George Washington Vs. Kansas State: Colonials Fade In Second Half, Fall 69-56 To Wildcats

A strong first half fizzled for George Washington, as they fell to undefeated Kansas State, 69-56.

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George Washington Vs. Kansas State: Colonials Fade In Second Half, Fall 69-56 To Wildcats

The George Washington Colonials traveled to Manhattan, Kansas for their first meeting with the Kansas State Wildcats in over 70 years. Mike Lonergan's club hung with the favored Wildcats through the first half, but ran out of gas in the second to fall by 13 points. As the cliche goes, "you live by the three, and die by the three," and tonight GW went cold from behind the arc. The Colonials were 5 of 19 from three point range, shooting just 26%. They were not much better from the field overall, shooting just 31% in a rowdy and tough road environment at the "Octagon of Doom."

Tony Taylor once again led the Colonials, chipping in 14 points. Like the rest of his team, however, Taylor was cold and put up that 14 on 14 shots from the floor. His backcourt mate and fellow scorer, Lasan Kromah, hit just four of 15 shots and added only nine points. The Colonials closed K-State's lead to one early in the second half, but after the under 16 timeout, the Wildcats offense finally got on track and blitzed GW to pull away comfortably.

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George Washington Vs. Kansas State Meet For First Time Since 1940: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

So far, so good for Mike Lonergan in his first year as head coach of the George Washington Colonials. GW has won its past three games to start the 2011-2012 season 4-1. The Colonials went undefeated during their three-game round robin at the Progressive CBE Classic in Bowling Green lats week. On Thursday night, Longergan's squad faces its toughest test of the young season when they travel to Manhattan, Kansas to play the undefeated Kansas State Wildcats (3-0). The two schools are meeting for the first time in over 70 years. They last played in 1940 when GW defeated the Wildcats, 48-25, in Washington D.C.

Here's the pertinent game and broadcast information to get you prepared for the hardwood action.

George Washington Colonials (4-1) at Kansas State Wildcats (3-0)

When: 8:00 pm EST

Where: Fred Bramlage Coliseum (Manhattan, KS)

TV information:

  • ESPN Full Court, MASN (local), Fox Sports Kansas City (local)

Radio Information:

  • GW: FederalNewsRadio.com, 1050 AM
  • KSU: K-State Sports Network
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George Washington Vs. Kansas State: Colonials Visit Undefeated Wildcats

Mike Lonergan's squad travels to Manhattan, KS to take on undefeated K-State.

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