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Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 12:11 a.m.

Preview: Men’s basketball vs. Davidson

What: Men’s basketball (17-8, 7-5 A-10) vs. Davidson (17-6, 8-4 A-10)
When: Feb. 18, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Where: Smith Center

Following their first loss at home in nearly a year in a 79-66 loss to VCU on Saturday, the Colonials will try to turn things around Wednesday night when they host Atlantic 10 newcomer Davidson.

The high-scoring Wildcats sit one spot ahead of GW at fifth place in the conference. The teams will meet Wednesday for the first of two games in 10 days. GW has lost four of its last five and will look to snap a two-game skid, while Davidson will roll in riding a three-game win streak.

With head coach Mike Lonergan considering line-up changes to get GW out of its recent slump and the top spots in the A-10 still up for grabs, both the Colonials and the Wildcats will be hungry for a win.

The case for Davidson:
Despite low scoring league-wide this year, Davidson has the fourth-highest-scoring offense in nation. Leading the A-10 with an average of 81.3 points per game to GW’s 67.4, the Wildcats will present the Colonials’ defense with an even tougher test than VCU.

Senior guard Tyler Kalinoski leads the Wildcats averaging 16.5 points per game and a 43.4 percent clip from three. Junior guards Brian Sullivan and Jordan Barham follow Kalinoski, and the three combined for 83 points in Davidson’s last two wins.

Davidson is also averaging an A-10 best 40.2 percent three-point shooting percentage and 17.3 assists per game, sixth-most in the country. Defensively, GW may have an edge, but the Wildcats are currently out-rebounding the Colonials on the defensive boards 25.5 to 24.5.

The case for GW:
While the Colonials’ defense conceded a whopping 157 points in the last two losses, the team is still allowing an average of 61.1 points per game, fourth-best in the A-10 and 65th in the country.

Davidson will also most likely be without sophomore Jack Gibbs, who suffered a slight meniscus tear during a loss to Richmond last month. Gibbs was averaging 15.8 points per game and a team-high 4.9 assists before he was injured.

GW is averaging 36.9 offensive rebounds to Davidson’s 36.3, but will also need smart ball movement and efficient shooting to hold serve with the Wildcats’ 47.5 percent field goal shooting percentage.

After a demoralizing stretch for GW, it will be interesting to see how Lonergan shakes things up with the starting five and if it works. If not, the Colonials will have one more chance when they travel to Davidson for a rematch on Feb. 28.

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Junior Jonquel Jones drives through defenders in a game earlier this season against Virginia Union. File Photo by Dan Rich | Hatchet Photographer

Jonquel Jones drives through defenders in a game against Virginia Union. File Photo by Dan Rich | Hatchet Photographer

Junior forward Jonquel Jones earned the Atlantic 10 women’s basketball Player of the Week title for the second time this season, the league announced Monday.

Jones received the honor after a 70-52 win against Saint Mary’s on Sunday, where she recorded her fourth double-double of the season to lead GW with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Last Monday, in a 63-44 victory over Memphis, the 6-foot-4 junior also guided her team with an impressive 15 points and 14 rebounds while averaging 2.5 assists and two blocks on the week.

The Freeport, Bahamas native is averaging 15.3 points and 10.5 rebounds, two team bests that helped her land on the Naismith Trophy preseason watch list on Dec. 10. She is the first Colonial to appear on the list since Kimberly Beck in 2007-08.

Beck and Jessica Adair were the last two Colonials to earn multiple awards in a single season in 2006-07. Monday’s announcement also marks Jones’ third award of her career.

Jones’ first A-10 Player of the Week award of the season came on Dec. 1 after she guided her team to the Junkanoo Jam Freeport Division title.

She will look to extend the Colonials’ seven-game winning streak on Sunday when GW (9-2) travels to Loyola for a 2 p.m. matchup.

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Women's volleyball celebrates against Rhode Island earlier this season. Hatchet File Photo

The volleyball team celebrates during a match against Rhode Island earlier this season. Hatchet File Photo

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Alex Kist.

The volleyball team earned a big non-conference win Wednesday against American, knocking off the Eagles in a five-set dogfight.

The win snapped the Eagles’ 14-match win streak, and was an important victory for a Colonials team that dropped a close five-set thriller to Duquesne on Sunday. American’s No. 74 RPI ranking entering the week is higher than any team in the Atlantic 10 conference.

