How It Happened
GW erased an 18-point first half deficit and scored 25 points from the foul line as Rhode Island dropped a 62-58 decision at the Smith Center this afternoon.
The Rams started out hot offensively, building a 30-12 lead after a Hassan Martin jumper with 7:38 left in the first half. While the Rhody defense held GW to just two more field goals the rest of the half, the Colonials set up shop at the free throw line. GW scored 12 of its last 17 points from the charity stripe as it closed the half on a 17-4 run.
Rhody led 34-29 at the break and extended its lead to seven points (46-39) after Four McGlynn buried a 3-pointer with 12:56 to play. But GW would score nine unanswered and took a 48-46 lead with 6:39 to go. The Rams answered back with 3-balls on back-to-back possessions by Jarvis Garrett and Kuran Iverson, regaining a four-point lead (52-48) with 5:50 to go.
There were two ties and two lead changes over the final 5:50, as GW outscored URI, 14-6. Seven of those 14 points came from the free throw line.
Inside the Box Score
- Jarvis Garrett led the Rams with 15 points. It was the 15th time this season that the sophomore point guard has led the team in scoring. Garrett connected on 6-of-13 from the floor - including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc.
- Jared Terrell added 14 points (5-10 FG) to go with four rebounds and two assists. It marked just the fourth time in 28 games in which Terrell scored 12 or more points and the Rams lost.
- Kuran Iverson added 13 points, six rebounds, and two assists in 37 minutes.
- Four McGlynn had eight points (2-5 3FG) and Hassan Martin chipped in with six points, three rebounds, and two blocks before fouling out in 21 minutes.
- GW's bench outscored the Rhody reserves, 15-2, on the afternoon.
- The Colonials held a 39-26 edge on the glass - including an 11-4 advantage on the offensive glass. GW converted the 11 offensive boards into 13 2nd chance points.
Stat of the Game, pt. I
6 - Six different Rhody players tallied an assist on the afternoon.
Stat of the Game, pt. II
+19 - George Washington held a +19 advantage in free throws made (25 to 6) and attempted (30 to 11) for the game.
Rhode Island will head home to the Ryan Center for a two-game homestand next week.
Rhody will host Fordham on Wednesday, Jan 27 and Saint Joseph's on Saturday, Jan. 30.
Both games will be televised - Fordham airing on the ASN, while CBS Sports Network will broadcast the SJU game.
Tip off vs. Fordham is set for 7 p.m., while the Rams and Hawks will start at 6 p.m.
The Rhody Sports Network will also carry this - and every game - live on B101 (101.5 FM), with Steve McDonald and Don Kaull.