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Game 5 Preview and Open Thread: George Washington

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While you are watching Football and eating leftover Turkey, why not tune in for some Beaver Basketball?

OSU @ George Washington - 11:00 A.M. - Charles E. Smith Center - Video with subscription on gwsports.com

The Beavers enter Washington D.C. with a record of 1-3 after falling to Sacramento State last Saturday.

The Beavers were down 22 at halftime against the Hornets before they put on a furious rally. In the end though, the Beavers could not convert down the stretch and fell 65-63. Two players scored in double figures for the Beavers, with Seth Tarver recording 14 points and Calvin Haynes recording 11. 

The Colonials come into the game with a record of 4-0 after defeating UNC-Wilmington, Boston U, UMBC, and Princeton. Lasan Kromah and Damian Hollis have lead the way for GW, with Kromah recording 55 points so far and Hollis with 40. In my mind though, the key to this game will be controlling guards Tim Johnson and Aaron Ware. Both Johnson and Ware have average 8.3 points per game this season.

George Washington is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference and will be challenging teams like Dayton, Temple, Xavier, and Saint Joseph's for the conference title.

Tip-off is set for 11:00 A.M. at the Charles E. Smith Center. 

[UPDATE, from Jake:]  If you haven't heard already, you'll probably hear it multiple times throughout the year, but the basketball team toured the White House and met President Obama yesterday. According to the report by OSU SID Michael Collins, the President took a few moments to meet everyone individually, deliver some encouraging words and pose for a group picture.

"It was an amazing opportunity," senior forward Seth Tarver said. "Words cannot really describe it. It was impressive to learn about the history of the building and the presidents who have occupied it through the years. I think we were all nervous when we saw President Obama in the room, but he gave us some words of encouragement and lightened the mood."

--Connor (ConnorOSU@gmail.com)