Saturday, December 12, 2015

Men's Basketball: George Washington 83 Rutgers 49

Tyler Cavanaugh (#34) led all players with 22 points

From our friends at GW Athletics...

GW Men's Hoops Routs Rutgers, 83-49

Cavanaugh notches a career-high 22 as Colonials improve to 9-1

After going 38 years and one day between beating Big Ten teams in the Smith Center, the GW men's basketball team (9-1) destroyed its second team from the conference in less than a week with a dominant 83-49 victory against Rutgers (4-5).

Added to the Colonials' win versus Penn State on Tuesday, GW (9-1) is now 13-4 against teams from the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Pac 12 and SEC since the start of the 2013-14 season. The Colonials’ 9-1 start this year matches the third-best in school history over the first 10 games.

Kevin Larsen (#21) led GW with 7 rebounds

Tyler Cavanaugh paved the road to the W for GW with a game-high 22 points in just 23 minutes played on a scorching 7-of-9 effort from the field, including 4-of-6 from 3pt. range, and a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line. Cavanaugh led an effort that saw GW knock down 10-of-26 3-pointers, marking the third time this season GW has reached double digit makes from beyond the arc.

Paul Jorgensen (#3) led all players with 5 assists

Paul Jorgensen joined Cavanaugh in double figures with 10 points, and he dished a game-high five assists, two of which came on back-to-back plays in the first half when he lost his defender and found Yuta Watanabe for the three-point hoop and subsequent four-point play, which Jorgensen immediately followed on GW's next possession with a bounce pass from half court to a streaking Joe McDonald to put GW up 36-15.

Yuta Watanabe (#12) scored 8 points

The Colonials assisted on 18 of 30 made field goals, while commuting just seven turnovers, and the team's 18 steals were part of 22 Rutgers' turnovers, which GW used for a 21-5 edge in points off turnovers.

Joe McDonald (#22) added 8 points & 4 rebounds

GW led from start to finish as it scored the game's first nine points and then raced out to a 21-2 edge and never looked back. Cavanaugh had 12 by halftime, when the Colonials led 46-24, and the bench played heavily in the second half. Alex Mitola knocked down a pair of 3-pointers, and Jordan Roland scored all seven of his points after halftime. In a balanced scoring effort, eight Colonials scored between four and eight points, as GW's bench accounted for 34 points in the game.

Alex Mitola (#1) scored 6 points off the bench

In what has become a trend for the Colonials, they once again made more free throws than their opponent attempted, as GW's 13-of-16 (.813) effort at the line bested Rutgers' 10 free throw tries. A 16-2 advantage both in second chance points and fast break points also factored into the decision which was never in doubt.

Patricio Garino (#13) added 5 points, 4 boards & 4 steals

Rutgers was led by Bishop Daniels, who came off the bench to score 12 points.

Bishop Daniels (#2) led Rutgers with 12 points

GW now has a week off for finals before a 1 PM home date against Saint Peter's next Saturday.

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Colonials head coach Mike Lonergan

Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan