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George Washington Makes Quick, Easy Work of Rutgers

After its win against Central Connecticut on Dec. 8, the Rutgers men’s basketball team entered its contest against George Washington hoping to build momentum during the final part of its non-conference schedule.

This was not the case for the Scarlet Knights (4-6), who were outmatched and outplayed against George Washington (9-1).

The Knights started slow and were never able to catch up to the Colonials, losing by a wide margin of 83-49.

By the ten minute mark of the first half, Rutgers had scored only two points, and were losing 23-2.
It was that kind of day for the Knights, as they shot 34 percent from the field and committed 22 turnovers.

George Washington was the more talented and deeper team, and it showed on the court. The Colonials operated its offense with little resistance from the Knights, committing only seven turnovers and dropping 10 three-pointers in the contest.

Without its top frontcourt player in Deshawn Freeman, Rutgers was unable to get the ball inside with any consistency against George Washington. Instead, the Knights were forced to rely on its backcourt to keep pace with the Colonials.

The combination of Corey Sanders, Mike Williams, and Bishop Daniels went a combined 10-30 from the floor, and were unable to establish any rhythm offensively for the Knights.

Sanders had one the toughest games of his freshman campaign, scoring five points and contributing zero assists, while also committing four turnovers.

George Washington’s offensive depth was on full display against Rutgers, as nine Colonials scored at least five points in the contest.

The Knights will need to regroup after this loss, as they have only three non-conference games remaining before Big Ten play begins.

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