Sunday, November 22, 2015

Men's Basketball: George Washington 92 Army 81

Kevin Larsen (#21) led GW with 21 points

From our friends at GW Athletics...

GW Men's Hoops Improves to 4-0 with 92-81 Win Over Army

Larsen leads Colonials with 21 points as Colonials shoot 50-percent from field

In its first home contest since downing #6 Virginia on Monday, the George Washington men's basketball team (4-0) fought off an Army squad (3-1) that wouldn't go quietly.

Kevin Larsen led five Colonials in double figures in scoring with 21 points on an 8-for-11 night from the floor, while Matt Hart's best performance in a GW uniform netted 17.

Matt Hart (#30) exploded for 17 points in just 12 minutes

After leading throughout the first half and taking a 46-35 lead into the locker room at halftime, GW saw Army pull ahead at 50-49 early in second half. Army led 53-51 at the 13:48 mark of the second half, but the Colonials had the Black Knights in foul trouble for much of the second stanza and buried 18-of-23 second half free throws to put the game away at the line.

Tyler Cavanaugh led the Colonials with 9 rebounds

Patricio Garino racked up another 18-point performance for GW and contributed team-bests of three steals and two blocks while knocking down another three-pointer in his 6-of-11 effort from the field, and Tyler Cavanaugh (11 points, team-high nine rounds) and Joe McDonald (10 points, seven rebounds, team-high four assists) rounded out the Colonials' double-digit scorers.

Joe McDonald (#22) led GW with 4 assists

Army's Tanner Plomb registered a big double-double with game-highs of 27 points and 12 rebounds in 31 minutes of action. Plomb hit four of Army's 12 triples in the game.

Army's Tanner Plomb led all players with 27 points & 12 rebounds

GW used a 40-20 edge in the paint and 12 points on the fast break to shoot an efficient 31-of-61 (.508) for the game.

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Next up in the Colonials' prelude to the weekend's Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn is a Tuesday late-morning date with Gardner-Webb at 11 AM at the Smith Center.

Click here for tonight's box score.