Men’s basketball preview; GW vs. La Salle

George Washington (7-11, 1-4 in Atlantic 10)
La Salle (7-10, 1-5 A-10)

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2 p.m.
Smith Center
TV: A-10 TV
Radio: WAGE 1200 AM (available on the Internet at Broadcast.com)
Campus radio: WRGW 540 AM (available on GWTV Channel 22; available on Internet at www.gwradio.com)
Rankings: La Salle is 139th in unofficial Ratings Percentage Index; GW is 144th
La Salle’s last game: Lost 69-60 to Dayton, Tuesday
All-time series: GW leads 7-3
Last meeting: 72-70, GW in 1999
Last meeting at Smith Center: 93-75, GW in 1999
Streaks: GW has won the last six meetings
La Salle on the road in 1999-2000: 4-7
GW at home in 1999-2000: 3-3
La Salle’s leading scorer: Sophomore forward Rasual Butler (18.9 points per game)
Explorer’s coach: William Speedy Morris (13th year)
Morris’ record at La Salle: 223-179
Morris vs. GW: 1-7
Tom Penders vs. La Salle: 5-4
La Salle notes: Located in Philadelphia; founded in 1863; enrollment of 3,100; led by senior guard Donnie Carr, who has averaged over 20 points a game in his career, but has suffered from pneumonia while La Salle lost eight in a row before a stunning 80-49 win Sunday at Xavier, ending XU’s 24-game home winning streak.

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