Will update if I hear about it.
You can get college basketball tickets here.