Sunday, November 6, 2016

George Washington Edges Bowie State Bulldogs 86-80 in Men’s Exhibition

WASHINGTON, D.C. --The Bowie State University men's basketball team gave Division I George Washington University and real run on Saturday afternoon, edging the Bulldogs 86-80 in exhibition play at the Charles E. Smith Center.

Bowie State's Bulldogs had five players score in double figures with senior Enuoma Ebinum (Greenbelt, Md.) scoring a game-high 20 points to go along with nine rebounds. Junior Omari (Baltimore, Md.) and senior transfer Brian Kelley (Lanham, Md.) contributed 14 and 13 points respectively. Juniors Ahmaad Wilson (Baltimore, Md.) and Dayshawn Wells (Baltimore, Md.) chipped in 12 and 11 points in the contest. Redshirt freshman David Belle (Hyattsville, Md.) chipped in eight points off the bench and senior Michael Briscoe (Waldorf, Md.) rounded out the BSU scorers with two points.

The Colonials had four players score in double figures with Yuta Watanabe pacing George Washington with 19 points while Tyler Cavanaugh added a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds. Collin Smith fell just shy of a double-double recording 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Patrick Smith scored 12 points in the win.

The game was won at the free throw line with George Washington holding a very one-sided advantage over Bowie State. The Colonials made 29-of-46 from the charity stripe compared to just 4-of-6 for the Bulldogs. George Washington also controlled the glass with a 50-32 advantage.

Bowie State finished the game shooting 51 percent from the field (35-of-69), which included 6-of-12 behind the arc. On the other side of the stat sheet, George Washington made 26-of-63 from the field (41 percent) and 5-of-15 (33 percent) behind the three point line.

Bowie State will now prepare for its season opener next Friday (Nov. 11th) versus West Virginia Wesleyan in the nightcap of the Joe Retton Classic hosted by Fairmont State (W.Va.) University.



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