Massachusetts @ George Washington
Regular Season Records: Massachusetts 14-16; George Washington 12-17
What to Know
The Massachusetts Minutemen and the George Washington Colonials are set to clash at 6 p.m. ET March 10 at Capital One Arena in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Conference Tourney. The Minutemen will be strutting in after a win while George Washington will be stumbling in from a defeat.
On Saturday, UMass narrowly escaped with a victory as the squad sidled past the George Mason Patriots 83-80. Massachusetts' guard Noah Fernandes was one of the most active players for the team, picking up 28 points in addition to five rebounds.
Speaking of close games: George Washington was close but no cigar on Saturday as they fell 70-66 to the Fordham Rams. Guard James Bishop wasn't much of a difference maker for George Washington; Bishop finished with only eight points on 3-for-12 shooting in his 37 minutes on the court.
Barring any buzzer beaters, UMass is expected to win a tight contest Thursday. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
The Minutemen came up short against the Colonials when the two teams last met earlier in the regular season, falling 77-68. Can UMass avenge their loss, or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll soon find out.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 6 p.m. ET
- Where: Capital One Arena -- Washington, District of Columbia
- TV: USA Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Minutemen are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Colonials, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
George Washington have won all of the games they've played against Massachusetts in the last eight years.
- Feb 09, 2022 - George Washington 77 vs. Massachusetts 68
- Jan 18, 2020 - George Washington 75 vs. Massachusetts 51
- Mar 13, 2019 - George Washington 68 vs. Massachusetts 64
- Feb 20, 2019 - George Washington 79 vs. Massachusetts 67
- Feb 14, 2018 - George Washington 83 vs. Massachusetts 72
- Feb 23, 2017 - George Washington 83 vs. Massachusetts 67
- Jan 12, 2016 - George Washington 81 vs. Massachusetts 70