Nov 12, 2016

Watanabe scores 18 in season debut

George Washington junior Yuta Watanabe shined in the school’s season opener, scoring 18 points and grabbing six rebounds in the Colonials’ 75-71 win on Friday night over the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore. Watanabe sank 10 of 12 free throws and drained 2 of 3 ...

Jul 22, 2016

George Washington launches probe of hoop coach

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Just months after then-sophomore Yuta Watanabe, a rising star, and the George Washington men’s basketball team captured the National Invitation Tournament title in New York, Colonials players have made allegations of abuse by coach Mike Lonergan, as reported Thursday by The Washington Post. The ...

Japan reveals roster for final Rio qualifier

Jun 23, 2016

Japan reveals roster for final Rio qualifier

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George Washington standout Yuta Watanabe, veteran star guard Yuta Tabuse and the Takeuchi twins (Joji and Kosuke) will lead the “Akatsuki Five” as Japan men’s national team head coach Kenji Hasegawa on Thursday revealed his final roster for the final Olympic qualifier, which takes ...

Watanabe, George Washington rout Valparaiso in NIT final

Apr 1, 2016

Watanabe, George Washington rout Valparaiso in NIT final

George Washington won its first National Invitation Tournament championship, getting 18 points from Kevin Larsen and pulling away in the second half to beat Valparaiso 76-60 on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Patricio Garino had 14 points and the fourth-seeded Colonials (28-10) set ...

Watanabe, GW claim place in NIT title game

Mar 30, 2016

Watanabe, GW claim place in NIT title game

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The George Washington men’s basketball team didn’t receive an invitation to the 68-team NCAA Tournament. Instead, Plan B has worked out quite well for rising star Yuta Watanabe and his Colonials teammates. GW defeated San Diego State 65-46 on Tuesday in the NIT semifinals ...

Mar 24, 2016

George Washington reaches NIT semis

Yuta Watanabe and the George Washington men’s basketball team extended their season by defeating the visiting and second-seeded University of Florida 82-77 in the NIT quarterfinals on Wednesday. The fourth-seeded Colonials (26-10) advance to the semifinals next Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in New ...

Mar 22, 2016

George Washington advances to NIT quarterfinals

The George Washington men’s basketball team advanced to the NIT quarterfinals by beating Monmouth 87-71 on Monday in West Long Branch, New Jersey. The fourth-seeded Colonials (25-10), who never trailed, outscored the hosts 50-38 in the second half in a game televised by ESPN. ...