George Washington vs. Massachusetts: Full Game Preview

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George Washington vs. Massachusetts: Full Game Preview
George Washington
(7-9, 2-5 away)
Massachusetts
(12-4, 7-3 home)
Venue: William D. Mullins Center
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
George Washington I Armwood 12.3 I Armwood 8.6 J McDonald 2.9
Massachusetts C Williams 16.2 C Lalanne 6.5 C Williams 7.4

On Saturday, George Washington visits William D. Mullins Center to take on Massachusetts. It starts at 4:00 EST. The Colonials are 2-2 against the Minutemen over the last four years. They lost 86-75 the last time they played (2/4/2012).

George Washington is in 9th place in the conference, Massachusetts is in 5th place.

In their last match-up, Isaiah Armwood finished with 13 points and 9 rebounds in the Colonials 55-53 loss against Temple on January 16th. A stat-sheet stuffer, he leads the team with 12.3 points per game, 8.6 rebounds per game, and 2.9 blocks per game. For the Minutemen, Chaz Williams finished with 22 points and 5 rebounds in the 79-66 win over Duquesne on January 17th. He leads the team in points with 16.2 per game, assists with 7.4 per game, and steals with 2.0 per game.

Massachusetts has a statistical edge over George Washington in one specific area, scoring, where the Minutemen have the upper hand over the Colonials, 72 points per game to 64 points per game.

Massachusetts StatSmack

  • Patricio Garino is ranked 6th in the A-10 in steals.
  • George Washington allows fewer rebounds (33.3 allowed per game vs 39.8 allowed per game) than Massachusetts this season.
  • The George Washington blocks leader (Isaiah Armwood) has more blocks than the Massachusetts blocks leader (Cady Lalanne).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? George Washington currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (966 to 949) than Massachusetts, per the NCAA.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. George Washington has come back to win after being down at half against Massachusetts 3 times since 1997.
  • Isaiah Armwood is ranked 2nd in the A-10 in rebounds and 17th nationally in blocks.
  • The George Washington steals leader (Patricio Garino) has more steals than the Massachusetts steals leader (Chaz Williams).
  • The George Washington rebounding leader (Isaiah Armwood) has more rebounds than the Massachusetts rebounding leader (Cady Lalanne).
  • At least you keep showing up. George Washington has an average margin of victory of 9 over Massachusetts in 30 wins since 1980.
  • George Washington has a better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (55.79% to 54.70%).
  • George Washington has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Massachusetts according to Kiplinger (76.4% vs 49%).
GW Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Isaiah Armwood 31 12 9 2 1 3 3
C Patricio Garino 27 9 3 2 2 0 3
C Lasan Kromah 24 10 4 2 1 0 2
C Kevin Larsen 24 7 6 2 0 1 2
C- Joe McDonald 27 7 4 3 1 0 3
D+ Dwayne Smith 12 7 3 0 0 0 1
D Bryan Bynes 19 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Jonathan Davis 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Nemanja Mikic 14 4 1 0 0 0 1
D Kethan Savage 10 2 1 1 0 0 1
D John Kopriva 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Paris Maragkos 5 2 1 0 0 0 1
UMASS Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Chaz Williams 35 16 4 7 2 0 4
B- Jesse Morgan 29 13 3 2 2 0 1
C+ Terrell Vinson 25 12 5 1 1 0 2
C Cady Lalanne 19 7 7 0 0 1 1
C Raphiael Putney 23 7 5 2 1 1 2
C Maxie Esho 22 6 5 1 1 1 1
C Sampson Carter 22 6 4 1 1 1 1
C Freddie Riley 23 6 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Trey Davis 7 2 1 1 0 0 0
D T. Bergantino 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Izzy Freeman 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
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