Men’s basketball preview: GW vs. La Salle

George Washington (11-11, 5-4 Atlantic 10)
La Salle (8-12, 2-7 A-10)

Saturday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m.
Tom Gola Arena (4,000)
TV: none
Radio: WAGE 1200 AM (available on the Internet at
Campus Radio: WRGW 540 AM (available on GWTV Channel 22; available on Internet at
Rankings: La Salle is ranked 151st in the unofficial Ratings Percentage Index (Strength of Schedule is 92nd); GW is 105th in the RPI (SOS is 54th)
Standings: La Salle is sixth and last in the A-10 West; GW is second
Explorers’ last game: 82-48 loss at UMass Wednesday night
La Salle at Gola in 1999-2000: 4-3 (1-3 A-10)
GW on the road in 1999-2000: 2-6 (1-3 A-10)
All-time series: GW leads 8-3 (1951-present)
All-time series at Gola: GW leads 3-1
Last meeting: 99-75, GW (Jan. 29 at Smith Center)
Last meeting at Gola: 72-70, GW (Feb. 3, 1999)
Series streaks: GW has won last seven and last three at Gola
Explorers’ leading scorer: Junior forward Victor Thomas (18.1 points per game)
Explorers’ coach: William Speedy Morris (14th year)
Morris’ record at La Salle: 223-181 (23-50 A-10)
Morris vs. GW: 1-8
Tom Penders vs. La Salle: 6-4
La Salle notes: Founded in 1863; enrollment of 6,100; fifth year in A-10; opened 6-1 but lost Donnie Carr for several weeks to illness and dropped eight in a row; has beaten Xavier on the road (80-49) and Virginia Tech at home; lost to Rhode Island at home; averages only 64 points a game

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