Massachusetts (19-10) and George Washington (13-16) Face Off in A-10 Tournament

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Atlantic 10 Conference Tourney



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  George Washington 31 41 72 +2.5
  Massachusetts 34 43 77 -2.5
Thu, Mar 14 2013, 09:00 PM

Barclays Center
Brooklyn, New York
Attendance: 5,751
TV: NBCSN

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Massachusetts matches up against George Washington in the first round of the A-10 Tournament at Barclays Center on Thursday. The game tips off at 9 p.m. EST and you can catch it on NBCSN. The Minutemen lost to the Colonials 79-76 on Jan. 19 and are 2-3 against them over the last four years.

In a 75-66 win over Rhode Island on Mar. 9, Chaz Williams put up 20 points and 10 assists for the Minutemen. He contributes a team-leading 15.4 points per game, 7.6 assists per game, and 2.0 steals per game. For the Colonials, Dwayne Smith finished with 15 points and five rebounds in the 81-80 win over Dayton on Mar. 9. He contributes 2.5 rebounds per game in addition to his 7.0 points per game.

Massachusetts looks to have the advantage over George Washington in one significant area, scoring, where the Minutemen have an edge over the Colonials, 73.5 points per game to 66.1 points per game. When considering the Four Factors, George Washington performs well in offensive rebounding percentage at 37.4. This ranks second in the conference and 31st in the country.

StatSmack! Massachusetts is better than George Washington
  • Massachusetts is ranked higher than George Washington in the A-10 (No. 6 vs. No. 11).
  • Amherst isn't as congested as Washington (population is significantly lower).
  • The Massachusetts scoring leader (Chaz Williams, 446 points) has more points than the George Washington scoring leader (Isaiah Armwood, 342 points).
  • Raphiael Putney is ranked 9th in the A-10 in blocks.
GW Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Isaiah Armwood 31 12 9 2 1 2 3
C Patricio Garino 27 9 3 2 2 0 3
C Kevin Larsen 24 8 5 2 1 1 1
C Lasan Kromah 24 10 4 2 1 0 2
C Joe McDonald 28 7 4 3 1 0 3
C- Dwayne Smith 13 7 3 0 1 1 1
D+ Bryan Bynes 21 4 2 2 0 0 1
D+ Kethan Savage 12 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Nemanja Mikic 13 3 1 0 0 0 1
D Jonathan Davis 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D John Kopriva 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Paris Maragkos 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
UMASS Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Chaz Williams 0 15 4 8 2 0 3
B- Terrell Vinson 26 13 4 1 1 1 2
B- Jesse Morgan 29 13 3 2 2 0 1
B- Cady Lalanne 22 9 7 0 0 1 1
C+ Raphiael Putney 23 7 5 2 1 1 2
C Freddie Riley 28 9 1 1 1 0 1
C Maxie Esho 20 6 5 1 1 1 1
C Sampson Carter 22 6 4 1 1 0 1
D+ Trey Davis 9 3 1 1 0 0 1
D T. Bergantino 3 0 1 0 0 0 0

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A-10 Standings

OverallConf
1 Saint Louis 27-7 13-3
2 VCU 26-9 12-4
3 GW 24-9 11-5
3 StJoe 24-10 11-5
 5Massachusetts 24-9 10-6
5 Dayton 26-11 10-6
7 Richmond 19-14 8-8
8 La Salle 15-16 7-9
9 St. Bonaventure 18-15 6-10
10 Duquesne 13-17 5-11
11 Rhode Island 14-18 5-12
11 George Mason 11-20 5-12
13 Fordham 10-21 2-14
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#11 T. Bergantino So F/C 6-9 245
#24 Seth Berger Fr F 6-7 210
#22 Sampson Carter Sr F 6-8 220
#13 Zach Coleman Fr F 6-7 200
#12 Trey Davis So F 6-0 180
#0 Demetrius Dyson Fr G 6-5 215
#1 Maxie Esho Jr F 6-8 205
#2 Derrick Gordon So G 6-3 200
#4 Jabarie Hinds Jr G 5-11 185
#25 Cady Lalanne Jr C 6-10 250
#34 Raphiael Putney Sr F 6-9 185
#5 Clyde Santee Fr G 6-7 205
#3 Chaz Williams Sr G 5-9 175