George Washington vs. Xavier

The Colonials return home Wednesday to take on 17th-ranked Xavier in a showdown between two of the best teams in the Atlantic 10’s West Division. The Musketeers (10-2 overall, 2-1 A-10) were upset at St. Bonaventure Jan. 3 but rebounded with blowouts of La Salle and Fordham last week. Xavier is led by one of the best backcourts in the country. Juniors Lenny Brown (16.5 ppg) and Gary Lumpkin (12.9 ppg) lead the team in scoring, along with forward Darnell Williams (16.3 ppg). Williams is joined up front by forwards Torrayne Braggs and James Posey to give Skip Prosser’s club a strong frontcourt. GW lost both games to Xavier last season and the Colonials probably have to win Wednesday to challenge Xavier for the West Division title.

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