Men’s Basketball: Fast Facts

GW vs. Longwood
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Smith Center
Television: None
Radio: WTWP 107.7 FM, 1500 AM, GWRadio.com

History:
This is Longwood’s second year in Division I college basketball. The two have never faced each other.

Game notes:
This game should be another clobbering, but there is at least one thing to watch out for. Senior guard Carl Elliott has made his last 18 free throw attempts. The record for consecutive free throws is at 45 (Brian Magid over two seasons) and 41 (Bob Tallent 1968-69, Brian Magid 1979-80).

Keys for GW:
Longwood won nine games last year and beat one non-Division I team, so the game should be another experiment in execution. Karl Hobbs, GW’s head coach, said he is concentrating on beating Longwood and refuses to look past this game. Hobbs said he hopes for the Colonials to improve on the break and in game-time communication. Look for GW to try to spread the court on the break and use both sides of the floor, something Hobbs said he was unhappy with last time. Starting out the season on the road is not easy. With GW’s high-paced game, staying composed and in control will be important.

Keys Players:
Rob Diggs – GW
Diggs had nine points against Dartmouth and Hobbs said sees Diggs improving. Diggs, a sophomore, logged 27 minutes and took six shots. Hobbs said against BU, he hoped Diggs would take more of an offensive stance.

GW Men’s upcoming games:
Nov. 17 v. Longwood
Nov. 21 at Kennesaw State
Nov. 26 at Providence
Dec. 3 v. Virginia Tech
Dec. 5 v. Maryland-Eastern Shore

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