GW v. Boston University
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: Agganis Center, Boston
Radio: WTWP 107.7 FM, 1500 AM, GWRadio.com
GW leads the all-time series with BU 13-1, with the one loss coming in the 1978-79 season. The Colonials topped the Terriers 75-62 Dec. 2, 2005, at the Smith Center. Maureece Rice had 17 points, and Mike Hall nabbed 10 rebounds.
BU has lost five players since last season due to unhappiness on the team. According to the Daily Free Press, BU’s student paper, the team will have two seniors when they face GW.
BU faces Boston College in hockey, and to gain entrance to the game, students will have to attend the GW v. BU basketball game. Students will be out in full force.
BU is without its top three scorers from last season.
Keys for GW:
Getting Maureece Rice and Carl Elliott hot. In a closed preseason scrimmage against Villanova, Rice and Elliott were ice-cold. With a front line thinned by injury and suspension, the backcourt needs to be productive. Travis King, a freshman, may see some time.
What’s left of the frontcourt needs to be productive. Dokun Akingbade, Rob Diggs and Regis Koundjia need to rebound and keep defense tight.
Composure. Starting out the season on the road is not easy. With GW’s high-paced game, staying composed and in control will be important.
Maureece Rice – GW
The junior guard will need to play smart and control a team that is young and inexperienced. He had 17 points last year against the Terriers but he was off the bench. This is Rice’s first starting performance as an upperclassman.
Brian Macon – BU
The senior guard is the team’s most productive member from last season (5.7 ppg). Against GW last year, he had seven points on 3-for-7 shooting from the floor.
GW Men’s upcoming games:
Nov. 14 v. Dartmouth
Nov. 17 v. Longwood
Nov. 21 at Kennesaw State
Nov. 26 at Providence
Nov. 25 v. James Madison