“We knew going into this match that this was going to be a big one for us,” head coach Amanda Ault said. “[American is] an extremely good team and we knew that they are at the top of their conference year after year.”

The teams battled back and forth in the match’s first four sets, with GW responding to American (18-5, 9-0 Patriot League) after the Eagles took a lead in the first and third sets of the match.

In the third set, the Colonials scored just 13 points and hit -.071 percent. Ault said GW allowed the Eagles to go on runs, which equated to American taking a lead that grew as big as 12 points. But GW was able to regroup and earn a game-saving fourth-set win to force a fifth, decisive set.

“I am glad the girls had amnesia after the set, forgot about it and got right back to playing our game in the fourth,” Ault said.

The fifth and final set went down to the wire, with both teams working to minimize errors and read the floor. After GW got out to an early 3-2 lead, back-and-forth play between the two teams would bring the game to an 8-5 Colonials advantage. It was an error-prone serve-receive set for the Eagles, which contributed to GW winning the set 15-13 and cementing the come-from-behind upset.

“Serve-receive was critical, and we spent a lot of time during practice working on it,” Ault said. “Going into this match, we knew they are a really tough serving team and would put it on us, and we needed to be to take care of that first contact.”

The Colonials produced the very performance they needed after recent losses, where they had non-characteristic performances.

Sophomore Chidima Osuchukwu led the team with a game-high 20 kills on the night. She battled through an Eagles defense that entered the match ranked eighth in the nation in opponent hitting percentage and quickly adjusted to her play early on.

“She kind of got into running one thing and they were able to minimize her,” Ault said. “But then she started to move around and do stuff behind and move away from the setter and it really opened her up for the remainder of the sets. That’s a credit to Chi Chi for being able to change and adapt during a match.”

Senior Kelsey Newman tallied 16 kills of her own, while junior setter Jordan Timmer posted a game-high 49 assists.

Defensively, the Colonials out-blocked the Eagles 11-8. American won the digs battle 73-68, but GW junior libero Maddy Doyle led all players with a game-high 20 digs. She was one of three Colonials to earn double figures in digs.

GW returns to conference play Friday when they host George Mason.

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Patricio Garino, Kevin Larsen and Joe McDonald celebrate in GW's win in the A-10 quarterfinals | Hatchet File Photo

Patricio Garino, Kevin Larsen and Joe McDonald celebrate during GW’s win in the A-10 quarterfinals last season. Hatchet File Photo

This post was written by contributing editor Mark Eisenhauer.

It’s prediction time for men’s basketball.

Sports Illustrated was the latest to release its annual preseason predictions, projecting the men’s basketball team to finish fourth in the Atlantic 10 conference behind Virginia Commonwealth, Dayton and Massachusetts.

The Colonials will finish the season with a conference record of 11-7, according to the predictions, which were released Wednesday.

Using a statistical projection system, Sports Illustrated also predicted that juniors Kethan Savage, Patricio Garino, Kevin Larsen and Joe McDonald would lead the team in scoring, in that order. Savage’s projected 14.2 points per game places him at No. 72 in the nation.

Garino, who averaged 12.1 points per game last year, is projected to improve his average to 12.3. Larsen is projected to score 11.5, just 0.1 points better than his average last season. Following an offseason hip surgery, McDonald is expected to average 8.7 points and four assists per game.

The Colonials’ top scorers would be rounded out by sophomore Nick Griffin, projected to score 6.9 points per game, followed by freshmen Yuta Watanabe and Matt Cimino with 5.5 and 5.3 points, respectively.

Sports Illustrated’s projections follow a slew of other preseason lists released in recent months, and many favorably rank the Colonials for the upcoming season.

Matt Norlander of CBS Sports sees GW finishing third in the conference. In his conference preview, Norlander also projected Savage to be a top A-10 guard, placing him on the preseason All-Atlantic 10 Team.

Five other CBS Sports college hoops experts also weighed in with their projected A-10 conference rankings. Chip Patterson, Jerry Palm and Jon Rothstein each have the Colonials finishing second over Dayton and behind VCU, while Gary Parrish has GW finishing third and Doug Gottlieb slates GW to finish fifth.

