Posted Saturday, Feb. 25, 6:40 p.m.
BRONX, N.Y. – The cheers were loud in Rose Hill Gym Saturday, but the GW men’s basketball team could not be deafened. Despite a second-half run by the Rams, the No. 6 Colonials topped Fordham 76-65 in Division I basketball’s oldest facility.
The win extends the Colonials’ win streak to 16 games and gives them a 24-1 record overall. With the win, the Colonials have reached 24 wins for the third time in program history. They have the longest winnign streak in the country and are undefeated in conference play.
GW got 19 points from sophomore Maureece Rice and 17 from junior Danilo (J.R.) Pinnock. New York native Carl Elliott, a junior, had 16 points in his first collegiate game in his hometown. Senior Mike Hall chipped in with 10 points.
Senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu was sidelined with a torn meniscus. The injury gave way for 23 bench points. Freshman Montrell McDonald remained suspended for his third consecutive game.
The Colonials shot 53.6 percent from the floor but only 16.7 percent from beyond the arc.
Fordham (12-15, 7-7 Atlantic 10) got 18 from Marcus Stout and 17 from Jermaine Anderson, including four three-pointers. Bryant Dunston was limited to 11 points.