George Washington (6-10) vs George Mason (12-4)
When: Wednesday, January 15th at 7 p.m.
Where: Charles E.Smith Center in Washington D.C.
TV: ESPN+ / Radio: TuneIn
George Washington -
66.2 - points per game
68.6 - points against
41.5 - Field goal %
George Mason -
68.1 - points per game
65.2 - points against
42.1 - field goal %
Keep an eye on:
Jordan Miller & AJ Wilson: is stating the obvious. The two local products have become forces in the A-10 respectively. Miller has emerged as one of the more efficient scorers in the conference, due to his ability to score from all three levels. In today's three point or score at the basket happy era, its rare to see. The 6'6 sophomore is averaging a team high 13.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals on 50 percent shooting from the field, a little under 47 percent from 3-point range and 76 percent from the free throw line. Miller's versatility on defense is also underrated.
High motor forward AJ Wilson does the dirty work and he does it well. 6'7 junior averages 10.8 points, a team high 8.1 rebounds and an conference leading 3.6 BLOCKS per game. Wilson is lethal in transition where his speed and quickness gives opposing forwards issues, and he's great at getting second chance points. Defensively, he can guard at times all five positions on the court, thanks in large part to his length and his range covering the court. It's Dennis Rodman'esque.
Offensive Rebounding: I believe will be the key factor in this game. George Washington enters the game among the worst in the conference averaging 8.5 per game, which ranks 12th in the A-10. George Mason, averages 11.5 offensive rebounds per game, which has the Patriots sitting at 4th in the conference currently. AJ Wilson is tied for second in the A-10 in offensive rebounding, snatching 3.6 per game. George Washington senior forward Arnaldo Toro leads the Colonials in offensive rebounding with 3.5 per game, however, the second best offensive rebounder for GW is Jamison Battle, he averages 0.4 per game. George Washington will have to do an extraordinary job boxing out and keeping George Mason off the offensive boards if they want to get back on the winning side.