Beyond the A-10 rankings and regular season standings, USA Today Sports’ Scott Gleeson placed the Colonials in the NCAA tournament field of 68, projecting them to repeat last season with an at-large bid as a No. 9 seed. Gleeson ranked GW as the No. 35 team, and also predicted Savage will be the Colonials player to watch.

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After ending last season with an 11-5 record at home, women's basketball head coach Jonathan Tsipis will look to take his team far into the NCAA tournament this year. Hatchet File Photo

After ending last season with an 11-5 record at home, women’s basketball head coach Jonathan Tsipis will look to take his team far into the NCAA tournament. Hatchet File Photo

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Rob Bartnichak.

The women’s basketball team was selected to finish second in the Atlantic 10 conference for the first time in six years, the league announced Tuesday.

After they were ranked fifth last season, the Colonials were placed in the No. 2 spot of the conference’s preseason coaches poll, released during A-10 women’s basketball media day.

The second-place selection comes one year removed from GW’s first postseason appearance since 2009 and first postseason win since 2008.

The Colonials finished last season 23-11 overall, while posting a conference record of 11-5. After defeating East Carolina and Villanova in the women’s NIT, GW’s season ended with a third-round loss to South Florida.

In addition to the team’s ranking, junior Jonquel Jones was also named to the Preseason All-Conference First Team. She is the first Colonial to be named to the first team since center Jessica Adair was chosen in 2008.

Jones is coming off a year in which she was the only A-10 player to average a double-double last year, with 14.7 PPG and 10.9 RPG.

Jones, along with senior Chakecia Miller and sophomore Ciara Washington, were also named to the A-10’s Preseason All-Defensive Team.

The selection marks Miller’s second consecutive year on the preseason All-Defensive team. She ranked 14th in the conference in steals and 11th in assists.

Washington, who was named A-10 Rookie of the Year last season, averaged 11.2 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game.

Dayton was unanimously picked to finish first in the conference. After the Colonials, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Bonaventure and defending A-10 champion Fordham rounded out the top five.

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Freshman defensive specialist Christina Porada dives for a ball in a game earlier this season. Hatchet File Photo

Freshman defensive specialist Christina Porada dives for a ball in a game earlier this season. Hatchet File Photo

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Alex Kist.

After stringing together back-to-back wins against Dayton and Davidson, the volleyball team seemed to have found its stride in conference play.

But against Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday, GW dropped the match in straight sets (25-20, 25-22, 25-20) in one of its worst statistical performances of the season.

The Colonials posted season lows in hitting percentage (.054), kills (29) and assists (29) and tied its season low in digs (37) on their way to their third straight-sets loss of the season.

GW’s lackluster performance came just a week after the team defeated the A-10 leading Flyers in a thrilling five-set performance. Sunday’s performance against the Rams, who eliminated the Colonials in the conference semifinals last season, left head coach Amanda Ault shaking her head as she watched her team put on an uncharacteristic display.

“We weren’t able to get into a groove and we weren’t able to run stuff on our side,” Ault said. “It really is shocking to me how we can go into a game this point in the season and just not show up.”

GW (14-6, 5-2 A-10) got off to a slow start from the opening set against VCU (12-9, 5-3 A-10). Ault said the Colonials began the match the same way they did last week in a 3-1 road loss to Saint Louis, where the team put itself in a hole and could not escape it.

GW started the match hitting .000, totaling just seven kills against seven attack errors. After improving on the pin in the second set, totaling 13 kills against seven attack errors, the Colonials regressed in the final set and hit .000.

Ault said her team wasn’t in the right place mentally entering the game, which was necessary against a Rams team that entered the match as winners of 10 its last 12 games.

“I felt like our connection, our timing, our tempo was just off today, and there was no communication,” Ault said.

The Colonials failed to find their rhythm and aggression throughout the match. Sophomore middle blocker and reigning A-10 player of the week Chidima Osuchukwu hit just .174 on the afternoon, totaling seven kills. Senior outside hitter Kelsey Newman led the team with eight kills.

The Rams connected on 16 more attack attempts, totaling 45 kills in the winning effort. VCU was led by junior outside hitter Kalah Jones and freshman outside hitter Jessica Young, who both finished in double figures in kills. The two combined for 25 total kills on the night.

Ault said her front line was late in reading the Rams attack and getting in position to defend on the net.

