Thursday, February 7, 2013

GW Hosts Butler, Homecoming

Brad Stevens and Butler make their first visit to Smith Center

Butler. Homecoming. Sellout. It doesn't get much better than this. Or does it? How about a free pre-game tailgate at FedEx Plaza (across from Smith Center behind Funger & Duques Halls) beginning at 11:00 AM? That's what's in store for Colonial fans this Saturday, as the 14th ranked Butler Bulldogs visit Charles E. Smith Center for a homecoming showdown with your George Washington Colonials. Tip-off for the sold-out game is 2:00 PM.

The Colonials have won four of their last five games (all in conference) including a 79-57 thumping of Duquesne (7-15, 0-8 A-10) last night. Lasan Kromah had a stellar outing, leading GW with 19 points and four steals. Fellow senior Isiah Armwood registered his sixth double-double of the season, chipping in 14 points and a team-leading 13 rebounds. GW is now 11-10 overall and a stellar 5-3 in A-10 play. Meanwhile, Butler comes in with an even better 19-4 (6-2 A-10) mark. The Bulldogs have posted impressive wins over Gonzaga, Marquette, North Carolina and top-ranked Indiana; but have two A-10 losses on the road versus La Salle and Saint Louis. Could today be number three?

Today's game will be televised live on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Plus and broadcast live on and 1500 FM/820 AM.

P.S. All fans are invited to the pre-game tailgate at FedEx Plaza: Food will be served between 11 and 1. With today's sellout, fans are encouraged to arrive early. Last but not least, GW is asking those in attendance to bring a non-perishable food item to help feed the area's hungry. Collection areas will be available at all entrances.