Basketball 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 3-pointers. ...

Basketball Jul 22, 2016

George Washington launches probe of hoop coach

by Ed Odeven

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 university ...

Watanabe, GW claim place in NIT title game

Basketball Mar 30, 2016

Watanabe, GW claim place in NIT title game

by Ed Odeven

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 in New ...

Basketball 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 York, ...

Basketball 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. Sophomore ...

Basketball Mar 17, 2016

Mitola lifts George Washington past Hofstra in NIT

Alex Mitola nailed a running jumper in the lane with 4 seconds remaining as George Washington edged Hofstra 82-80 in the first round of the NIT on Wednesday night in Washington, D.C. Sophomore Yuta Watanabe scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half ...

Basketball Mar 12, 2016

Saint Joseph's knocks off George Washington in A-10 quarters

Saint Joseph's overcame a 14-point halftime deficit against the George Washington men's basketball team in the Atlantic 10 Tournament quarterfinals on Friday. The fourth-seeded Hawks earned an 86-80 victory over Yuta Watanabe and the fifth-seeded Colonials at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Saint Joseph's outscored ...

Basketball Mar 11, 2016

Watanabe, George Washington reach Atlantic 10 quarterfinals

Sophomore Yuta Watanabe scored a game-high 19 points and the George Washington men's basketball team defeated Saint Louis 73-65 in the Atlantic 10 Tournament's second round on Thursday in Brooklyn, New York. The fifth-seeded Colonials (23-9 overall) will face fourth-seeded Saint Joseph's (24-7) in the ...

Japanese standout Watanabe eager to show growth for GW

Basketball Jun 2, 2015

Japanese standout Watanabe eager to show growth for GW

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japanese basketball phenom Yuta Watanabe is currently back in Japan, using the break between semesters at George Washington University to spend some cherished time with his family and friends. He's also stayed busy working out and keeping up with media appearances. During an interview with ...

National Jan 15, 2014

USS Reagan to replace George Washington at Yokosuka

The U.S. Navy said Wednesday it will substitute its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at the Yokosuka Naval Base, the USS George Washington, with another in the same class, the Ronald Reagan. The navy said it will announce the specific timing of the ships' movements at a ...