Posted Feb. 18, 2005, 9:11 p.m.
RICHMOND, Va. — Sophomore guard Maureece Rice went seven-for-nine from the floor and scored 16 points in a 64-51 No.7/8 (Associated Press/ESPN) GW win over Richmond Saturday at the Robins Center. The win, GW’s 14th straight, marked the first time the Colonials have won in Richmond since the 1979-80 season and matched the school’s longest winning streak.
GW (22-1, 12-0 Atlantic 10) established their tempo early against the A-10’s best defense by playing aggressive defense of their own, leading to rushed Spider shots, turnovers and subsequent Colonial fast breaks.
Junior guard Carl Elliot started off slowly but came up clutch in the second half and finished with 13 points for GW. Pops Mensah-Bonsu tallied 10 points and nine rebounds in the victory.
Richmond senior Jermaine Bucknor scored 23 points in a losing effort, going six-for-eight from three-point territory.
GW never trailed and led by double digits most of the game. Richmond went on a run midway through the second half that brought the Spiders within seven, but GW responded with a 10-0 run of its own to seal the victory.