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 3-pointers. He blocked a pair of shots in 28 minutes. The Kagawa Prefecture native pulled down four offensive boards.

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