“Our block is the first line of defense,” Ault said. “There were times we would go one-on-one with the attacker, but we were late because it was so fast and our hands weren’t up and over at times – that affected us.”

Beyond the first line of defense, GW’s back line also struggled during the match. Junior Jordan Timmer and Newman tallied eight digs apiece to lead the team, but no GW player finished the match in double figures. Junior libero Maddy Doyle finished the match with just four digs.

“Something else that affected us was the back row,” Ault said. “From there, we weren’t tough on contact, and we were still trying to move and figure out where we could go.”

Minimizing errors and maximizing cohesiveness are focuses for the Colonials this week, as well as maintaining energy and communication on the floor.

“We talk about this a lot, every role is important for us on our team. The energy that not only the floor brings, but also the benches is critical, especially when you are on the road because it’s not your fans,” Ault said. “We just need make sure that we have that energy throughout so it puts us in a place where we feel more at home.”

GW continues on the road with a matchup against La Salle on Saturday at 7 p.m.

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Freshman Koby Osei-Wusu fends off a Saint Joseph’s defender Sunday. The Colonials tied the Hawks 1-1. Francis Rivera | Senior Staff Photographer

This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Mark Eisenhauer.

Men’s soccer came within inches of defeating conference foe Saint Joseph’s on Sunday, but had to settle for a 1-1 tie after a hard fought 110 minutes of play.

Led by starting freshmen forwards Christian Lawal and Koby Osei-Wusu, the Colonials (5-6-1, 1-1-1) were able to bounce back offensively after an early Hawks goal.

“They were a tough team and I thought if anyone was going to win it, it would have been us,” head coach Craig Jones said. “We couldn’t find that game-winning goal today, but overall it was a good performance from the group.”

In a dead heat in the first overtime period came perhaps the Colonials’ best chance to get that game-winner. Lawal, all alone in the box, came within inches of heading a ball sent by freshman Oliver Curry into the net that would have given his team its second conference win of the season.

“I saw Curry out wide and I knew he was going to put in a good ball, so I pulled away from the last defender,” Lawal said. “It was a great ball but unfortunately I just couldn’t hit it on target.”

Five Saint Joseph’s (6-3-4, 1-1-1) overtime fouls would also give the Colonials a number of free kicks outside of the box, but neither Curry nor junior Oliver De Thier could get a shot on net.

Despite his missed opportunity, Lawal was the reason GW was still on the field as regulation expired. In the 50th minute of the match, the freshman tucked the tying goal into the right corner of the net after receiving a through ball from Curry. Lawal said the goal was a result of the “high pressure” the Colonials placed on the Hawks early in the second half.

Lawal’s goal came after a first half in which the Colonials outshot the Hawks 9-5. Saint Joseph’s was able to play a cross into the GW box and put a shot past junior goalkeeper Jean-Pierre van der Merwe, who would make three saves on the day.

Osei-Wusu, Curry and sophomore Garrett Heine paced the Colonials’ offense with three shots each, contributing to a team total of 15, a noticeable improvement on the team’s average 11.7 shots per game.

“I think we had a lot more chances than them,” senior co-captain Matthew Scott said. “Four points at home on a weekend is not something you can be too unhappy about. But after the game today, everyone is frustrated because we definitely thought that game was there to win.“

Wrapping up their two-game home stand, the Colonials will try to carry their momentum through their upcoming three-game road trip.

“We’ve been on the road for a lot of non-conference games, so we are hoping those have prepared us,” Jones said. “For us, it’s just one game at a time, and we have won away from home this year, so hopefully we can do it again.”

The Colonials will be back in action Friday night, when they’ll take on St. Bonaventure at 7 p.m.

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Junior Kristi Abbate tries to out run a defender in a match against Georgetown earlier this season.

Junior Kristi Abbate tries to out run a defender in a match against Georgetown earlier this season. Hatchet File Photo

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Scott Nover.

It took the women’s soccer team all but 17 minutes to score two goals against Massachusetts on Saturday, which was enough to cement a 2-1 victory.

The win was the Colonials’ first in conference play after a loss to La Salle and tie to Fordham in their previous two matches, and kept GW undefeated (5-0) at home.

GW (8-3-1) struck early, and on the heels of its two most reliable playmakers: sophomore forward MacKenzie Cowley and junior midfielder Kristi Abbate.

