No. 16 Xaxier Beats Slowdown by GW

By Wright, Ken | The Washington Times (Washington, DC), January 24, 1997 | Go to article overview

No. 16 Xaxier Beats Slowdown by GW


Wright, Ken, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)


George Washington had the perfect game plan for high-scoring, No. 16 Xavier last night: slow it down. However, GW forgot to execute in the final two minutes.

Xavier's 6-foot-7 forward, T.J. Johnson, blocked J.J. Brade's layup attempt with 18 seconds left, allowing the Musketeers to escape with a 62-61 Atlantic 10 West victory over the Colonials before 4,932 at Smith Center.

Xavier's 6-8 junior forward, Torraye Braggs, hit a follow shot with 1:25 left that proved to be the game-winner. A travelling call on Johnson gave the Colonials the ball back with 1.5 seconds left, but point guard Shawnta Rogers' inbounds pass to 7-1 center Alexander Koul was knocked away by Johnson and Braggs to preserve Xavier's victory.

Xavier's win gave the Musketeers (13-2, 4-1 A-10 West) a commanding two-game lead over GW (8-7, 3-3) in the standings.

"We won't talk about any one play, but there were couple other ones that made more of a difference," GW coach Mike Jarvis said of on the final play. "Tough to make that at the end. It would have been nice to not have to try to win it with one second left."

With GW leading 61-60, 6-8 GW sophomore forward Yegor Mescheriakov threw the ball over Koul's head into the stands. Moments later, with GW trailing 62-61, Rogers was called for a charge.

"We threw the ball away a few times, but they did the same thing," Jarvis said of the late-game breakdown. "I think that's just about young people playing in a pressure situation on both sides of the ball. . . . Those are mental mistakes, not because you're physically tired."

The game was tied 12 times and there were 10 lead changes before the final seconds. Koul led all scorers with 20 points. Rogers and Mescheriakov contributed 13 each for GW.

GW held Xavier - the nation's highest-scoring team at 88.5 - to its lowest offensive output of the season.

"Kansas didn't get 88, so Xavier's not going to get 88," Jarvis said of his team's defensive abilities. "Nobody's going to get 88 against us. It's not about slowing it down either. Overall, the team defense is getting better. And the wine is getting closer to being ready. No wine, before its time."

The excitement began early. With only 1:33 expired, GW's Rogers fired a three-quarter court pass to Koul lurking on the baseline.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

No. 16 Xaxier Beats Slowdown by GW
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.