Richmond will be looking for a bounce-back performance from its loss on Saturday when it travels to George Washington on Wednesday night. The Spiders had their five-game winning streak snapped in a road loss to St. Bonaventure. George Washington is coming off a loss to La Salle at home.
Richmond remains one game back of Rhode IslandRichmond is still a game behind Rhode Island for second place in the Atlantic 10 Conference standings after both teams lost on Saturday. The Spiders are 10-4, which places them in a tie with St. Bonaventure for third place in the conference. Dayton is running away with the regular-season crown, sitting at 14-0 and 25-2 overall. St. Bonaventure controlled most of Saturday’s game against Richmond. The Bonnies jumped out to an eight-point halftime lead and led by 10 points with 50 seconds remaining. Richmond went on a late 8-1 run, but it was not enough in the 75-71 setback.
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Junior guard Blake Francis leads Richmond with 17.3 points per game and 2.2 assists per game. He is an adequate 3-point shooter, making 57 of 160 attempts from beyond the arc. Junior guard Jacob Gilyard is scoring 13.4 points per game and is the top distributor on the squad with 5.5 assists per game. He has made 38.0 percent of his 137 attempts from beyond the arc. Junior forward Grant Golden is scoring 13.4 points per game and is the team’s leading rebounder with 7.0 boards per contest. Junior guard Nick Sherod is the final player in double figures, scoring 12.3 points per outing.
Colonials in middle of packGeorge Washington is sitting in the middle of the pack in the conference standings. The Colonials are 12-15 overall, including a 6-8 mark in the Atlantic 10. They are coming off a home loss to La Salle on Saturday. George Washington was pegged as a slight 3-point favorite, but fell behind 39-25 at halftime. The Colonials were unable to come back in the second half, losing the game 72-62. La Salle ended a five-game road losing streak in the win. The Explorers shot 50.0 percent from the floor, while holding George Washington to a 37.8 percent clip.
Senior guard Armel Potter leads George Washington with 14.7 points per game. He is the engine of the offense, dishing out 5.7 assists per contest. Freshman forward Jamison Battle is making an immediate impact, scoring 12.0 points per game and grabbing 5.3 rebounds per game. He is the best outside shooter on the team, making 38.1 percent of his 202 attempts from long range. Junior guard Maceo Jack is scoring 11.9 points per game and has made 72 3-pointers. Freshman guard Jameer Nelson Jr. is adding 11.0 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest.
- 4-2 ATS in its last six games
- 7-1 ATS in its last eight games vs. George Washington
George Washington is:
- 2-4 ATS in its last six games
- 3-10 ATS in its last 13 February games