Abbate picked up her team-leading third assist when Cowley scored in the 8th minute. Both Cowley and Abbate picked up their second and fourth assists, respectively, on the second goal. After Abbate sent a long pass to Cowley in the 17th minute, the sophomore dribbled past the goalkeeper and set up sophomore midfielder Lina Proska for her first goal on the season.

“We were talking about, all week, how the [UMass] goalie comes out,” Cowley said. “Right when I saw the goalie, [head coach Sarah Barnes] told us to take a touch right by her. So I just touched it by her, sent it in and Lina was there thankfully.”

In addition to the 11 UMass players on the field, GW also had to fight cold temperatures and light rain.

“The ball’s definitely a lot slipperier, so your touch just has to be on point,” Cowley said. “If not, it’s just going to fly off you.”

But as the rain subsided in the first half, so too did GW’s control of the game.

It wasn’t until the second half that UMass was able to respond to the early GW offense. UMass sophomore forward Alyssa Fratarcangeli’s struck a corner kick in the 60th minute, which sophomore midfielder Daniela Alvarez tapped passed Colonials goalkeeper Miranda Horn for the Minutewomen’s lone goal of the day.

“I thought that in the first half we were really good,” Barnes said.  “I thought our movement was good, our runs were good. I thought we played poorly in the second half. I don’t know if they were worse in the first half, but I know that we were worse in the second half.”

Barnes cited a lack of ball control as the factor that dismantled the Colonials. Because of giveaways and poor touches, GW could not create the same kind of chances they set up in the opening half.

Barnes likened Saturday’s performance to GW’s last home game, a 2-1 win over George Mason, which featured a similar progression of scoring.

“You look at the Mason game, you look at this game, both teams are very direct. So they’re just playing the ball, they’re not trying to connect,” Barnes said. “They’re trying to dump the ball forward and then press. We have to be better at dealing with that.”

Moving forward, Barnes highlighted composure as a key component to both of GW’s recent near slip-ups at home, adding that maintaining ball control and providing a consistent attack are the top priorities for the team.

“It’s interesting, I think neither halftime did we talk about let’s sit in and defend,” Barnes said. “We talked about how important it was going to be to put pressure on the ball to deny services, and then keep the ball once we won it.”

Next up for GW is a match against A-10 newcomers Davidson (4-8-1, 1-1-0) on Friday afternoon.

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Patricio Garino, Kevin Larsen and Joe McDonald celebrate in GW's win in the A-10 quarterfinals | Hatchet File Photo

Patricio Garino, Kevin Larsen and Joe McDonald celebrate during GW’s win in the A-10 quarterfinals last season. | Hatchet File Photo

D.C. will host the Atlantic 10 men’s basketball championship for the first time in 2018 at the Verizon Center, the league announced Thursday.

GW Athletic Director Patrick Nero said picking the Verizon Center, a venue just minutes away from campus, is yet another nod to the University’s budding men’s basketball program.

“As we went through this process, that was always in the back of the mind of a little bit of a home-court advantage, but also the progress that we’ve made in our men’s basketball program,” Nero said. “So now for the opportunity to have this tournament in our backyard, we see it as great recognition of this community and how we support college basketball and a reward for our fans.”

The A-10 also announced Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh will host the 2017 basketball championship.

The picks come after nine competitive bids for the two tournament destinations were submmitted, A-10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade said.

“On behalf of the A-10, I and all of our members really look forward to working with and competing in each of these really great venues and outstanding cities for 2017 and ’18,” McGlade said in a teleconference.

The Pittsburgh- and D.C.-based tournaments will be a shift away from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., which has hosted the A-10 tournament since 2013. In late March, the A-10, the Atlantic Coast Conference and Barclays Center agreed to allow the ACC to play its conference tournament at the venue to cap off the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

The A-10 Championship will return to Barclays Center in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Also part of the agreement is a scheduling partnership between the ACC and A-10 to play inter-conference doubleheaders at Barclays Center in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The A-10 secured a position for team participation in Barclays Center’s annual Brooklyn Hoops holiday tournament.

If GW makes it to the A-10 championship in 2018, it won’t be the Colonials’ first game on the Verizon Center court. GW plays an annual regular-season game at the venue for the BB&T Classic, and this year will square off against Charlotte on Dec. 7.

