GW senior guard Patricio Garino finished with 17 points on 6 of 11 shooting in the win over Davidson
George Washington from the start looked energetic and sharp defensively and it only sparked their offense. GW led by Patricio Garino (17 points) would jump out to a 20-12 lead at the 11:10 mark. However, Davidson would make a run behind the shooting of senior guard Brian Sullivan and cut the lead to two, trailing 22-20. Back an forth affair that brought four lead changes ended with GW leading 39-33 at the half. Davidson thanks in large part to junior guard Jack Gibbs 18 point second half explosion, would retake the lead 52-51. GW came right back with a Garino lay-up, a jumper from by Alex Mitola on the next possession, followed by a Cavanaugh three-pointer to give the Colonials the lead for good, as they held on to defeat Davidson 79-69.
GW was efficient across the board which made it difficult for Davidson to sustain runs. The Colonials shot 52% from the field (30-57 FG), 71% from the free throw line (15-21 FT), and outrebounded the Wildcats 38-29.
Tyler Cavanaugh finished with 16 points and 6 rebounds, while Yuta Watanabe added 13 points and 6 rebounds as well. Joe Mcdonald posted a near double double with 9 points and 10 rebounds which was a game high . McDonald fell two points short of reaching a 1,000 career points.
Davidson's Jack Gibbs finished with a game high 25 points while senior guard Brian Sullivan added 13 points respectively. The Wildcats while shooting an impressive 40% from 3-point range (9-22 3FG), couldn't find the same level of efficiency from the field everywhere else shooting only 42% from the field (25-59 FG).
GW improves to 17-5,6-3 overall and will hit the road to take on conference leading VCU Saturday at Noon.
Junior forward Tyler Cavanaugh was very solid in the victory posting 16 points and 6 rebounds
Davidson guard Jack Gibbs was spectacular scoring 18 of his 25 points in the second half to keep Davidson in the game