For men’s basketball head coach Mike Lonergan, a native of Bowie, Md., Thursday’s announcement hits close to home, and he hopes the one-year move to the Verizon Center will aid his local recruiting efforts.

“Having grown up locally, I have great memories of watching basketball games at the many venues around the city and in the area,” said Lonergan, who is heading into his fourth season as the Colonials’ head coach. “To have this opportunity to compete for a championship at Verizon Center in front of our loyal fan base, family and friends will be very special for me.”

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Head coach Mike Lonergan talks to the men's basketball team during the A-10 Tournament last season. Hatchet File Photo

Head coach Mike Lonergan talks to the men’s basketball team during the A-10 Tournament last season. Hatchet File Photo

The men’s basketball team released the final five games of its non-conference schedule Tuesday, announcing matchups against Grambling State, Longwood, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Charlotte and the Virginia Military Institute, all to be played at the Smith Center.

The Colonials will play 13 non-conference games between Nov. 8 and Dec. 30, including the first games of five home-and-home series against teams from the ACC, Big Ten and Big East. GW will play 31 games total during the 2014-15 regular season.

The full schedule has yet to be revealed, but the Colonials have now announced the entire list of opponents after the A-10 pairings were released in May.

GW could see as many as 15 postseason teams throughout the regular season, depending on the results of the Diamond Head Classic. As many as seven of those potential opponents could come from outside A-10 play.

One of the toughest tests of the season for the Colonials will likely come Nov. 21 against ACC Champion Virginia. The game is the first of a home-and-home agreement between the two schools, and could prove a boost to the Colonials strength-of-schedule if they can hold their own against the 2014 Sweet 16 team.

The matchup against Virginia is one of 10 games against opponents from Maryland or Virginia, and one of four in the non-conference slate along with Longwood on Nov. 26, UMBC on Dec. 4 and VMI on Dec. 30 in the non-conference closer.

The Colonials will also stay close to home at the Verizon Center in the BB&T Classic on Dec. 7, when they will take on Charlotte as part of the double header also featuring a game between Georgetown and Towson.

Then-sophomore guard Joe McDonald drives toward the basket against Radford last season. Hatchet File Photo by Delaney Walsh | Photo Editor

Then-sophomore guard Joe McDonald drives toward the basket against Radford last season. Hatchet File Photo by Delaney Walsh | Photo Editor

Outside the D.C. area, the team will head to Hawaii for the Diamond Head Classic from Dec. 22 to 25.

The eight-team tournament field includes Colorado, Nebraska, Ohio and Wichita State, a team that, along with GW, finished the 2013-14 season ranked in the RPI Top 100 and played in the postseason. Host Hawaii, Loyola Marymount and Big East quarterfinalist DePaul, which the Colonials will host at the Smith Center on Dec. 11, round out the field.

The Colonials will see another Big East team in Seton Hall on the road Nov. 29. The Pirates finished last season an even 17-17 with a 10-8 home record, and will return four of their top seven scorers from 2013-14.

More power conference matchups come with two away games against Big Ten teams in Rutgers on Nov. 16 and Penn State on Dec. 14.

The Scarlet Knights will return three starters from last season’s team, which lost to the Colonials 93-87 at the Smith Center last season. The Nittany Lions ended the 2013-14 season in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational after sweeping powerhouse Ohio State during the regular season.

GW will unofficially begin the season at home with an exhibition game against Bloomsburg (Division II). The Colonials were unforgiving hosts last season with a 15-1 home record, but Huskies head coach John Sanow will have at least one friendly face in The Smith Center: head coach Mike Lonergan, whom he assisted when Lonergan was head coach at Vermont.

The season will open officially six days later when the Colonials host Grambling State on Nov. 14.

GW’s non-conference schedule is listed below:

11/8/2014 vs. Bloomsburg (Exhibition)

11/14/2014 vs. Grambling State

11/16/2014 at Rutgers

11/21/2014 at Virginia

11/26/2014 vs. Longwood

11/29/2014 at Seton Hall

12/4/2014 vs. UMBC

12/7/2014 vs. Charlotte (BB&T Classic)

12/11/2014 vs. DePaul

12/14/2014 at Penn State

12/22-25/2014 Diamond Head Classic

12/30/2014 – VMI

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